Natural Science Seminar Series: Fall 2013


September 16, 2013

Invasion Biology: Where did it come from, where is it going, and why don’t some people like it?
Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Simberloff
University of Tennessee

September 30, 2013

Comparing Trace Metal Concentrations in Organic Store Bought Produce VS Warren Wilson Produce
Harmony Bowen
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove, Langdon Martin

Phenotypic Analysis of Transcription Factor Mutants in Neurospora crassa
Sarah Dietrich
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, Dave Ellum

October 7, 2013

Studies in Lowland Tropical Ectomycorhizal Fungal Biodiversity in the Monodominate Dicymbe forests of Region 8, Guyana
Guest Student Speaker: Todd Elliot

Tree Care on the Warren Wilson College Central Campus
Emma Martin
committee: Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings, Tom LaMuraglia

October 14, 2013

Comparison of Biomass Production when Agricultural runoff Interacts with Arundinaria gigantea and Arundinaria tecta
Charles Williamson
Committee: Dave Ellum, Mark Brenner, Alisa Hove

Determining the Extent of River Cane (Arundinaria gigantea) Regeneration After Artificial Disturbance (Burning and Transplanting) Along the Chattooga River
Rhys Brydon-Williams
Committee: Dave Ellum, Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd

October 28, 2013

Aflatoxin Content in Food and How Heat Application Effects the Content
Dylan Johnson
Committee: David Coffey, Dean Kahl, Steve Cartier

The Effect of Grass Height and Insect Abundance on Cattle Egret Popuplations in Cerro Punta, Panama
Alex Guyton
Committee: Paul Bartles, Dave Ellum, JJ Apodaca

November 4, 2013

Affect of Soil Amendments on Establishment and First Year Growth of Polygonatum biflorum in a Forest Setting
Paige Seago
Committee: Dave Ellum, Laura Lengnick, Amy Boyd

Ideal inoculation procedures of Malacosoma americanum with the mycopesticidal agent Beauveria bassiana
Joe Chirchirillo
Committee: Jeff Homes, Dave Ellum, Mark Brenner

November 11, 2013

Evaluating the Phenology of Viola sororia Using Herbarium Legacy Data
Leah Lekich
Committee: Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd, Dave Ellum, JJ Apodaca

November 18, 2013

Nitrates and Phosphates from the WWC Pig Pond
Michael Buttrick
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings, Steve Cartier

Bacteriophage and E. coli
Adam Dovenitz
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Jessa Madosky, Alisa Hove

November 25, 2013

An Attempted Repopulation of Local Species Micropterus dolomieu into the Swannanoa River
Pat Albright
Committee: Mark Brenner, JJ Apodaca, Paul Bartels

December 2, 2013

Spent Coffee Grounds and Potential for Biofuels: An excursion into bio diesel
Davis Jones
Committee: Langdon Martin, Dave Ellum, Joe Young

Analysis of Berberine and Hydrastine concentration in rhizomes of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) grown in varied levels of nitrogenated soil
Hannah Billian
Committee: Dave Ellum, Steve Cartier, Amy Boyd

December 9, 2013

The Antioxidant and Beneficial Properties of Banana Flower (BF)
Chau Siu
Committee: Langdon Martin, Alisa Hove, Dana Emmert

December 16, 2013

Evolution of pollen performance and mating system in the annual wildflower genus Clarkia
Faculty Seminar: Dr. Alisa Hove