Students taking stream samples

 

The following list includes current and historic, individual student research projects, public presentations from conferences, symposia and exhibitions*, and peer-reviewed publications. For abstracts on each project see Students as Scholars.

*“Supported by:” on Student Conference Presentation records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s participation in the conference, i.e. travel expenses, poster costs, etc.  For on-campus conferences, the supporting entity is usually the academic department sponsoring the event.

**“Supported by:” on Student Research Project records indicates the entity or funding mechanism that supported the student’s research costs, i.e. supplies, materials, equipment, stipends, local or international research travel, etc.


2020

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Naziru Kamel AbdalaSulforaphane reduces growth of Trichoplusia ni larvae in a dose-dependent manner
Conference: 20th Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Thomas Arnold
Hiba AoidThe Effects of Light Availability and Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentration on Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes
Conference: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Gregory W HofferSulforaphane reduces growth of Trichoplusia ni larvae in a dose-dependent manner
Conference: 20th Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Thomas Arnold
Michael Benson MarinelliShifting Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Phenology in Recent Decades in Lake Powell Reservoir, Southwestern USA
Conference: 2019 Ecological Society of America/United States Society for Ecological Economics Joint Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Lily Grace TarwaterIndian Energyscapes: Coal Histories, Climate Vulnerabilities, and Solar Futures
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Heather Bedi

2019

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Hiba AoidEnvironmental Controls on Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes
Supported by: Dickinson Donor Restricted Fund
Number of Weeks: 4
Kristin Strock
Paige E BaisleyLocation, Location, Location: Developing Tools for Selection and Management of Landscapes to Promote Healthy Bee Populations
Supported by: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Number of Weeks: 8
Margaret Douglas
Lydia Kottcamp FoxRelating Diatom Community Shifts to Environmental Change in Icelandic Freshwater Lakes
Conference: 34th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Lydia Kottcamp FoxRelating Diatom Community Shifts to Environmental Change in Icelandic Freshwater
Conference: Northeastern GSA (Geologic Society of America) Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Lena Rose FriedmanComparison of Red-spotted Newt (Notopthalmus viridescens) Diet in Southern Pennsylvania
Conference: 34th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Harold Wingert
Rachel Bryce KrewsonEnvironmental Controls on Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes
Supported by: R&D Student-Faculty Research
Number of Weeks: 4
Kristin Strock
Rachel Bryce KrewsonThe Effect of Lake Temperature on Rates of Methane Production and Oxidation in Two Sub-Artic Lakes
Conference: American Geophysical Union Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Rachel Bryce KrewsonThe effect of lake temperature on rates of net methane oxidation in two Sub-Arctic Lakes
Conference: 34th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Alicia An-Mei MurphyThe Analysis of Particulate Matter Pollution in Carlisle, PA
Conference: 34th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Maiko Arashiro
Madaline Boardman RitterThe Role of Dissolved Organic Carbon and Other Environmental Controls on Methane Processes in Icelandic Lakes
Conference: Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Madaline Boardman RitterThe effects of DOC quantity and quality on methane production, oxidation, and emission in Icelandic lakes
Conference: 34th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Madaline Boardman RitterThe Effects of DOC Quantity and Quality on Methane Production, Oxidation, and Emission in Icelandic Lakes
Conference: American Geophysical Union Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Clara Marie RothEnvironmental Controls on Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes
Supported by: Dickinson Donor Restricted Fund
Number of Weeks: 4
Kristin Strock
Sara Zhi SobaCode for Communication: Visualizing Trends in Insecticide Use and Bee Toxicity
Supported by: Center for Sustainability Education (CSE)
Number of Weeks: 13
Margaret Douglas
Sara Zhi SobaCode for Communication: Visualizing Trends in Insecticide Use and Bee Toxicity
Conference: 34th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Margaret Douglas
Emma Frances SullivanMeasuring Nitrogen Contamination in Septic-Contaminated Coastal Groundwater
Conference: American Geophysical Union Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Emma Frances SullivanExtreme Rain Events Alter Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature in Pennsylvania Lakes
Conference: Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Olivia Rose TerminiClimate Change & Small-town Preparation: A Case Study in Pennsylvania Local Government
Conference: Eleventh International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Michael Beevers
Louise Josephine VerterThe Role of Methanotrophs in Fueling Aquatic Food Webs in Icelandic Lakes
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Louise Josephine VerterThe Role of Methanotrophs in Fueling Aquatic Food Webs and Resulting Effects on Methane Cycling in Icelandic Lakes
Conference: American Geophysical Union Meeting
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock

