Natural Science Seminar Series: Fall 2015


Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence

All talks will be held in Jensen 303 beginning at 4 pm unless otherwise noted

September 21, 2015

The American pika’s tale: a story of mammals, mountains, and global change.
Faculty Seminar: Dr. Liesl Erb
Biology & Environmental Studies Departments

September 28, 2015

The Effects of Fermented Feed on Young Chickens.
Sam Humphrey
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Bob Eckstien, Mark Brenner

An evaluation of two collecting techniques for culturing the tardigrade genus Milnesium.
Alafia Patterson
Committee: Paul Bartels, Alisa Hove, J.J. Apodaca

Keyline Plowing for Soil Quality Management.
Jonathan Frame
Committee: Robert Hastings, Jeff Holmes, Mark Brenner

October 5, 2015

The Effect of Duckweed on Broiler Chicken Weights.
Cierra Prencipe
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings, Paul Bartles

Energetic Impact of Tourists on the Horses of Shackleford Banks.
Evan Lamb
Committee: Bob Eckstien, Paul Bartels

October 26, 2015

Linking high fashion with goat and sheep producers to conserve wildlife in Patagonia
Guest Seminar: Susan Walker
Wildlife Conservation Society, Patagoinia

November 23, 2015

Filling the Gap on Babassu Germination
Sean Keuroghlian-Eaton
Committee: Alisa Hove Roberts Eckstein, Liesl Erb

The Effect of Water Availability on Formononetin Concentration in Red Clover
Conor Leary
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove, Langdon Martin

Developmental effects of ocean acidification conditions and elevated temperature on Homarus americanus larvae
Halley McVeigh
Committee:  Paul Bartels, Mark Brenner, Jeff Holmes

November 30, 2015

Analyzing the Impact of Imidacloprid on Soil Interstitial Organisms in Eastern Hemlock Trees at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Caitlin Bennett
Committee: Paul Bartels, Alisa Hove, Steve Cartier

Effect of Heat Stress on Fruit Set in Four Commercial Tomato Varieties
Andrea LaPlante
Committee: Alisa Hove, Liesl Erb, Amy Boyd

Efficiency of Lava Rock versus Siporax Media for Nitrification in Trickling Filters
Dorothee Kellinghusen
Committee: Mark Brenner, Paul Bartels, Robert Hastings

December 7, 2015

Antibacterial properties of the chemical sanguinarine, an extract of the bloodroot plant
Anna Wille
Committee: Dama Emmert, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin

Science under sail: Student contributions to research on plastic marine debris December 14, 2015
Guest Lecture: Dr. Erik Zettler
SEA Semester at Woods Hole

December 14, 2015

Protean Probes for Protein Profiling
Faculty Seminar: Dr. Langdon Martin
Warren Wilson College, Department of Chemistry & Physics