Natural Sciences Seminar Series: Spring 2017


Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence

All talks will be held in Jensen 303 at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted

January 30, 2017

 The Effect of Goldenseal Extracts on Berberine Efflux by P-Glycoprotein
Paloma Burr
Committee: Dana Emmert, Langdon Martin, Jeff Holmes

The efficacy of arsenic accumulation in red clover in three different soil types
Larissa Robinov
Committee: Robert Hastings, Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove

February 6, 2017

Cortisol in Cats
Caroline Franklin
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Liesl Erb, Dana Emmert

Occupation Habits of the Allegheny Woodrat in Western North Carolina
Scott Kreeger
Committee: Liesl Erb, Joseph Apodaca, Bob Eckstein

February 13, 2017

Detection of Rabies Antibodies in Wolf-Dog Hybrid Sera
Emma Lightsey
Committee: Dana Emmert, Bob Eckstein, Langdon Martin

Effects of Powerlines on Magnetoreception in Notophthalmus viridescens
Zack Petrie
Committee: Joseph Apodaca, David Coffey, Jeff Holmes

Comparative Antioxidant Levels in Popular Dog Food Brands
Meagen Lee
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dana Emmert, Bob Eckstein

February 20, 2017

An Analysis of Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Content at Depth in Lake Julian
Nick Hoffman
Committee: Mark Brenner, Paul Bartels, Dave Ellum

February 27, 2017

Effects of Differential Habitat use on Movement and Space Use in a Cryptic Desert Predator: The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Hope Smith
Committee: Joseph Apodaca, Paul Bartels, Liesl Erb

Examining the impact of increased carbon capture on the metabolism and transcription of an oilseed crop
Galen Martin
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Joseph Apodaca, Alisa Hove

March 6, 2017

An Analysis of Feeding Preferences of Tardigrades in the Genus Milnesium
Olivia Delaune
Committee: Paul Bartels, Jeff Holmes, Mark Brenner

The Effect of ACC DEeaminease-producing Rhizobacteria on the Flower and Fruit set of Cucumis sativa.
Angela Lombardo
Committee: Alisa Hove, Jeff Holmes, Robert Hastings

The Acetylene Reduction Assay for N2 Fixation: Detection Via IR Spectrophotometry
Connor Bachmann
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, Mark Brenner

March 27, 2017

Ganoderma tsugae and alternative growth substrates
India Orman
Committee: Mark Brenner, Joseph Apodaca, Paul Bartels

Evaluation of the Hepatic Toxicity of Titanium Dioxide Nanofiber
Leah Bartel
Committee: Dana Emmert, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin

A comparative analysis of the efficiency of Toxoplasma Gondi detection using different PCR techniques
Zui Kumar-Reddy
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Joseph Apodaca, Bob Eckstein

April 3, 2017

Korean Natural Farming Soil Inoculant IMO4: Its Effects on Agricultural Crop Yield and Soil Chemistry
Rose Bruce
Committee: Mark Brenner, Alisa Hove, Jeff Holmes

Francis Morton
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, Jeff Holmes

Concentration of Imidacloprid in Eastern Hemlock Trees Treated for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Dylan Edmonds
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Steve  Cartier, Dave Ellum

April 10, 2017

The effect of different feeds on the growth and mineral composition of black soldier fly larvae
Hayden Holbert
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings, Steve Cartier

Ecological Niche Modeling of Sylvilagus obscurus and Sylvilagus Floridanus in the Eastern United States
Briana Dowing
Committee: Liesl Erb, Joesph Apodaca, Paul Bartels

WWC Industrial Hemp Farm Proposal
Jack Canter
Committee: Mark Brenner, Amy Knisely, Mary Bulan

April 17, 2017

Relative abundance and habitat usage of Vulpes vulpes on WWC campus
Chad Fierros
Committee: Liesl Erb, Dave Ellum, Bob Eckstein
Amyloid-carbon Hybrid Membranes for Universal Water Purification
Melvis Madrigal Nava
Committee: Dana Emmert, Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin

The Effects of Brewer Yeast on Growth Performance and Meat Quality in Swine
Julia Harvey
Committee: Robert Hastings, Mark Brenner, Amy Knisely

April 24, 2017

Flow Regime and Water Chemistry from the Warren Wilson Pig Pond to the Swannanoa River
Caroline Jahn
Committee: Robert Hastings, Mark Brenner, Steve Cartier

Remediation of Diesel Contaminated Soil with Oyster Mushrooms
Kaila Woodsen
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings, Steve Cartier

May 1, 2017

Beyond GPS: Community Based Research for Evaluating the Impact of Tutoring in Asheville City Schools
Dr. Jen Mozolic
Professor Psychology Department, Warren Wilson College

May 9, 2017

Exploring the Integration of Japanese Knotweed into the Southern Appalachian Fiber arts Community
Katrina Camara
Committee: Alisa Hove, Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum

Waste Vegetable Oil Combustion Efficiency at Different Fuel Pressures in a Modified Fuel Oil Burner
Max Mandler
Committee: Steve Cartier, Paul Bartels, Mark Brenner

Effects of Agricultural runoff on the WWC campus
Daniel Varick
Committee: Mark Brenner, Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings

Temporal Trends of Intermediate Water Masses in the Subtropical North Atlantic
Daniel Lucas
Committee: Steve Cartier