Student Research 2010-2011

Bacterial diversity in perennial streams by Maggie Blicha, Jim Falis, Sara Grimes, & Mike Irvin. A BIO 215 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Physical Characteristics of Woodchuck (Marmota monax) Burrows at the Abernathy Field Station by Adam Toomey. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Soil bacterial diversity varies with depth by Bridget Piko, Garrett Herdman, Stacey Beam, & Philip McGuire. A BIO 215 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Gammaproteobacteria are most abundant in silt and gravel substrates of Abe's Creek by Erika Beam, Emily Byers, Amanda Del Sordo, & April Johnson. A BIO 215 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Urban wildlife syndrome in Eastern gray squirrels by Maggie Blicha. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Howling Survey of Eastern coyote (Canis latrans) in Southwestern Pa by Jim Falis. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Mobbling Response to Black-capped Chickadee and Northern Cardinal Alarm Calls in Mixed- Species Flocks by Sara Grimes. A BIO 319 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

Population and diversity of soil bacteria in a deciduous forest affected by deforestation by Jaime Gehry, Jessica Jones, Ashley Naylor, & Alyssa Tousignant. A BIO 215 project presented at the W&J fall poster session, 2010.

The effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling on water quality and macroinvertebrates by Tessa Slifka. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Seasonal shifts in soil bacterial diversity at Abernathy Field Station by Ashley Kondas, Peter Leehan & Jessica Papale. A BIO 412 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Long-term monitoring of terrestrial salamanders at the Abernathy Field Station by Alicia Stoyanoff. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Impacts of trail use at Abernathy Field Station by Sara Grimes. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Monitoring for the effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling on Abe's Creek by Chad Larkin. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Microhabitat soil survey at Abernathy Field Station by Emily Byers. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Effect of discharge on stream water quality by Heather Kraus. A BIO320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Differences in soil characteristics among a managed gas line, mowed field, and deciduous forest by Leo Sullivan. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Comparing soil moisture between different habitats and slope aspects at the Abernathy Field Station by Brittany Verrico. A HHMI project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

A survey of soil invertebrates in three habitats in southwestern Pennsylvania by James Falis. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Spatial and temporal variation in vertebrate carrion utilization and decomposition by Michael Irvin. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

Bird box inhabitants and brood parasitism at AFS:Which Species will it be? By Jenna King. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.

A study of climate change by observing its effects on bird phenology by Justin Mondok. A BIO 320 project presented at the W&J spring poster session, 2011.