2018

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Alyssa Teresa GrecoPatterns in the Physical, Chemical, and Biological Compostiion of Icelandic Lakes and the Dominant Factors Controlling Variability across Watersheds
Conference: American Geophysical Union
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Amanda Jean HaddockDifferences between Traditional and Digital Field Notebooks for Inclusive Geocience Courses
Conference: Geosciences Education at University of Cincinnati
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Madigan Behrens KayCumberland County Community Food Assessment: Innovative Ways to address Food Security
Conference: 2018 Society for Applied Anthropology (SAA) Sustainable Futures
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department, Food Studies Department
Heather Bedi
Katelyn Sara Elizabeth KingComparing Bloomtimes of the Same Spring Wildflowers Between 1935 and 2018
Conference: 33rd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Harold Wingert
Rachel Bryce KrewsonThermal Controls on Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes: In-Situ
Supported by: National Geographic Society
Number of Weeks: 8 weeks
Kristin Strock
Rachel Michiko LappCumberland County Community Food Assessment: Innovative Ways to address Food Security
Conference: 2018 Society for Applied Anthropology (SAA) Sustainable Futures
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department, Food Studies Department
Heather Bedi
Maxwell LeeEffects Of Diet Quality And PH On Growth, Mortality, And Shell Strength In Larvae And Juveniles Of The Marine Gastropod Crepidula Fornicata
Conference: 18th Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Anthony Pires
Maxwell LeeComparing Bloomtimes of the Same Spring Wildflowers Between 1935 and 2018
Conference: 33rd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Harold Wingert
Madaline Boardman RitterReconstructing the effects of "browning" on algal communities in lakes
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristin Strock
Madaline Boardman RitterEffects of Accelerated Deglaciation on Chemical Characteristics of Sub-Artic Lakes and Rivers in South and West Iceland
Conference: American Geophysical Union
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Karan Sunder ShakyaLocation, Location, Location: Developing Tools for Selection and Management of Landscapes to Promote Healthy Bee Populations
Supported by: FFAR
Number of Weeks: 8 weeks
Margaret Douglas
Sara Zhi SobaContext Is Key: Tools For Adapting Beekeeping Practices To Diverse Landscapes
Supported by: US. Department of Agriculture
Number of Weeks: 8 weeks
Margaret Douglas
Sara Zhi SobaExploration of patterns of toxic load to bees in different regions of the country
Conference: 94th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania
Margaret Douglas
Katherine Gray TanabeCumberland County Community Food Assessment: Innovative Ways to address Food Security
Conference: 2018 Society for Applied Anthropology (SAA) Sustainable Futures
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department, Food Studies Department
Louise Josephine VerterThermal Controls on Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes: In-Situ
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8 weeks
Kristin Strock

2017

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Daniela Mar Arnedo AldrichNatural Gas Pipelines and Energy Independence: Distinct Discourses in Pennsylvania
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Heather Bedi
Natalie CassidyThe impacts of the soy agricultural industry on society and community in Argentina
Supported by: Center for Global Study and Engagement Student International Research Fund (SIRF)
Mariana Past
Daniel James DayMapping Winter Waterfowl within the Delmarva Peninsula
Conference: Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Lydia Kottcamp FoxA comparative study of long-term change and short-term variability in lake ecosystems
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristin Strock
Rachael Elizabeth FranchiniAssessment of Conflict Sensitivity in Climate Change Adaptation
Supported by: Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), Sustainability Education Fund
Number of Weeks: 13
Michael Beevers
Kayla Jean KahanEnergy Justice: Categorizing and Analyzing Health Harms Affecting Villages Located Near Coal-Fired Power Plants
Conference: Bard College/CEP Third Annual Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Heather Bedi
Caroline Rachel KanaskieFoliar chemistry of the eastern hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis)
Conference: 2017 Environmental Studies and Science Majors Alumni Panel
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Carol Loeffler
Caroline Rachel KanaskieFoliar chemistry of the eastern hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis)
Conference: Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Carol Loeffler
Rachel Michiko LappFood Modernization in India
Conference: Bard College/CEP Third Annual Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Heather Bedi
Muhajir Subuur LesureContested Energy: From Pennsylvania to South Asia
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13 weeks
Heather Bedi
Yueli LiangSoil, adelgids, and the Health of Eastern Hemlock Trees
Conference: Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Carol Loeffler
Yueli LiangSoil, adelgids, and the Health of Eastern Hemlock Trees
Conference: 2017 Environmental Studies and Science Majors Alumni Panel
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Carol Loeffler
Natalie B McNeillMincio Park in Mantua, Italy
Supported by: Center for Global Studies and Engagment, Durden International Initiative Grant
Number of Weeks: 13
Luca Trazzi,Nicoletta Marini Maio
Natalie B McNeillAquatic Citizen Scientist Motivations: Implications for Recruitment and Retention
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Heather Bedi
Natalie B McNeillAquatic Citizen Scientist Motivations: Implications for Recruitment and Retention
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Heather Bedi
Helen Claire SchlimmLong-Term Records of Climate-Induced Changes in the Zooplankton of West Greenland Lakes
Conference: 32nd Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock

