Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2003


January 27, 2003

Analysis of Glycoalkaloids in Nightshades
Steve Ritt
Mentor: Dean C. Kahl

February 3, 2003

A Reconnaissance of the Invertebrate Fauna of the Rumbling Bald Cave System
Ayres Christ
Mentor: Lou Weber

Management Plan of Rumbling Bald Mountain
Andrew Radecki

February 17, 2003

Pyrolysis of Newspaper and Magazines
Melissa Meyer
Mentor: Dean Kahl

Pyrantel Resistance in Cyathostome Parasites of Horses on Different Deworming Schedules
Sara Manuel
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

February 24, 2003

Chemical Classification of Clay and Archeological Pottery
Rachel Horn
Mentor: Vicki Collins

The effects of Mychorrizae and Napthalene Acetic Acid on root Development in Tsuga Canadensis
Katie Flannagan
Mentor: Vicki Collins

March 3, 2003

Metals in Urine of Smokers and Non-Smokers
Nathan Jones
Mentor: John Brock

Toxicity of dibutyl phthalate to zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos
Sarah Stokes
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

March 10, 2003

Conjugated Linoleic Acid In Eggs From Warren Wilson Chickens
Tamara Todd
Mentor: Vicki Collins

The Effect of Handling Stress on Growth of Piglets on the WWC Farm
Sarah Leavitt
Mentor: Robert Eckstein

March 24, 2003

A Large Scale Inventory of the Phylum Tardigrada in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Faculty Seminar: Dr. Paul Bartels
Biology & Environmental Studies Departments

March 31, 2003

A Comparison of Adaptations in Terrestrial and Aquatic Species of Tardigrada
Scott Steinbrueck
Mentor: Paul Bartels

Sex Ratios in Loggerhead Sea Turtles as a Function of Incubation Duration and Dune Temperatures
Arlette Rogers
Mentor: Lou Weber

April 7, 2003

Salinity Effects on Microbial Processes within and below the Wetland Rhizosphere
Sarah Keith Valentine
Mentor: Mark Brenner

April 14, 2003

Kickboxing and Respiratory Physiology
Savanna S. Cashion
Mentor: Vicki Collins

The effect of dietary supplementation of red worms (Lumbricus rubellus) on a tilapia (Tilapia nilotica) and sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) based recirculating hydroponic/ aquaculture system
Tom Gilfoy
Mentor: Mark Brenner

April 25, 2003

Disruption of hormonal systems by chemicals in Florida alligators
Guest Seminar: Dr. Louis Guillette
University of Florida

April 28, 2003

Habituation Times in the Sensitive Plant Mimosa pudica
Dan Wheeler
Mentor: Jeff  Holmes

Midwifery in WNC: A Study of 100 Home Births
Molly Hubbard
Mentor: Robert Eckstein

May 05, 2003

Phthalate Metabolites in Copenhagen Waters
Jed Brown
Mentor: John Brock