Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2013


All talks will be held from 4-5 pm in Jensen 303 unless otherwise noted

January 28, 2013

Fish Population in the Swannanoa River on Warren Wilson College Campus
Cooper Parkerson
Mentor: Mark Brenner

Emily Butcher
Mentor: Steve Cartier

February 4, 2013

The Effects of Human Disturbance on Elk (Cervus elaphus) Behavior within Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Will Stroud
Mentor: Jessa Madosky

A Turtle Population Survey of the Warren Wilson College Campus in the Fall/Winter Season of 2012
Ben Adamson
Mentor: Paul Bartels and JJ Apodaca

February 11, 2013

Identification of Mimiviridae genes in amoebae of the Swannanoa Valley
Zac Tate
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

Tardigrades in the canopy of American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Laura Meiss
Mentor: Paul Bartels

February 18, 2013

Analysis of Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf tickseed) and Sedum spectabile (Autumn Joy) Floral Volatiles
Meng Yuan Li
Mentor: Dean Kahl

Levels of Micro and Macro Nutrients Important to Beef Cattle in Warren Wilson College Soil
Virginia Hamilton
Mentor: Brian Olechnowski and Steve Cartier

February 25, 2013

Need Versus Availability of the Astrocaryum standleyanum Palm and Strategies for Future Sustainable Management
Ayla Macko
Mentor: Amy Boyd

Variation in Dynamic Soil Properties between States of an Eastern Forest Ecological Site
Ryan Smith
Mentor: David Ellum and Laura Legnick

March 4, 2013

A Search for Ecological Zonation in Microinvertebrate Communities at the Upper Catawba Waterfall (Pisgah National Forest, McDowell County, North Carolina, U.S.A.)
Dani Giannone
Mentor: Paul Bartels

The Role of Pitch in the Assembly Call of the Common Crow (Corvus brachyryhnchos)
Laurel Sindewald
Mentor: Robert A. Eckstein

March 11, 2013

Trey Cochran
Mentor: Robert A. Eckstein

Mae Berlow
Mentor: Mark Brenner

March 25, 2013

Patrick Albright
Mentor: Mark Brenner

Amelia Snyder
Mentor: John Brock

April 1, 2013

Chelsea Kay
Mentor: Paul Bartels

Sarah Jamison
Mentor: Mark Brenner

April 8, 2013

Tabitha Ndung’u
Mentor: Steve Cartier

Cameron White
Mentor: Mark Brenner

April 15, 2013

Rose Caplan
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

Harmony Bowen
Mentor: Dean Kahl and Steve Cartier

April 29, 2013

Nicole Testa
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

Jacey Walrod

May 6, 2013

Allie Showalter
Mentor: Jeff Holmes