Natural Science Seminar Series: Fall 2004


September 9, 2004

Our Changing Atmosphere: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Warming
Public Lecture: Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland,
Note: Lecture held at UNC-Asheville, Lipinsky Auditorium

September 10, 2004

Hydrocarbons in Earth’s Atmosphere
Public Lecture: Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland,
Note: Lecture held at UNC-Asheville, Robinson 125

September 13, 2004

Science Teacher Forum
Panel Seminar: Dr. Amy Boyd, moderator
Note: Local high school science teachers discuss their profession.

September 20, 2004

The Effect of Growing Conditions on Essential Oil Composition of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Kesi Stoneking
Mentors: Dean Kahl and John Brock

Determination of Total Mercury in Lake Julian Fish and Sediment
Samantha Sizemore
Mentor: Vicki Collins

September 27, 2004

Chemical Analysis of the Pigeon River: Past and Present
Cayce Canfield
Mentor: Vicki Collins

October 4, 2004

The Recovery of Fuel from the Pyrolysis of Type 7 Plastic Waste
Omar Barnaby
Mentor: Dean Kahl

A study of the distribution of invasive plants in the Bat Cave and Rumbling Bald Preserves
Ahliae Toulouse
Mentor: Greg Ettl

October 25, 2004

A Comparison of Effectiveness Among Japanese Honeysuckle (lonicera japonica) Pollinators in Western North Carolina
Laura Mills
Mentor: Amy Boyd

November 1, 2004

Dowsing for Hidden Objects:  A double-blind approach
Stephen Opper
Mentor: Mark Brenner

Salamander Abundance and Species Diversity within Three Streams at Warren Wilson College
Deja Lizer
Mentor: Amy Boyd

November 8, 2004

The Antibacterial Activity of Honey from Apis mellifera
Winborne Evans
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

Antioxidant capacity of North Carolina red wine
Katherine Reilly
Mentor: Vicki Collins

November 15, 2004

Fungal endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) infection in tall fescue grass(Festuca arundinacea)on Warren-Wilson College Farm
Jennifer Wilson
Mentor: Vicki Collins

The Use of Diurnal Oxygen Curves to Study Pollution in the Pigeon River
Will Pierzala
Mentor: Dean Kahl

November 22, 2004

Tigers in Captivity: a Study of the Effects of Visitor Presence
Ruth Secor
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

The Effect of the Removal of Exotic Invasive Plants on Native Plant Diversity
Megan Burns
Mentor: Amy Boyd

November 29, 2004

The Effects of Dibutyl Phthalate and Diethyl-Hexyl Phthalate on the Zebrafish Embryo
Meredith Lucas
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

Salmonella Contamination in Conventional and Pasture Poultry Farms
Cedarose Siemon
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

December 6, 2004

Chronic Soy Exposure Effects on Metabolism of Phytoestrogen Daidzein
Lindsay Renbaum
Mentor: John Brock