Natural Science Seminar Series: Fall 2005


August 29, 2005

Source Water Contamination of US Public Water Systems: 1985 – 2005
Guest Student Seminar: Julia Kernitz
Warren Wilson College, Introduced by Dr. Frank Kalinowski

September 5, 2005

Nest-site Selection of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) on Westhampton Island, NY
Elizabeth Wunker
Mentor: Lou Weber

September 19, 2005

The role of the unique region of the surrogate light chain in autoimmunity
Sarah-Zane Lewis
Mentors: Jeff Holmes, Dr, James Baleja, Tufts University, and Dr. B. Daivd Stollar, Tufts University

The relationship between Vicia sativa and the ants feeding at their extra floral nectaries on Warren Wilson Campus
Erik Nash
Mentor: Amy Boyd

September 26, 2005

The Effects of Age and Gender on the Learning Ability of the Horse (Equus caballus)
Audrey Williamson
Mentor: Bob Eckstein

Determination of Paw Preference in Raccoons (Procyon lotor)
Josha McBee
Mentor: Bob Eckstein

October 3, 2005

Analysis of Synthetic and Natural Estrogens in the Influent and Effluent of the Buncombe County Wastewater Treatment Plant
Clayton Wilburn
Mentor: John Brock

Relationships between body length and attributes of vocalization in gray tree frogs
Emily Leghart
Mentors: Bob Eckstein and Paul Bartels

October 24, 2005

March of the Shorebirds
Faculty Seminar: Dr. Lou Weber
Department of Biology and Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College

October 26, 2005

Digital Camera Astronomy – a Revolution in Astronomy Education
Sigma Xi Presentation: Dr. Donald F. Collins
Department of Physics, Warren Wilson College

November 7, 2005

The effect of leachate from wood shavings produced in trail maintenance on Daphnia magna
Bart Pfautz
Mentor: Greg Ettl

Herbicidal effects of Ailanthus altissima extracts on native and non-native invasive plants
Amos Little
Mentor: Michael Torres

November 21, 2005

Evaluation of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency in Vegans vs. non-vegans on Warren Wilson College Campus
Tessa Branson
Mentor: Vicki Collins

Information about Internships in Environmental Studies
Guest Seminar: Ross Williams

November 28, 2005

Natural and Biological Control Methods of Reducing Mealybug Infestations in the Warren Wilson College Research Greenhouse
Alana Weintraub
Mentor: Amy Boyd

Grassroots organization and the FERC’s dam relicensing process
Guest Seminar: Joel Bassett
Information for Environmental Studies Internships