2016

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Daniela Mar Arnedo AldrichPipeline Perils in Pennsylvania: Contested Natural Gas Fracking and Transportation
Number of Weeks: 8
Heather Bedi
Madison Grace BeehlerThe Impact of the Built Environment on Youth Mentorship
Conference: National Rural Health Association 38th Annual Conference
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Gregory Howard
Tiffany Lee ChinDiffering seasonal succession of phytoplankton in lakes with high and low dissolved organic carbon concentrations: Implications for long-term community shifts
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Tiffany Lee ChinDiffering Patterns in Seasonal Succession of Phytoplankton in Lakes with High and Low Concentrations of Dissolved Organic Carbon: Implications for Long-Term Community Shifts
Conference: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Sydney Elana DiamondDiatom Community Shifts in Respnse to Volcanic Activity and Long-Term Climatic Change in a High Altitude South American Lake
Conference: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Sydney Elana DiamondDiatom community shifts in response to volcanic activity and long-term climatic change in a high altitude South America lake
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Max Carlos EgenerThe effects of extreme rain events on water transparency and stratification in central Pennsylvania reservoir ecosystems
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Max Carlos EgenerThe Effects of Extreme Rain Events on Water Transparency and Stratification in Central Pennsylvania Reservior Ecosystems
Conference: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Madeleine Ashleigh JonesPipeline Perils in Pennsylvania: Contested Natural Gas Fracking and Transportation
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 13
Heather Bedi
Caroline Rachel KanaskieEPA-GRO Summer Internship
Supported by: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-GRO program)
Number of Weeks: 10
Yueli LiangBugs are friends and food: A trial in raising mealworms as a sustainable alternative to livestock
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Andrew Shriver McGowanInvestigating the effects of coastal acidification on the metabolism of Zostera marina from South Bay, VA.
Conference: 31st Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Thomas Arnold
Helen Claire SchlimmExploring Climate-Induced Changes in West Greenland Lakes
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 2
Kristin Strock

2015

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Vanessa Ceja-CervantesA Population Assessment of Painted Turtles at Wildwood Park
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Harold Wingert
Max Carlos EgenerResponse of Reservoir Ecosystems to Extreme Rain Events: Informing Management through Stakeholder Collaborations
Supported by: Center for Sustainability Education
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristin Strock
Max Carlos EgenerProtecting and Managing Laurel Lake in the Face of Environmental Change
Supported by: Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristin Strock
Steven Michael FitzpatrickInvestigating the anaerobic digestion of organic waste to produce Biogas (CH4) and a nutrient-rich fertilizer
Conference: 2015 Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium; Student Sustainability Symposium
Supported by: Center for Sustainabilty Education
Matthew Steiman
Wendy Lorena GomezEveryday Energy Justice in Bangladesh
Supported by: Community Studies Center, Community Studies Center, R&D SFR
Number of Weeks: 8
Heather Bedi
Jacqueline GoodwinDickinson Energy Challenge Media
Conference: 2015 Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium; Student Sustainability Symposium
Supported by: Center for Sustainabilty Education
Michael Beevers
Mason Robert HepnerWildlife Intern
Supported by: PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Number of Weeks: 8
Gwendolyn Klara KennedyInvestigating the anaerobic digestion of organic waste to produce Biogas (CH4) and a nutrient-rich fertilizer
Conference: 2015 Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium; Student Sustainability Symposium
Supported by: Center for Sustainabilty Education
Matthew Steiman
Gwendolyn Klara KennedyInvestigating the anaerobic digestion of organic waste to produce Biogas and nutrient-rich fertilizer
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Matthew Steiman
Kerin Elise MaguireUrban Roosting: A Research and Project-Based Web Resource
Supported by: Mellon Digital Humanities Grant
Number of Weeks: 8
B Ashton Nichols
Timothy James O'ReillyChinese tree-planting
Conference: Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Supported by: Luce Foundation LIASE grant
Ann Hill
Sasha Parmet ReaganFood systems: observing the difference between Chinese habits and American food traditions
Conference: Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Supported by: Luce Foundation LIASE grant
Ann Hill
Rachael Anne SclafaniEPA-GRO Summer Internship
Supported by: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-GRO program)
Number of Weeks: 10
Kelsey Madeline SloterElasmobranch Abundances Inside and Around a Marine Protected Area Near South Caicos, Turks and Caicos
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Joan Marie SmedinghoffImplementing Transit in Towns: a Case Study of the Carlisle Circulator
Conference: 2015 Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium; Student Sustainability Symposium
Supported by: Center for Sustainabilty Education
Michael Beevers
Andy VargasEnvironmental consequences of coal mining in China since 1950
Conference: Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Supported by: Luce Foundation LIASE grant
Ann Hill
Ronghui ZhouClimactic change in light of Chinese dynastic change.
Conference: Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Supported by: Luce Foundation LIASE grant
Ann Hill
Tabea Klassen ZimmermannReconstructing the effects of multiple stressors on algal communities in lakes with differing concentrations of dissolved organic carbon
Conference: 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Supported by: EPA-GRO Grant, R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Kristin Strock
Tabea Klassen ZimmermannReconstructing the effects of multiple stressors on algal communities in lakes with differing concentrations of dissolved organic carbon
Conference: 30th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Kristin Strock
Tabea Klassen ZimmermannUnderstanding Climate-Driven Change in the Boreal Lakes of Isle Royale National Park
Number of Weeks: 6
Kristin Strock

