NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--FALL 1998
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm
Syllabus - Spring, 1999
Schedule - Fall, 1998
Schedule - Spring, 1999
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Donald Collins dcollins@warren-wilson.edu

Fall, 1998

Aug. 24     Triad Day - no meeting for NSS

Aug. 31     Schedule Confirmation

Sept. 7     Donald F. Collins,  Faculty Presentation, SPECTROSCOPIC EXPERIMENTS FOR THE AUGUST, 1999 ROMANIAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPEDITION.

Sept. 14     Jim Eikenberry, A TREE RING ANALYSIS OF TWO BALD CYPRESS STANDS ON THE WWC FOREST.  Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis

Sept. 21     Sunshine Brosi, CAVITATION VULNERABILITY OF ACER RUBRUM AND ACER SACCHARUM ROOTS AND SHOOTS.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau

Sept. 28     Jon Stockdill, AN INVESTIGATION INTO PUZZLES USING GROUP THEORY AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.  Mentor: Dr. Frederick A. Solomon.

Oct. 5     William Hamilton, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DILUTED SOLUTION OF GARLON 3A FOR KILLING THE ROOT SYSTEMS OF ORIENTAL BITTERSWEET DURING THE DORMANT SEASON.  Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis

Oct. 12 NO SEMINAR

Oct. 19 Fall Break

Oct. 26     Elizabeth Bricken, UNCERTAINTIES OF LOADINGS AND RETENTIONS OF NUTRIENTS - A MODEL OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHOR VS. FLOW IN PATUXENT WATERSHED.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner

Oct. 29     Thursday, Scheduling meeting for 1999-2000 seminars in Morse 23, 4:00 PM

Nov. 2     Matt Goeben THE EFFECT OF "CALMING ESSENCE" ON DOMESTIC CATS TREATED WITH KETAMINE BEFORE SURGURY.  Mentor: Dr. Robert A. Eckstein

Nov. 9     Steven Shaper, CAMBIUM DEATH IN AN OVERSTORY HARDWOOD STAND AS A RESULT OF A PRESCRIBED BURN ON JONES MOUNTAIN.  Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis

Nov. 16     Rebekah DeBolt, A COMPARISON OF BEHAVIORIAL CHANGES IN PIGLETS RESULTING FROM SIMPLE RESTRAINT AND FROM CASTRATION.   Mentor: Dr. Robert A. Eckstein.

Nov. 23     Lissa Veilleux, The Effect of Intercropping on Early Leaf Spot of Peanuts.  Mentor: Dr. Mark A. Boudreau.

Nov. 30     Mischa Suchanec, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CALCIUM CONCENTRATION IN STREAM WATER AND POPULATION GROWTH OF THE AMPHIPODA GAMMARUS.   Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner

Dec. 7     Sarah Crepeau,  AN ASSESSMENT OF SPINACH AND RADISH GERMINATION DURING DIFFERENT LUNAR PHASES.  Mentor: Dr. Mark A. Boudreau.

Dec. 14     Jon Hasfjord, A STUDY OF THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF MOUNTAIN DUSKY SALAMANDER MUCUS.  Mentor: Dr. C. L. Swendsen and Dr. Deborah Shepard.



 Spring, 1999
NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS—SPRING, 1999
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm
 
Jan 18, 1999     Schedule Confirmation, Syllabus, attendance requirements

Jan. 25, 1999    Wairimu Wamburu, A Comparative Study of the Antibacterial Effects of the "Pink  Soap" and "Blue Soap" Used at WWC.  Mentor: Dr. Deborah Shepard.

Feb. 01, 1999    Colleen Rockstroh, An Assessment of Bioactivity of Herbal Extracts.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.

Feb. 08, 1999    Jones Smith, Applications of the Infinite Server Queue Model.  Mentor: Dr. Frederick Solomon.

Feb. 15, 1999    Molly Nicholie, The Relationship between Oak Decline and Soil Compaction on the Warren Wilson College Central Campus.  Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis

Feb. 22, 1999    Marissa Oppel, Analysis of St. John's Wort.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.

Mar. 01, 1999   Galen Eldridge, Effect on the Swannanoa River by Warren Wilson College: Water Quality Assessment Using a Macroinvertebrate Biotic Index.  Mentor: Dr. Louise Weber

Mar. 08, 1999   No Seminar.

Mar. 15, 1999   Spring Break

Mar. 22, 1999   Charla Archie, A Behavioral Study of Felis rufus at the Western North Carolina Nature Center after an Environmental Change.  Mentor: Dr. Robert Eckstein.

Mar. 29, 1999   Gene Scerbo, Slime-Blotch Disease among Coral Reef Fish of the Bahamas,  Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels

Apr. 05, 1999    Serah Overbeek, Soil pH and Soil Moisture Preferences of the Salamander, Desmognathus ochrophaeusMentor: Dr. Louise Weber.

Apr. 12, 1999    Stacie Greco, The Pyrolysis of Plastic Wastes for an Alternative Fuel.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.

Apr. 19, 1999    Alex Cady, Construction and Use of an In-situ Turbidimeter.  Mentor: Dr. Donald F. Collins

Apr. 26, 1999    Bennett Finkler, The Study and Usage of Metal Hydrides for the Storage of Hydrogen Gas.  Mentor: Dr. James Houser.

May 03, 1999    Dave Johnson, A Study of Artificial Ground Nests in Hurricane Windfalls.  Mentor: Mr. Reed Rossell.

May 10, 1999    Jessie Rue Ritz  Dulberger, The Effects of Phosphorus on the Weight and Population  of Gammarus in an Artificial StreamsMentor: Dr. Mark Brenner. 



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