Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence Spring 2019

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

February 4, 2019

pH effects of citrate buffer on the survival rate of tardigrades (Hypsibus dujardini)
Nate Gross
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Alisa Hove, Langdon Martin

Determining the effects of coarse woody material on East Coast forest soils
Corinna Steinrueck
Committee: Dave Ellum, Jeff Holmes, Mark Brenner

Effects of silviculture on mycorrhizal diversity of Southern Appalachian mixed hardwood forests
August Stark
Committee: Alisa Hove, Jeff Holmes, Dave Ellum

February 11, 2019

Stress and college students: the influence of nature and tree climbing
Sophie Willihnganz
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Liesl Erb, Mark Brenner

Investigating substituent effects on color and push-pull strength in conjugated Schiff bases
Dakang Zhang
Committee: Langdon Martin, David Coffey, Jeff Holmes

Occultation vs. solarization on weed seed bank suppression
Hannah Ohman
Committee: Dave Ellum, Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings

February 18, 2019

Effects of Elaeagnus umbellata on available light and soil chemistry in the Warren Wilson College forest
Alina Bouch
Committee: Dave Ellum, Alisa Hove, Mark Brenner

The Effects of glyphosate on mycorhizal colonization in soybeans
Zander Hall
Committee: Alisa Hove, Mary Bulan, Mark Brenner

February 25, 2019

Algal growth rate on plastics and glass in a controlled marine environment
Jocelyn Hartung
Committee: Alisa Hove, Jeff Holmes, Paul Bartels

The contaminants analysis of groundwater of Huantai County, Shandong Province, China
Xin Sun
Committee: Mark Brenner, David Coffey, Langdon Martin

Analyzing the fluctuation of cortisol levels in dogs that are being kept in a kenneled environment
Preston Heavner
Committee: Liesl Erb, Jeff Holmes

March 18, 2019

Female color preferences, ecological selection, and the evolution of male nuptial coloration in darters (Percidae: Etheostomatinae)
Dr. Patrick Ciccotto, Guest Speaker
Department of Biology, Warren Wilson College

March 25, 2019

Tayler Neese
Committee: Liesl Erb, Jeff Holmes, Mark Brenner

James Kitchens
Committee: Alisa Hove, Liesl Erb, David Coffey

April 8, 2019

Isolation of engine oil degrading microorganisms from soils in Buncombe County
Hope Bryant
Committee: Alisa Hove, Kim Borges

Chayton Wiley
Committee: David Coffey, Jeff Holmes, Langdon Martin

April 15, 2019

Maggie Konouck
Committee: Mary Bulan, Alisa Hove

Capstone Carnival, April 29, 2019

Jenna Joyner
Committee: David Coffey, Liesl Erb, Langdon Martin

Megan Stuber
Committee: Mark Brenner, Langdon Martin, Jeff Holmes

Abby Doyle
Committee: Dave Ellum, Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd

Capstone Carnival, April 30, 2019

Briana Edwards
Committee: Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd, Paul Bartels