2014

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Jack Carter BryanPrioritizing Stream Remediation Efforts in Pennsylvania's Michaux State Forest
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Christine Josephine BurnsAn Evaluation of Harrisburg Street Trees: locating and prioritizing hotspots in need of tree maintenance
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Michael Stewart D'AprixDesigning, Building and Utilizing an Enterprise Geodatabase for the Dickinson College Campus
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Tucker Alden DeadyMapping the Unmapped Trails in Michaux State Forest, PA
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Mary Christine DiGiorgioHow Diverse are our Trees? An Analysis of Dickinson College's Trees
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Anne Porter DyroffCarlisle Running Routes with Difficulty
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Max Carlos EgenerDeciphering the effects of climate change on Pennsylvania lake ecosystems
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristin Strock
Megan Jeanne HansenExploring a Potential Counteractive Method to Control the Effects of Isothiocyanates Released by Alliaria petiolata
Conference: 29th Annual Science Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Jill Marie HautaniemiFactors Affecting the Spatial Distribution of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) in Cumberland Valley, PA
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
William Hardy KochtitzkyA Modern Analog to Map the Past: Lake Vegetation of the Bolivian Altiplano
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Jenna Renee LaRiviereHistorical Barns: A Study on the Importance of Spatially Analyzing History
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Anna Elizabeth McGinnMapping Access to Fresh Produce: Borough of Carlisle and North Middleton Township, PA
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Leslie Pigott MillimanThe spatial distribution of weathering on Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Elise Brouard Hooker MinichielloEffective Site Management Using GIS: Using Sophisticated GPS Equipment to Map the ALLARM Riparian Buffer
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Aleksander Perpalaj3-D Mapping of Vatnsskar├░ Pillow Ridge Quarry, Iceland
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Jaime Nicole PhillipsJoseph Priestley Award Recipients.
Conference: Mellon Digital Humanities Workshop
Supported by: Mellon Digital Humanities Grant
Matthew Kochis
Taylor Shelby ThompsonTemperature-Dependent Sex Determination (TSD) of Painted turtles, Chrysemys picta
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Amanda Rose VandenburgCrime Rate Analysis at Hunting Park in Philadelphia, PA
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Tabea Klassen ZimmermannEPA-GRO Summer Internship
Supported by: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-GRO program)
Number of Weeks: 12
Elizabeth Harrity de la RegueraUpstream Catchment Basin Analysis of Baxter State Park, Maine
Conference: 2014 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca

2013

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Katherine Margaret HeacockUsing GIS and Spatial Analysis to Assess of the Impacts of Off-road Motorcycle Racing in the Michaux State Forest
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Tyce Herrman,James Ciarrocca
Katherine Lynn McCuskerUsing GIS and Spatial Analysis to Assess of the Impacts of Off-road Motorcycle Racing in the Michaux State Forest
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Tyce Herrman,James Ciarrocca
Annaliese Marie RamthunUsing GIS and Spatial Analysis to Assess of the Impacts of Off-road Motorcycle Racing in the Michaux State Forest
Conference: 2013 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Tyce Herrman,James Ciarrocca

2012

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Alexander David AflaloWhat Makes Suitable Habitat for Nesting Shorebirds on the Gulf Coast?
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Alexander David AflaloHabitat and Human Activity Constraints on Shorebird Populations of the Gulf Coast
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Alexander David AflaloSpatial Variations in Middle School Obesity in Pennsylvania: A Geographically-Weighted Regression Analysis
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Michael Alexander BlairThe Viability of Alternative Dickinson Tour Routes
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Courtney Jean BlinkhornRanking Watersheds which May be Impacted by Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Development in WV
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Nicole Marie BoucherNitrate Releases Over Three Years in the Western Ontario Sub-basin from point sources
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Lauren Celia BrunsBicycle and Pedestrian Routes, Carlisle PA
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Tessa Sierra CicakThe Susquehannock Vacuum: Fort construction in relation to Native American Resettlements
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Tessa Sierra CicakLondon in the Time of Cholera: Elevation and Disease
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Daniel Lawrence ConantObserved Changes in Lake Lillinonah, 1934-2006
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Michael Stewart D'AprixClinton, New York: Demographics and Land Use of a School District in Crisis.
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Michael Stewart D'AprixCreating a Geodatabase: The Town of Kirkland, NY
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Jan Joseph DidaWeb-based Interactive Trees Map of Dickinson College
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Luke Thomas DonohuePar Evaluation for Dickinson Campus Ultimate Frisbee Golf Course
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Daniel Ezekiel EhrlichAtlas of Mycenae
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Daniel Ezekiel EhrlichPredictive Analysis of Grave Sites
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Pearce Ferhan ErenselBike Rack Replacement: A Follow Up Assessment
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
William Louis EriksonMountain Creek Watershed and the Effects of Underlying Bedrock on Buffering Capacity and Trout Populations
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Caroline Elizabeth EvansAn Assessment of Need for Health Programs for the Carlisle Health and Wellness Foundation
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Anna Rose FarbEffects of vermicompost in potting soils and extract foliar sprays on vegetable health and productivity
Conference: 2012 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
John Henson,Thomas Raffel
Anna Rose FarbSustainable production of potting soil on the Dickinson College Farm
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Carolyn Beth FlowerInventory and Monitoring of the Salt River in Phoenix
Supported by: Arizona State University, Stromberg Lab, School of Life Sciences
Number of Weeks: 8
Nicholas James FoleyTrees at Risk on Dickinson College Campus
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
David Kenneth GoldenForest Farming & Agroforestry at Dickinson College Farm
Supported by: Center for Sustainability Education
Number of Weeks: 8
Kristen Brubaker
David Kenneth GoldenAnalysis of Income Levels along the Appalachian Trail
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Katherine Margaret HeacockRedistricting In the House: 2011 Pennsylvania Legislative Redistricting of the House of Representatives
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Natalie Kala KormushoffTsunami Inundation on the East Coast of the United States
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Junxing LanEvaluation of land use impact on stream flow of Monocacy Creek, Northampton County, PA using hydrological modeling
Conference: 2012 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Candie Wilderman
Richmond Taliese LauvaiCarbon Dioxide Emissions of Dickinson Sports
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Kyle Robert LongProposed Legacy Sediment Sites in the Gunpowder Watershed, MD
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Dylan Foster McNairViking Trail Map Revision
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Elise Brouard Hooker MinichielloHiking Resources in Dickinson College's Own Backyard
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Claire Ellen PersichettiThe Dickinson College Farm: Land Management Over Time
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Claire Ellen PersichettiDriving Distances Associated with CSA Food Distribution
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Daniel PlekhovGeographic Survey of Historic and Cultural Remains of Istanbul
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Daniel PlekhovSpatial Analysis of Native American Resources and Potential for Use Today
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Annaliese Marie RamthunDistance, travel time, and trip planning for the Dickinson College Outing Club
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Rebecca Katherine RossiEvaluation of LIDAR for Locating Prehistoric Metarhyolite Quarry Sites on South Mountain in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Rebecca Katherine RossiPreliminary Analysis of Proposed 2011 Pennsylvania Senate District Boundaries
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Brian Richard SandribIs The Siting of Coal Fired Power Plants in Pennsylvania an Environmental Justice Issue?
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
William Lyle SewardGPS Coordinate Point and Attribute Data Collection of Trees for the Dickinson College Arboretum.
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Dylan Patrick ShifferAssessing the Impact of Marcellus Shale Gas Development in Pennsylvania on Sediment - Loading in the Chesapeake Bay
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Andrew Ennis ShoemakerDickinson's Potential to Grow Warmer Climate Flora on the Academic Quad
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Andrew Ennis ShoemakerFlood Prevention on Dickinson's Campus
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
James Ciarrocca
Karl Johannes SmithArchitectural Features at Camp Michaux
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Karl Johannes SmithCarlisle Then and Now
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Douglas Gage SwiftUsing Disc Golf to Enhance a Community
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Douglas Gage SwiftIs Race Really Necessary? Determining the Effectiveness of Having a Racial Question on the US Census
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Nathan Douglas ToewsUtilizing Database Driven Cartography for Dickinson ROTC Land Navigation Training
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Nathan Douglas ToewsSpatial Analysis of DEP Natural Gas Well Violations in Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Kathryn Scott TomshoWater Monitoring Site Location in Greene County, PA & Cattaraugus County
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Elizabeth Caitlin ToutainRelationship Between Charcoal Pit Density & Iron Furnace Location on South Mountain, Pennsylvania
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Amanda Rose VandenburgEnvironmental Racism around Pennsylvania Incinerators
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Taylor Marie WilmotNew Sources of Air Pollution for Rural Pennsylvania: Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Christopher Aaron WolfePrehistoric Portraits: Rock Art of the Cumberland Plateau, TN
Conference: EnvST 218 Fall 2011 GIS Class Presentations
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Christopher Aaron WolfeGeospatial Analysis of Archaeobotanical Remains from Kala Uyuni, Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia
Conference: 2012 GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca

2011

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Lily Margaret Bieber-HamPopulation Ecology of Central Pennsylvania Snake Communities
Conference: 2011 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Scott Boback
Lily Margaret Bieber-HamPopulation and Nesting Ecology of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta) in Pennsylvania
Conference: 2011 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Scott Boback
Cailey Vaughn ClarkPortable PM2.5 Monitor Calibration and Validation for Diesel-Specific Air Pollution
Supported by: R&D Dana Research Assistant
Number of Weeks: 6
Gregory Howard

2010

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Cara Vogel ApplesteinA Study of Marcroinvertebrates & Water Quality on Hogestown Run, Cumberland County, PA
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Candie Wilderman
Michael Robert BirosAltered Landscapes: Exploring the Relationship between Architecture and the Environment
Conference: Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: Academic Affairs
Michael Robert BirosHistoric Coastlines of Cape Henlopen, Delaware
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Brendan Robert GallagherA bathymetric Survey of the Huntsdale Pond
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Danielle Kimberly HoffmanBiking in Carlisle PA
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Andrew Woodward KameroskyDickinson College Solar
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Vinca Lorraine KrajewskiUsing GIS to Examine Spatial Conflicts Between Floodplains and Permitted Natural Gas Wells in the Marcellus Shale Region of Bradford County, PA
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Junxing LanEvaluation of the Physical Characteristics of Hogestown Run, Cumberland County, PA with Reference to Possible Impact from Land Use in the Watershed
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Candie Wilderman
Gregory Everett LasherMapping Dickinson College: Building a digital spatial infratracture using GIS
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Emily Brooke LawrenceParticulate Air Pollution & Health in Elementary School Students & Collegiate Distance Runners in Carlisle PA
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Lauren Howard
Emily Brooke LawrenceProtecting the health of Graveline Bay in Jackson County, Mississippi
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Curtis Michael LentzImplementing the 100 mile diet in Carlisle, PA
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Maunette Gabriela MakowskiDeveloping watershed maps for Wysox Creek Watershed Association
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Kristin April MeseckDickinson Campus Tree Database
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: GIS Course
James Ciarrocca
Daniel Priestaf MyersA students critique of the Dickinson Master Plan: Redesigning Dickinsons campus for optimal useage
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Kerri Megan OddeninoAn Analysis of the Spatial Relationship between Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Sites in PA & Aspects of the Surrounding Landscape
Conference: 2010 Science Research Symposium
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
James Ciarrocca
Kerri Megan OddeninoAn analysis of the spatial relationships between Marcellus shale gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania and aspects of the surrounding landscape
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Mary Rita PysnikFrom Stem to Stomach: Fruit sustainability of the Carlisle Area
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Ryan Patrick ShearsDEPAS of Mycenae Geovisualization and Database Development
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca
Ryan Patrick ShearsDEPAS of Mycenae Geovisualization and Database Development
Conference: 2010 Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: Academic Affairs
James Ciarrocca
Casey Candice StockStudents at Dickinson typically drive to businesses that are within walking distance of campus. Since sustainability is one of Dickinson's key dimensions, driving to nearby locations is counterintuitive. Also, Carlisle is a very community-rich city that
Conference: 2010 GIS Poster Exposition
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
James Ciarrocca

2008

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Danielle Marie Cioce FergusonThe Aquatic Toxicology of Organochlorine Pesticides in Sediment in the Letort Spring Run, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Candie Wilderman

2007

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Cristina Maria CardonaMt. Rock Spring Health Assessment using Macroinvertebrates
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee
Audrey Jean Fisher-PedersenCultures of Farming in Perry County: Implications for Local Environmental Management
Conference: 2007 Senior Research Symposium
Supported by: Academic Affairs
Elizabeth Dryden SchrangThe Effect of Best Management Practices on Water Chemistry on Mount Rock Spring Creek in Cumberland County, PA
Conference: Annual Science Dinner
Supported by: Science Executive Committee

2006

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Brian W BytnarInvestigation of Native and Invasive Riparian Plant Species Succession at Siloam Dam Reclamation Area, Chambersburg, PA
Conference: Sixth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Lauren E ErtzPedersen, B.S., and Hanifin, R.C. 2006. Determining forest canopy structure with a laser rangefinder: Split beams and measurement accuracy. Ecological Society of America 91st Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, Abstracts.
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinLight utilization efficiency in two mixed-deciduous forests subject to different intensities of deer herbivory.
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinThe Effects of White-tailed Deer Herbivory on Light Utilization in Forest Systems
Conference: Sixth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinHanifin, R.C., and Pedersen, B.S. 2006. Canopy structure differences in two mixed-deciduous forests subject to different intensities of deer herbivory. Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference, Branchville, New Jersey, Abstracts, p. 7.
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinDetermining forest canopy structure with a laser rangefinder: Split beams and measurement accuracy.
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinCanopy structure differences in two mixed-deciduous forests subject to different intensities of deer herbivory and Light utilization efficiency in two mixed-deciduous forests subject to different intensities of deer herbivory
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Brian Pedersen
Meghan Rebecca KlasicThe Use of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) as a BioIndicator for Letort Spring Run, Cumberland Valley, PA
Conference: Sigma Xi 2006 Eastern Colleges Conference
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Candie Wilderman
Meghan Rebecca KlasicThe Use of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SA 1-9 as a Bio-indicator for Letort Spring Run, Cumberland County, PA
Conference: Sixth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Ross William KoenigPedersen, B.S., and Hanifin, R.C. 2006. Light utilization efficiency in two mixed-deciduous forests subject to different intensities of deer herbivory. Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference, Branchville, New Jersey, Abstracts, p. 13.
Brian Pedersen
Julia Grace LazarAvian Diversity on the Kunene River: Perspectives and Potential Implications of Proposed Dam Sites
Conference: Sixth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Scott Lawrence MorelloAn Exploratory Assessment of Bixler Run in Perry County, PA, as a Potential Trout Fishery
Conference: Sigma Xi 2006 Eastern Colleges Conference
Candie Wilderman
Scott Lawrence MorelloAn Exploratory Assessment of Bixler Run in Perry County, PA as a Current and Potential Trout Fishery
Conference: Sixth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Sarah E ScowReproductive adaptations of chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) to herbivory and cache predation
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Harold Wingert
Sarah E ScowReproductive Adaptations of Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus) to Herbivory and Cache Predation.
Conference: Sixth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Harold Wingert

2005

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Julia Allison BartonBarton, J.A., and Pedersen, B.S. 2005. Are overabundant deer in a Pennsylvania wildlife preserve eating all the tree seeds? Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter Ecology Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, Poster Abstracts, p. 3.
Brian Pedersen
Julia Allison BartonAre overabundant deer in a Pennsylvania wildlife preserve eating all the tree seeds?
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference of the Ecological Society of America
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Brian Pedersen
Claire Louise FosterCalibrating Remote and Ground Surveys of Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister) Habitat in the Pennsylvania Ridge and Valley Provinces
Conference: Fifth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Janet Wright
Gregory Dean FullerThe Influence of Land Uses on Male Euglossine Bees as Possible Bio-indicators of Ecosystem Health in Costa Rica
Conference: Fifth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Cassie Beth GurbiszDo the Corallvorous Gastropods, Coralliophia abbreviata and Coralliophila caribaea, Pose a Significant Threat to the Status of Acropora palmata Populations of South Caicos, Turks and Ozicos Islands?
Conference: Fifth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Robert C HanifinInfluence of Deer Herbivory on Light Utilization by Forests
Supported by: R&D Student Faculty Research Endowment Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Brian Pedersen

