NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--FALL 2001
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm 
Schedule - Fall, 2001 

 Schedule - Spring, 2002
Please send comments to 
Donald Collins dcollins@warren-wilson.edu

Fall 2001
 
Aug. 27, 2001 4:00 1st Meeting - Schedule Confirmation
Sept. 3, 2001 4:00  
Sept. 10, 2001 4:00 Alumni Seminar, Sunshine Brosi - American Chestnut Restoration in Kentucky
Sept. 17, 2001 4:00 Grant Goodge, Guest Presentation, National Climatic Center, The Meteorology of Air Pollution
Sept. 24, 2001 4:00 Faculty Seminar, Dr. Gretchen Whipple, Tomonoids from the Deep: Exploration of something you know .
Oct. 1, 2001 4:00 Faculty Seminar, Dr. John W. Brock, Is Pollution Affecting your Health?
Oct. 8, 2001 4:00 Agatha Kaplan, The Allelopathy of Rye (Secale cereale) towards Lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Menror: Dr. Victoria P. Collins
  4:30 Isabel Salazar, Ocelot Habitat Evaluation in South Texas .  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
Oct. 15, 2001 4:00 Laura Yetzina, The Analysis of Fumonisin Toxins in Corn Products.   Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins
  4:30 Vanessa Philson, The Effects of Selenium and Vitamin E on the Reproductive Performance of Dairy Cattle Mentors: Dr. Bob Eckstein and Dr. Victoria P. Collins.
Oct. 22, 2001 
Fall Break
  Fall Break 
Oct. 29, 2001 4:00 Gretchen Schlump, Population Study of Lespedeza cuneata . Mentor: Dr. Mark A. Boudreau.
  4:30 Elizabeth Ebert
Nov. 5, 2001 4:00 Sara Beebe, The Effects of Colloidal Silver on Streptococcus pyrogenes, Staphylococcus aureus. Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes
  4:30 Emily Lincoln, The Effect of Sex Pheromones on the Population of the Oriental Fruit Moth (Grapholita molesta) .  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins.
Nov. 12, 2001 4:00 Ben Warren, A GC/MS Analysis of Symphytum officinale for various Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.
  4:30 Lewis Foote, The Effect of a 4% foliar application of Garlon 3A on the Survival and Growth of Asian Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus ) on Jones Mountain.  Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis.
Nov. 19, 2001 4:00 Rachel Reeser, Invertebrate Densities before and after Prescribed Burning on Jones Mountain .  Mentors: Dr. Lou Weber and Ms. Dawn Nelson
  4:30 Matt Drury, Effects of Prescribed Burning on Exotic Species on Warren Wilson College Forest.   Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis
Nov. 26, 2001 4:00 Angie DeMyer, Propogation of Pitcher Plants.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
  4:30 Steven Slack, Water Quality Analysis of Rainbow Lake, Tennessee.   Mentor Dr. Lou Weber
Dec. 3, 2001 4:00 Sara Runkel, The Effect of Trout Farm Effluent on Periphyton Growth and Leaf Decomposition .   Mentor: Dr. Mark V. Brenner
  4:30 Jody Guokas, Soil Biofiltration of Gaseous Ammonia.  Mentor: Dr. Mark V. Brenner.
Dec. 10, 2001 4:00 Dacey Mercer, Molecular Evolution in Parasitic Finches .  Mentor: Dr. Michael Sorenson (Boston Univ.), and Dr. Jeff Holmes.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 4:00 Senior Theses Due - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
  4:30 Amanda Blanton, The Effects of Phytase on the Digestion of Phosphorus in Swine.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins
Dec. 17, 2001 4:00 Evaluations for Senior theses Due to Convenor 
  4:30  

Spring 2002
Jan 21, 2002 4:00 1st Meeting - Schedule confirmation
  4:30  
Jan. 28, 2002 4:00 Dr. John Huffman, Visiting Scientist, Clemson University: 
Marijuana and Its Synthetic Analogues as Medicinal Coompounds.
Feb. 4, 2002 4:00 Drew Walton, The antibiotic effect of an extract from shiitake mushrooms, Lentins edodes.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins
  4:30 Amy Annino, Comparison of treatments for late blight (caused by Phytophthora infestans) in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum).  Mentor: Dr. Mark A. Boudreau.
Feb. 11, 2002 4:00 Dan Harper, Black bears on Warren Wilson College campus.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
  4:30  
Feb. 18, 2002 4:00 Sasha Ewing, Effect of tillage on soil microbial activity.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins.
  4:30 Brandon Pugh, The benefits of intercropping clover with corn.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau.
Feb. 25, 2002 4:00 Sharon Fabrega, A Correlational Analysis of Community Structure in Meiofaunal AssemblagesMentor: Dr. Paul Bartels.
  4:30 Shannon Pack, Fatty Acid Content of Feline Diets  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins.
Mar. 4, 2002 4:00 Jeremy Fennell, An Environmental History of Warren Wilson College: Were the Seeds of Environmentalism Present Before the Late 1960s?  Mentor: Dr. William C. Davis.
  4:30  
Mar. 11, 2002 4:00 Danna Baxley, The effect of tidal inundation on the hatch sucess of loggerhead sea turtles.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
  4:30 Alumni Seminar - Stephanie Sky Stephens (WWC 2001), Using Ant Community Structure as Indicators of Forest Health.
Mar. 18, 2002 
Spring Break
  Spring Break
Mar. 25, 2002 4:00 Emily Nicar, Hatchling fitness of loggerhead sea aturtles from nests with different incubation durations.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
  4:30  
Apr. 1, 2002 4:00 Felicia Collings, The Analysis of Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) Flower Fragrance By Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrophotometry(GC/MS).  Mentor:  Dr. Dean C. Kahl
  4:30 Martha Gross, Arugala (Euruca vesicaria) and clover (Trifolium repens) living mulch in broccoli (Brassica oleracea) production. Mentor: Dr. Mark A. Boudreau.
Apr. 8, 2002 4:00 Alan Hook, A Correlation Analysis Between the Abundance of E. Coli and the Hilsenhoff Macroinvetebrate Index for the Swannanoa River Watershed.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner.
  4:30 Uzodinma N. Uche,  Pyrolysis of polystyrene.  Mentor:  Dr. Dean C. Kahl
Apr. 15, 2002 4:00 Seth Stone, Habitat preference of salamanders at Warren Wilson College.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
  4:30 Jenny Rose, Antioxidant properties of ginkgo biloba.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl
Apr. 22, 2002 4:00 Juniper McClellan, A Comparative Study of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Phytoplankton between the Wildlife and Swim Ponds.  Mentor: Dr. Mark V. Brenner
  4:30 Erin Fletcher, THE EFFECT OF SILVICULTURE ON WINTER BIRD DIVERSITY AT WARREN WILSON COLLEGE.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
Apr. 29, 2002 4:00 Pamela Fairchild, Environmental enrichment of captive red wolves (Canis rufus).  Mentor: Dr. Robert A. Eckstein.
  4:30 Dana Marsh, The importance of pasture size in the formation of ungrazed eliminative areas in horse fields.  Mentor: Dr. Robert A. Eckstein.
Friday, May 3, 2002 4:00 Senior Theses Due  - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
May 6, 2002 4:00 Indika Somarantne, The relationship between moss vertical structure and tartigrade species diversity.  Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels
  4:30 Stephanie Pusateri, The effects of feed on the fatty acid composition of caprine milk.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins
May 13, 2002 4:00 Special Alumni Seminar.  Laura Duffie.  Early Leaf Spot of Peanut: Intercroppping as Disease Management.
  4:30  
May 13, 2002 4:00 Mentors return Senior Thesis grade to convenor.

To be arranged:  Jessica Voellm, Genetic comparison of white and grey morphs of grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.