NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--FALL 1999
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm
Schedule - Fall, 1999
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Schedule - Spring, 2000
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Donald Collins dcollins@warren-wilson.edu

Fall, 1999

Aug. 23, 1999    Schedule Confirmation

Aug. 30, 1999

Sept. 6, 1999     Jessica Buchanan, THE EFFECTS OF TROUT FARM GENERATED AMMONIA LEVELS ON INVERTEBRATE DRIFT.   Mentor, Dr. Mark Brenner.

Sept. 13, 1999     Courtney Wengrow, THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT SOIL AMMENDMENTS ON SOIL pH.  Mentor: Dr. Jim Houser.

Sept. 20, 1999    Joel Barto, The Effects of Kombucha Beverage on Crown Gall Tumors Grown on Potato Discs.  Mentors: Dr. Victoria Collins, Dr. Deborah Shepard.

Sept. 27, 1999     Joy Frere, THE NEST-SITE SELECTION OF THE ROSEATE TERN ON COASTAL ISLANDS OF MAINE. Mentors, Dr. Lou Weber and Mr. Reed Rossell.

Oct. 4, 1999     Knut Feiker.  Mentor: Dr. Louise Weber.

Oct. 11, 1999  Faculty Presentation:  Donald F. Collins, Video Recording of the Flash Spectrum of the Chromosphere at the August, 1999 Total Solar Eclipse.  Assistance from Sky Stephens and Ronnie Sebilo-Tibbits.

Oct. 18, 1999  Fall Break

Oct. 25, 1999  Laurie McKenzieAn analysis of using various winter wheat cultivar mixtures to control the disease severity of Septoria Leaf BlotchMentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau.

Oct. 28, 1999     Thursday, Scheduling meeting for 2000-2001 seminars in Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM

Nov. 1, 1999   Walker Young, Assessment of Methane Production for Feedstocks.  Mentor: Dr. James Houser

Nov. 8, 1999    Angela Meek,  A Comparative Behavioral Study of the Effects of Weaning on Warren Wilson College Cattle.  Mentor: Dr. Robert Eckstein.

Nov. 15, 1999  Special Guest Seminar: Gene Scerbo

Nov. 22, 1999  Jamie Ager, The Effect of Grazing Chickens on Pasture Quality.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria Collins.

Nov. 29, 1999    Alysia Greco, The Effects of Grazing on Species Composition and Protein Content of the Warren Wilson Pastures  Mentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau.

Dec. 6, 1999  Amy Frey, The Effect of Improved Pasture Management on Water Quality at Berea Creek.  Mentor:  Dr. Mark Brenner.

Dec. 6, 1999 Brookie Brodmerkel. DETERMINATION OF SALAMANDER HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS ON WARREN WILSON COLLEGE PROPERTY. Mentor: Dr. Louise Weber.

Dec. 13, 1999 Matt Ransom, The effects of Achillea millefolium on clotting time as measured by the APTT test.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins.
 
 

Spring, 2000
 
Jan 24, 2000 Schedule Confirmation
Jan 31. 2000 Elizabeth Loucks, Evaluation of Allelopathy in Kudzu and Rhododendron.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau
Feb. 7, 2000 Jesse Hagberg, Digital Photography and Analysis of Stars.  Mentor: Dr. Donald F. Collins.
Feb. 14, 2000 Jake Greear Population Viability Analysis for the Spotfin Chub (Cyprinella monacha).  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
Feb. 21, 2000 Open
Feb. 28, 2000 Corey Wright  (3rd year student) Biological Response of Bacterioplankton to Natural Solar Irradiance.Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner
Mar. 6, 2000 Andrew Mangham
Mar. 13, 2000 Kaita Frank, Tree Growth Rates and Structure of Reforested Land in Costa Rica
Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
Mar. 20, 2000 SPRING BREAK
Mar. 27, 2000 Brooke Witting, Effects of Light Spectra on Isopod Behavior.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
Apr. 3, 2000 Natalie Boddy,  An Analysis of Nonpoint Source Runoff at a WWC Parking Lot.   Mentor: Dr. Jim Houser
Apr 10, 2000 Shin Sumiyoshi, The Effects of Alleopathic Compound, Juglone, on Nitrifying Bacteria and Nitrogen Fixation Bacteria.  Mentors: Dr. Mark Brenner, Dr. Victoria P. Collins
Apr. 17, 2000 Faculty Seminar:  Dr. Jeff Holmes, How does a cell tell its right from its left?
Apr. 24, 2000 Maggie Leslie,A Study of the use of waste cooking oils in the production of biodiesel fuel.Mentor: Dr. Jim Houser.
May 1, 2000 Yael Domb, The Effects of Neem Oil, Diatomaceous Earth, and Soil Organic Matter on Aphid Predation of Lettuce.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau.
May 8, 2000 Laura Duffie, Niche partitioning in radish plants (Raphanus sativus L.) and bean plants (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)   Mentor: Dr. Mark Boudreau.

Richard Sanders, Inventory and Fire Effect on the Soil Seed Bank Near a Stand of Ailanthus altissima on Jones Mountain .  Mentors: Dr. William C. Davis, and Dr. Lou Weber.

May 15, 2000 Christina Barrineau, The Effects of Trout Farm Effluents on Western North Carolina Fish Populations.  Mentor: Dr. Mark V. Brenner

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