Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2014


February 3, 2014

Quantitation of Medicinal Compounds in Black Cohosh by HPLC-ELSD
Tamlin Bley-Dawson
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum, Langdon Martin

Joetown Property Forest Management Plan
Mary Vann Johnston
Committee: Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings, Shawn Schwartz

February 10, 2014

Antifungal Micro-communities Found on Salamander Skin
Cameron Thacker
Committee: Jeff Holmes, JJ Apodaca, Steve Cartier

Pre-treatment with UV-A irradiation increases the resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans to Toxicity Based on Locomotion Behaviors After Exposure to Cop
Patrick Bell
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Amy Boyd, Paul Bartels

February 17, 2014

Shining a Light on the Physics of Charge Transfer within Organic Photovoltaics
Michi Stewart-Nunez
Committee: David Coffey, Steve Cartier, Evan Wantland

Maximizing the Yield of Fmoc MeCys(StBu)OH Through Reductionn of Oxizolidinone Intermediate
Jason Chen
Committee: Langdon Martin, Dana Emmert, Steve Cartier

Possible Implications of Fiddler Crab Foraging Rates
Sammy Mannel
Committee: Jessa Madosky, Paul Bartels, Bob Eckstein

March 3, 2014

The Effect of Dominant Grasses on the Establishment of Forb Species in Tall Grass Prairies
Alex Samuels
Committee: Amy Boyd, Alisa Hove, Paul Bartels

Phytoaccumulation of Arsenic in Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
Eden May
Committee: Steve Cartier, Robert Hastings

Woody plant regeneration by coppice following slash-and-burn cultivation and selective logging in Southwest Madagascar
Marshall McCollum
Committee: Mark Brenner, Dave Ellum, Alisa Hove

March 10, 2014

Artificial Shelters in Response to Siltation in Hellbender Nest Sites
Anna Grant
Committee: JJ Apodaca Mark Brenner, Jessa Madosky

Statistical Methods fo Analyzing Behavioral Synchrony
Carolyn Croughan
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Jessa Madosky, JJ Apodaca

Herbivore Effects on Seed Set in Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) on Warren Wilson College
Lucy Sandberg
Committee: Amy Boyd, Alisa Hove, Paul Bartels

March 24, 2014

Managing holistically: Native her enterprises in a whole farm plan
Naomi Rivers
Committee: Laura Lengnick, Dave Ellum, Jessa Madosky

Investigating Effects of Modified Hydrologic Landscape on gene-flow in a semi-aquatic Turtle
Kim Berrier
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Alisa Hove, Jessa Madosky

Conservation Genetics of the Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus) in Western North Carolina
Austin Patton
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Alisa Hove, Paul Bartels

March 31, 2014

An Epidemiological Exploration of Tobacco Smoking on the Warren Wilson College Campus
Katie Pannier
Committee: John Brock, Alisa Hove, Jennifer Mozolic

The Biodiversity of Arthropods across Three Different Agricultural Landscapes at the Warren Wilson College Campus
Amanda Cloninger
Committee: Laura Lengnick, Amy Boyd, Jessa Madosky

April 7, 2014

Presence of Phthalates in Biodegradable Plastic Materials
Alessia Faverio
Committee: John Brock, Steve Cartier, Mark Brenner

Metal Concentrations in Tree Cores and Soil Samples at the Jones Mountain Apple Orchard
Elias Grant
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings, Laura Lengnick

Carbon Dioxide Enrichments Developing a Protocol for Warren Wilson College and its Effects on the Gas Exchange and Growth of Raphanus saliva
Anthony Cunard
Committee: Alisa Hove, JJ Apodaca, Dave Ellum

April 14, 2014

Food Production in Public Spaces: A Whole Farm Plan
Kate Wheeler
Committee: Laura Lengnick, Robert Hastings, JJ Apodaca

Comparison of Metals in Terrestrial and Aquatic Salamanders
Stephanie Williams
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Langdon Martin, Jeff Holmes

April 21, 2014

Comparing Body Mass Indices to Population Abundance Models of Terrestrial Salamanders in Nantahala National Forest
Liam Bonk
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Dave Ellum, Mark Brenner

Spatial Analysis of Road-Kill for Abiotic Correlations
Loren O’Rourke
Committee: JJ Apodaca, David Abernathy, Paul Bartels

April 28, 2014

Observational Stress in Captive Raptors of the Buteo, Accipiter and Falco Geneses at the Carolina Raptor Center
Maggie Small
Committee: Jessa Madosky, Bob Eckstein, Dave Ellum

Assessing the Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Small Mammals of Western North Carolina using PCR
Tamara Lombard
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Bob Eckstein, JJ Apodaca

May 5, 2014

Germinability of Rosa multiflora seeds ingested by goats (Capra hircus hircus)
Chloe Mcglashan Smith
Committee: Dave Ellum, Tom LaMuraglia, Jessa Madosky

Performance Analysis of Angus and Angus x Hereford Calves on the Warren Wilson College Farm
Chris Rodriguez
Committee: Mark Brenner, JJ Apodaca, Chase Hubbard

May 12, 2014

Land Management Plan for the Morgan Family’s Sandy Mush Acreage
David Cort
Committee: Dave Ellum, Laura Lengnick, Alisa Hove

A comparison of medicinal compounds in Yellowroot and Goldenseal
Nick Stuer
Committee: Langdon Martin, Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum

Comparison of Solid-Phase Microextraction to Headspace Analysis for Measurement of Volatile Compounds
Adam Bellows
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, David Coffey