Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2016


February 1, 2016

A comparative analysis of the effects of ultraviolet reflectance on diurnal raptors.
Addy Pann
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Paul Bartels, David Coffey

Swine wastewater inoculation of microbial fuel cells for application as an in-line waste stream biosensor.
Jacob Rosacker
Committee: David Coffey, Steve Cartier, Jeff Holmes

February 8, 2016

Faculty Seminar: Dr. Amy Boyd
Warren Wilson College, Department of Biology

February 15, 2016

Effects of Shade on Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum).
Landon Dillingham
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove, Jeff Holmes

February 22, 2016

Home range sizes of a translocated population of gopher tortoises in southern Alabama.
Katie Curtis
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Mark Brenner, Paul Bartels

Mathematically modeling eelgrass population ecology: growth and response to hydrogen sulfide.
Philip Papajcik
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Alisa Hove, Mark Brenner

Tourist influence on social behavior of feral horses.
Kelly Wilson
Committee: Bob Eckstein, JJ Apodaca, Paul Bartels

February 29, 2016

Towards informed cultivation: seasonal variation of rhizoidal alkaloid content in goldenseal(Hydrastis canadesis L.).
Cheyne Mayer
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove, JJ Apodaca

Quercus alba and Acer rubrum seedling germination in the presence of Microstegium vimineum.
Dylan Roberts
Committee: Alisa Hove, Robert Hastings, Natasha Shipman

Mushroom Magic.
Dana Oglesby
Committee: Mark Brenner, Dana Emmert, Langdon Martin

March 7, 2016

Investigating the Mycorrhizal Associates of the Myco-heterotroph Monotropsis odorata (Ericaceae) in Western North Carolina.
Armin Weise
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Alisa Hove, Mark Brenner

Methane and ammonia production in rumen fluid treated with spent brewer’s yeast.
Virginia Pszczolkowski
Committee: Langdon Martin, Dana Emmert, Steve Cartier

March 21, 2016

Peptide Synthesis: A Renewable Method
Austen Casey
Committee: Langdon Martin, Dana Emmert, Steve Cartier

Floristic Quality Assessment of a Long Island Coastal Prairie
Michael Giambalvo
Committee: Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd

Caffeine Cessation: Possible Benefits of a Caffeine Substitute
Gabriel Whitlock
Committee: Dana Emmert, Bob Eckstein, Langdon Martin

March 28, 2016

A Soil Catena of Jones Mountain
Connor J Carman
Committee: Robert Hastings, JJ Apodaca, Steve Cartier

Habitat Restoration Using Red Spruce (Picea rubens) on High Mountain Sites in Western North Carolina
Burgin E Dossett
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Dave Ellum, Mark Brenner

The Black Sheep of the Walnut Family: Black Walnuts, Juglone, and Forage Nutritive Value
John Steinbock
Committee: Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd, Mark Brenner

April 4, 2016

4-methylimidazole in beer
 James W DeMarco
Committee: Langdon Martin, David Coffey, Mark Brenner

Apis Reactivity to Floral Components
Tina Myslinski
Committee: Amy Boyd, David Coffey, Steve Cartier

April 11, 2016

Effectiveness of introduced microbial mixes
Christopher E Martin
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Alisa Hove, Mark Brenner

The difference in meiofauna community structure upstrea and downstream of the davidson river fish hatchery
Claudia Mormino
Committee: Paul Bartels, Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings

Investigating the Prevalence of Phytoestrogens In the Diet of Propithecus edwardsi
Savannah S Stark
Committee: Dana Emmert, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin

April 18, 2016

The Effect of Grazing and Aminopyralid Herbicide Treatment on Spotted Knapweed Infested Rangeland
Landon J Edwards
Committee: Alisa Hove, Bob Eckstein, Amy Boyd

Skin Microbiota of Desmognathus quadramaculatus as an Inhibitor of Fungal Growth
Claire M Lamberg
Committee: JJ Apodaca, Jeff Holmes, Steve Cartier

Different Harvesting Events’ Effects on Nitrogenase Activity in Alfalfa Root Nodules
Remy C Sutherland
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove, Mark Brenner

April 25, 2016

Rotifers as Water Quality Indicators: Understanding the Relationship Between Water Quality and Rotifer Species Diversity
Lilvia J Bradbury
Committee: Paul Bartels, Mark Brenner, JJ Apodaca

Methodologies for Inducing Cryptobiosis in Tardigrades
Nora C Gardner
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Langdon Martin, JJ Apodaca

A Survey of Subtidal Tardigrade and Meiofauna Diversity at West Falmouth Harbor and Right’s Beach.
Meredith L Langford
Committee: Paul Bartels, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin

May 2, 2016

Photoinduced Absorbtion Study of Organic Photovoltaic Cells Sensitized with Inorganic Nanocrystals
Zachary A Barber
Committee: David Coffey, Langdon Martin, Steve Cartier

Electronic Tuning of Laser-Scribed Graphite Oxide
Shaun Mumma-Ditzler
Committee: David Coffey, Steve Cartier

Hydrologic Data and Analysis of Proposed Storm Water Management Site on Warren Wilson College Campus
Liza Wygand
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings

May 9, 2016

Analysis of the Effects of Berberine on ABCG2 Drug Transport Activity
Madeline J Chmell
Committee: Dana Emmert, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin

Investigating the Association between Environmental Stresses and Physiological Differentiation in Micranthes petiolaris populations.
Isabel G Harger
Committee: Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd, Bob Eckstein

An analysis of the effect of thioacetazone on P-glycoprotein activity
Taylor C Jaicks
Committee: Dana Emmert, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin