Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2015


February 23, 2015

The Effect of Trout Hatchery Effluent on Aquatic Invertebrate Communities in Pisgah National Forest
Frank Secret
Committee: Mark Brenner, J.J Apodaca, Paul Bartels

The phytoextraction of Arsenic in Agrostis tenerrima
Dominic DeRose
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove, Robert Hastings

March 2, 2015

Sanguinarine Extraction and Concentration of Bloodroot Rhizomes
Samantha Smith
Committee: Dana Emmert, Steve Cartier, Laura Lengnick

Allogrooming and Agonism: Understanding the Social Behavior of Indian Cattle and Water Buffalo
Sheridan Boyle
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Jessa Madowsky, Alisa Hove

In Silico Pharmaceutical Design:An Investigation of Potential Drug Leads Derived from Opioid Alkaloids Present in Mitragyna speciosa
Evan Muir
Committee: Langdon Martin, Dana Emmert, Jen Mozolic

March 9, 2015

Effect of Microbial Inoculation on Lettuce Production in an Aeroponic System
Kim Conrads
Committee: Mark Brenner, Laura Lengnick, Alisa Hove

The effect of cattle grazing on soil carbon evolution
Brian Liechti
Committee: Laura Lengnick, John Brock, Jeff Holmes

Examining the viability of growing Pleurotus ostreatus on kitchen sink greywater
Dylan Bahoosh
Committee: Mark Brenner, Steve Cartier, Robert Hastings

March 30, 2015

Monitoring Fine-Scale Movements and Habitat Preferences of Southern Appalachian Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout on an Individual Basis Using PIT Technology
Joe Shaw
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings

Quantifying Bacoside A, the active saponin in Bacopa Monnieri
Dylan Flood
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dana Emmert, Langdon Martin

April 6, 2015

Habitat Assessment and Comparision of Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus) Populations in the Hickory Nut Gorge and Dupont State Forest
Charles Faires
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, Mark Brenner, Paul Bartels

April 13, 2015

Contaminated water filtration using the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus
Brad Smout
Committee: Mark Brenner, Steve Cartier, J.J. Apodaca

Aquaponics: The integration of hydroponics and aquaculture
Taylor Cook
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings, Laura Lengnick

Calculating Genetic Distance among A. aeneus populations between geographic barriers
Dan August
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, Paul Bartels, Mark Brenner

April 20, 2015

Food Waste Versus Manure in Black Soldier Fly Rearing Systems
Kayla Mixon
Committee: Paul Bartels, Laura Lengnick, Mark Brenner

Studying the effect of enantiostyly on pollen deposition in the buzz pollinated wildflower, Chamaecrista fasciculata
Jesmira Bonoan
Committee: Alisa Hove, Mark Brenner, Jeff Holmes

Vascular flora of the Montessori school
Stanley Capp
Committee: Amy Boyd, Alisa Hove, Robert Hastings

April 27, 2015

Flora of a Western North Carolina Mountain Wetland
Adele Preusser
Committee: Amy Boyd, Alisa Hove, J.J. Apodaca

Efficacy of C. Moschata seed as an anthelmintic
Sade Paula-Aquino
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dana Emmert, Jeff Holmes

Isolating Anaerobic Equine Gut Flora at WWC
Rebecca Truitt
Committee: Langdon Martin, Dana Emmert, Jeff Holmes

May 4, 2015

Chicken See, Chicken Do: Observational Learning and Social Interactions in Gallus domesticus
Becky Nissen
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Jessa Madowsky, Laura Lengnick

Metabolism of Chlpyrifos Via CYP-450 enzymes
Rebecca Johnson
Committee: Dana Emmert, John Brock, Jeff Holmes

Concentrations of Genistein in Soy Beans and Kudzu
Jody Brown
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdom Martin, David Coffey

May 11, 2015

Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Quantification of Hydrastine Concentrations in Wild Hydrastis canadensis
Max Olszack-Marewski
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum

Biological efficiency, Nutritional Value, and Substrate Degradation of Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) Grown on Compostable Cups and Straw
Taylor Chappell
Committee: Steve Cartier, Mark Brenner, Langdon Martin