Natural Science Seminar Series: Fall 2012


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

September 3, 2012

Laser Initiated Sulfur Chemistry
Jess Fadem
Mentor: Dr. Donald F. Collins

Optimal Conditions for L-Proline Catalyzed Enantioselective Crossed Aldol Reactions
Nebiyou Mandefro
Mentor: Dr. Dean Kahl

September 10, 2012

Julie Larsen

Efficacy of Quarry Stormwater Best Management Practices in the North Fork of the Swannanoa River
Charity Villines
Mentor: Dr. Robert Hastings

September 17, 2012

Phenology variation in Eastern Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) on the Warren Wilson College Campus
Jessica Bailey
Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd

Metal Concentrations in the Hyporheic Zone along the Swannanoa River Adjacent to a Metal Scrapyard in Asheville, North Carolina
Owen Kroening
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Cartier

September 24, 2012

The Impact of Paddock Dimensions on Warren Wilson College Cattle Grazing Behavior
Charles Anderson
Mentor: Dr. Robert A. Eckstein

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Syrup Production in the Southern Appalachians
Nicholas Biemiller
Mentor: Dr. David Ellum

October 1, 2012

Aflatoxins in Peanut Butter Measured Using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA)
Mary Reding (added Dec. 5, 2011)
Mentor: Dr. Dean Kahl

Kyle Brown

October 8, 2012

The Development of a Method for the Analysis of Phytic Acid in Bread
Andrew Handverger
Mentor: Dr. Dean Kahl

Biomonitoring Air Quality Related to Heavy Metal and Nitrogen Concentrations Between Best and Worst Air Qualities and Between Different Substrates Using Hypogymnia inactiva
Chrissy Cochran
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Cartier, and Dr. David Ellum

October 22, 2012

Variation in Meiofaunal Abundance and Diversity at Three East-Coast Beach Locations
Molley Everett
Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels

Influence of Biodynamic Preparations on Compost Maturation Rates and Quality
Dylan Watters
Mentor: Jay Bost, and Dr. Larua Lengnick

October 29, 2012

Control of Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum) on Zinnia elegans with Garlic Fungicide
Ariel Dixon
Mentor: Jay Bost, and Dr. Laura Legnick

Allie Showalter

November 5, 2012

The effect of water stress on sugar concentration in strawberry fruits
David Zaritsky
Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd

November 12, 2012

Effectiveness of a mycofilter on reducing coliforms in agricultural runoff
Marie Orton (added Jan. 30, 2012)
Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner

The effects of Miracle Gro™ and SeaMix™ on the growth rate on different varieties of Japanese Irises, Iris ensata
Ingrid Hill
Mentor: Dr. David Ellum, and Dr. Robert Hastings

November 19, 2012

Brewing Beer Using Local and Pacific Northwest Hops
Hayley Roberts
Mentor: Dr. Dean Kahl

Field-Testing Maxent Models of Soil Tardigrade Diversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Anthony Downs
Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels

November 26, 2012

Effects of Cigarette Butt Leachate on Solanum carolinense
Riley Armstrong
Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd

Grace Wiessner
Mentor: Dr. Dave Ellum

December 3, 2012

Remington White
Mentor: Dr. Laura Lengnick

Effectiveness of a mycofilter at reducing biological oxygen demand, phosphorous, ammonia, and suspended solids from agricultural runoff
Mallory Steenstrup
Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner