NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--SPRING 2005
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm 
Schedule - Fall, 2004 
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1
Jan. 17, 2005

4:00

1st Meeting.  Schedule Confirmation.  Syllabus details.
2
Jan. 24, 2005

4:00

Amber Boles. - Postponed from Dec. 6, 2004.  Flood and road closure delay.  Microbial Community Structure at High Altitudes in North Carolina as Indicated by Phospholipid Fatty Acid Composition.   Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

4:30


3
Jan. 31, 2005

4:00

James Stultz - Factors Contributing to Ciguatera Toxicity in Bahamian Barracudas.   Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels

4:30

Abi Miner - The effect of Stekoa Creek on water quality of the Chattooga RiverMentor: Dr. Mark Brenner and Dr. Lou Weber.
4
Feb. 07, 2005

4:00

Erin McVey. Heavy Metals in American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Eggshells from Three Florida LakesMentor: Dr. John Brock.

4:30


5
Feb. 14, 2005

4:00

Guest Seminar Maureen McKenna - Monitoring Frequencies of Beneficial and PestArthropods in Beneficial Insectary Habitat on a Certified Organic,Mixed-Vegetable Farm.  Sustainable Agriculture project.  Mentor: Dr. Laura Lengnick.

4:30

Laurel Key.  Prescribed Burning Effects on the Density and Diversity of small Vertebrates at Jones Mountain.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
6
Feb. 21, 2005

4:00

Irene Redmond - The Effect of Agriculture on the Water Quality and Invertebrate Communities of Shope Creek.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner.

4:30

Ryan Tarbell - The Use of Reference Points in Instinctive Archery.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner.
7
Feb. 28, 2005

4:00

David Tormey - Nitrogen release by alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and corn (Zea mays) crop residues
Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner

4:30

Kristal McKelveyThe effect of Limestone on Aquatic Tardigrades in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Mentors: Dr. Paul Bartels and Dr. Mark Brenner.
8
Mar. 07, 2005

4:00

Rebecca Rudicell - The environmental fate of di-butyl phthalate in a freshwater system with zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock.

4:30
Patricia Baxter - Little Brown Bat Habitat and Inhabitation of Batboxes on Warren Wilson Campus.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
Mar. 14, 2005

 

Spring Break
9
Mar. 21, 2005

4:00



4:30


10
Mar. 28, 2005

4:00

Timothy O'Connor - The Degradation of Hydrocarbons using Microbial Detergent on Used Motor Oil.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.

4:30

Saba AlemayehuThe effect of pH on the Survival of the Aquatic Tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini.  Mentors:  Dr. Paul Bartels and Dr. John Brock.
11
Apr. 04, 2005

4:00

Susan DobbertinTardigrades of rock lichens in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels.

4:30

Valerie Bartell - Kombucha Tea and the Risk of Pathogenic Contaminants in Home Brew CulturesMentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.

7:00 pm
Special Lecture at UNC-A.  7:00 pm Lipinsky Auditorium.  Doris Schattschneider on "Ingenious mathematical amateurs: M. C. Escher (artist) and Marjorie Rice (homemaker)".  Attend, turn-in summary within one week and earn attendance credit.
12
Apr. 11, 2005

4:00

Thomas Hughes - Potential for Biogas Production from two Invasive Plant Species, Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) and Kudzu (Pueraria lobata).  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner

4:30

Eric Wardwell - The Effects of Anthracnose (Discula destructiva) on Light Availability and Fruit Production in Flowering Dogwoods (Cornus florida).  Mentor: Dr. Greg Ettl.
April 13, 2005
7:30 pm
Sigma Xi Induction for new members.  Amber Boles and Kristal McDelvey of WWC have been nominated and will present their research papers.  Beaucatcher Mountain Room in Highsmith University Center, UNC-A.  Attend, turn-in summary within one week and earn attendance credit.
April 15, 2005

4:00   

Friday, Week 12.  Drafts of Senior Theses due to mentors.

13
Apr. 18, 2005

4:00

Jesse Downs - The Effect of a Pasture Supplemented Diet on Lipid Oxidation Products in Pork.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria Collins.

4:30

Heather Hareza - An Analysis of Anthropogenic Sulfur Oxides (SOx) on Warren Wilson College Campus.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock.
14
Apr. 25, 2005

4:00

Charlotte Litjens - Hydrolytic Degradation of Polycarbonate Food and Beverage Contact Plastics and Migration of Bisphenol A into Liquids. Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl

4:30


April 29, 2005

Friday, Week 14.  Final drafts of Senior Theses due.   2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
15
May 02, 2005

4:00

Guest Lecture:  Dr. Diane Nelson, Prof emeritus from East Tennessee State U, Dept. Biology. 
The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful:  Marine Critters Up Close

4:00


16
May 08, 2005

4:30



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