Angelo Lan, "Evaluation of land use change impact on stream flow in Monocacy Creek, Northampton, PA"
The research is to study the pattern of land-use change in Monocacy Creek watershed throughout a period of 50 years and assess its potential impact on the water quantity of monocacy creek using GIS modeling.
Katie Tomsho, "Perspectives of citizens impacted by Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling"
The intent of this study is to produce a documentary focused on the different perspectives and attitudes of Pennsylvania citizens impacted by Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling through their involvement in grassroots organizations. The regions of focus will be Wayne County in the North Eastern corner of the state and Greene County in the South Western corner. The difference in the positions taken by the organizations in these counties will demonstrate the wide range of opinions concerning natural gas drilling.
Anna Farb, "Effects of vermicompost in potting soils and extract foliar sprays on plant health and productivity"
This study aims to assess how vermicompost liquid extract affects the growth and health of produce, such as romaine lettuce and pak choi, and to evaluate the use of vermicompost and compost in potting soil. The farm plans to produce its own potting soil with its vermicompost/compost produced onsite, so we will determine the most efficient (in terms of crop production), economical, and sustainable potting soil mixture.
Kerstin Martin, "The effects of a changed forest composition due to white-tailed deer browsing on a headwater stream."
Using an ecosystem approach, this study examines the possible effects of a changed forest composition on a headwater stream within Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary. Parameters measured include nutrient levels through the hydrological cycle, bacteria presence in the stream, leaf decomposition rate and macroinvertebrate populations.
Lily Bieber-Ham, "Putting all your eggs in one basket: Nest site selection in a turtle with temperature dependent sex determination."
Climate change has the potential to greatly impact a wide range of organisms. Organisms in which hatchling sex is determined by temperature could be the best study subjects for understanding the immediate impact of global climate changes. I studied the parameters that are important for femail painted turtle (C. picta) nest site selection. Understanding how a female chooses her nest site is crucial for observing behavioral changes that could result from local temperature changes.
Nathan Toews, "Mapping the Social and Environmental Health Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling in PA"
Maunette Watson, "Trace Metal Dissolved and Suspended Loading from Legacy Sediment Sites and Implications for Uptake by Macroinvertebrates in the Yellow Breeches Creek Watershed, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania" (Dept. Honors)
Danielle Hoffman, "A Complementary Currency: Carlisle, Pennsylvania"
Danielle Cioce, "Aquatic Toxicology of Pesticides in Sediment in the LeTort Spring Run" (Dept. Honors)
Matthew Freedman, "Analysis of Stormwater in Mount Holly Springs, PA, and its Impact on Mountain Creek"
Brendan Hughes, "Nutrient Flow and Mass Balance at the Dickinson College Farm"
Audrey Fisher, "Cultures of Farming in Perry County: Implications for agro-environmental Management"
Lisa Maas, Freshwater Ecology/Aquatics
Kimberly Ogren, "The Feasibility of Biodiesel"
Ruth Mary Oldham, "Transgenic Maize in Mexico: Developing an efficient and equitable regulatory framework "
Robert Hanifin, "Forest Light Utilization"
Meghan Klasic, "The use of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) as a Bioindicator for LeTort Spring Run, Cumberland County, PA"
Scott Morello, "An Exploratory Assessment of Bixler Run in Perry County, PA as a Potential Trout Fishery and how it is Affected by riparian vegetation"
Colleen Haney, "Stormwater Management Practices and Challenges: Cedar Run Watershed, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania"
Jennifer Korth, "A Macroinvertebrate Study of Three South Central Pennsylvania Streams: An Analysis of Suburban and Agricultural Runoff"
Giovanna McClenachan, "Is Liming an Effective Mitigation Strategy for River Acidification: Using Diatoms as Indicators of Stream Health at Laurel Run"
Julia Barton, "Are Overabundant Deer in a Pennsylvania Wildlife Preserve Eating All the Tree Seeds?"
Jessica Durkota, "Impact of White-tailed deer on forest stand structure and composition in a Pennsylvania wildlife preserve"
Claire Foster, "Spatial Habitat Analysis and Population Modeling of Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister)"
Sarah Pears "Growth of surviving host and non-host trees in a mixed deciduous forest affected by gypsy moth defoliation"
Sarah Scow, "Toxics Release Inventory Audit of Kinder Mogan Transmix Co., Indianola, PA"
Clare Froggatt, Finding the Future By Looking Into The Past: A New Religious Vision For The Environmental Quest
Elyse Casper Christopher Graham (Physic Majors), "Light Transmission through a Forest Canopy"
Heather Friedmann, PCB Effects on the Environment and Role in the PCB Remediation Project at the Naval Depot Contamination Site on Trindle Spring Run, Mechanicsburg PA
Julia Geisler, Autumnal Vernal Ponds
Tracy Scott, Native Plants of Pennsylvania
JulieVastine, "The Occurrence of Organic Wastewater Contaminants in the Carlisle Regional Water Pollution Control Facility"
Angela Wallis, "Canopy Gap Replacement Failure in a Pennsylvania Forest Preserve Subject to Extreme Deer Herbivory"
Christiana Briddell, "The Use of Activated Carbon to Determine Allelopathic Suppression of Lettuce Germination by Cover Crops"
Melissa Burgan, "Utility Restructuring and Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom"
Kei Hashimoto, Deregulation and Wind Energy in Japan
Jennifer Hoffman, Ecovillage at Ithaca: A Case Study in Cohousing Sustainability
Jessica Howard, "Spatial Relationships Between Understory Tree Growth Rates and Canopy Gaps"
Erik Johnson, "The Impact of the Huntsdale Fish Hatchery’s Discharge on the Diatom Communities in the Yellow Breeches Creek, Cumberland County, PA"
Jaclyn Johnston, "Use of Diatoms as Indicators of Water Quality in Acid and Agriculturally Impacted Streams, Sherman’s Creek Watershed, Perry County, PA"
Vallie Lewis, "Ecological and Social Sustainability of the Dickinson College Treehouse"
Nicholas Skowronski, "Modeling the Future Tree Community Structure of a Forest Severely Effected by Deer Herbivory"
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