2008-2009 Research

Assessing the potential for invasion by seed dispersal of Norway Maple at Abernathy Field Station by Magdalena Eshleman. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Long-term ecological monitoring: salamanders at Abernathy Field Station by Travis Bui-Klimke and Andrew Whittam. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Where in the forest do male and female Melanerpes carolinus, Picoides pubescens, and Picoides villosus forage? by Jeremy Trussa. A BIO 206 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Eastern chipmunk activity in relation to log volume at Abernathy Field Station by Jade Hasson. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Association of aspect and coarse woody debris with an evergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, at Abernathy Field Station by Lillian Lewis. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Protocol for long-term monitoring of crayfish at the Abernathy Field Station by Timothy Betts. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Analysis of the progression of Abernathy Field Station as a mixed mesophytic forest by Justin Nock. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Developing a long-term monitoring protocol of the physical habitat of Jefferson's Run, Abernathy Field Station by Magdalena Eshleman. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Effects of different light levels on mouse (Mus musculus) activity by Amanda Graham. A BIO 206 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

A comparison of visible subcutaneous fat in caching and non-caching winter avian species by Silvana Giardini. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

An estimate of the white-tailed deer population and its effects on forest vegetation at Abernathy Field Station by Joseph Boehm. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

What are the winter territory sizes for Melanerpes carolinus, Picoides pubescens, and Picoides villosus? by Jeremy Trussa. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Food preference and caching decisions in Eastern Gray squirrels based on perishability by Mike Irvin. A BIO 206 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

The effects of deer density on woody species density and richness by Talia Hughes. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

A study of the tree preference of Eastern Grey squirrels in southwestern Pennsylvania by Bradford Lowery. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Effect of temperature on the foraging rate of resident bird species by Marianna Mitchen. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Monitoring protocol for the invasive species Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard) at Abernathy Field Station by Erica Toth and Andrea Fletcher. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.

Assessing the integrity of Abe's Creek and Jefferson's Run through benthic invertebrates by Brandon Sansom. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2008.