2004

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Jessica Martin DurkotaForest stand structure and species composition in a wildlife preserve subject to extreme deer herbivory
Brian Pedersen
Jessica Martin DurkotaDurkota, J.M., and Pedersen, B.S. 2004. Forest stand structure and species composition in a wildlife preserve subject to extreme deer herbivory. Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Abstracts, p. 7.
Brian Pedersen
Jessica Martin DurkotaAnalysis of Rural South African Drinking Water Sources, Treatments and Storage Facilitites
Conference: Safe Water 2003 Conference at Spelman College
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Brian Pedersen
Jessica Martin DurkotaForest Stand Structure and Species Composition in a Wildlife Preserve Subject to Extreme Deer Herbivory
Conference: Fourth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Brian Pedersen
Claire Louise FosterRock Patch Maps: Spatial Habitat Analysis of Allegheny Woodrat Metapopulations at the Periphery of the Species Range
Conference: Fourth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Janet Wright
Robert C HanifinEffect of gypsy moth outbreaks on the growth rates of surviving host and non-host trees in a mixed deciduous forest.
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinA cross-section of history: An interdisciplinary view of tree rings
Conference: n/a
Supported by: Dickinson College
Brian Pedersen
Alexander Levan HoffmeierQuantifying Acorn Removal by Seed Predators in a Wildlife Preserve, South-central Pennsylvania
Conference: Fourth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Brian Pedersen
Alexander Levan HoffmeierHoffmeier, A.L., and Pedersen, B.S. 2004. Quantifying acorn removal by seed predators in a wildlife preserve, south-central Pennsylvania. Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Abstracts, p. 11.
Brian Pedersen
Jessica L HowardPedersen, B.S., and Howard, J.L. 2004. The influence of canopy gaps on overstory tree and forest growth rates in a mature mixed-age, mixed-species forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 196:351-366.
Brian Pedersen
Ross William KoenigPears, S.L., Pedersen, B.S. and Hanifin, R.C. 2004. Effect of gypsy moth outbreaks on the growth rates of surviving host and non-host trees in a mixed deciduous forest. Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Abstracts, p. 16.
Brian Pedersen
Ruth Mary OldhamThe Relationship Between Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) Invasion and the Presence of Earthworms in Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary, Pennsylvania
Conference: Fourth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Sarah Lynn PearsPears, S.L., Pedersen, B.S. and Hanifin, R.C. 2004. Effect of gypsy moth outbreaks on the growth rates of surviving host and non-host trees in a mixed deciduous forest. Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Abstracts, p. 16.
Brian Pedersen
Emily Elizabeth RhodeBiological Indicators of Disease Resistance in the Seagrass Thalassia testudinum
Conference: Fourth Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Thomas Arnold
Angela M WallisPedersen, B.S., and Wallis, A.M. 2004. Effects of white-tailed deer herbivory on forest gap dynamics in a wildlife preserve, Pennsylvania, USA. Natural Areas Journal, 24:82-94.
Brian Pedersen

2003

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Bree Lenore BennettThe Economic and Ecological Effects of Shrimp Trawling on Three Indicator Species Groups in Bahia Magdalena
Conference: Third Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Pamela Jean CowherWilderman, C.C. and Cowher, P. ('03), 2003. A Report on the State of the Conodoguinet Creek, based on Data Collected by the CCWA from 1998-2002, powerpoint presentation and handouts.
Candie Wilderman
Christopher John GrahamCasper, E.A., Graham, C.J., Laws, K.L. , and Pedersen, B.S. 2003. Light transmission through a forest canopy. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 76:111.
Brian Pedersen
Robert C HanifinQuantifying acorn removal by seed predators in a wildlife preserve
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference of the Ecological Society of America
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Brian Pedersen
Alexander Levan HoffmeierQuantifying acorn removal by seed predators in a wildlife preserve
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Ecology Conference of the Ecological Society of America
Supported by: R&D Kenderdine Travel Grant
Brian Pedersen
Sarah Lynn PearsResponse of mixed hardwood forests to gypsy herbifoy and drought; a dendroecological analysis moth.
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Brian Pedersen
Sarah Lynn PearsPedersen, B.S. and Pears, S.L. 2003. Teaching simulation modeling from the ground up. Joint Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (88th Annual) and the International Society of Ecological Modelling (North American Chapter). Savannah, Georgia, Abstracts, p. 264.
Brian Pedersen
Elyse Ann RhodinCasper, E.A., Graham, C.J., Laws, K.L. , and Pedersen, B.S. 2003. Light transmission through a forest canopy. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 76:111.
Brian Pedersen
Angela M WallisPedersen, B.S., and Wallis, A.M. 2003. Canopy gap replacement failure in a Pennsylvania forest preserve subject to extreme deer herbivory. Pages 265-266 in J.W. Van Sambeek, J.O. Dawson, F. Ponder, Jr., E.F. Loewenstein, and J.S. Fralish, editors. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. GTR-NC-234. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, North Central Research Station, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Brian Pedersen

2002

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Jessica L HowardPedersen, B.S., Howard, J.L., Wallis, A.M., and Pears, S.L. 2002. Influence of canopy gaps, vines, and cambial damage by deer on understory tree growth rates. Ecological Society of America 87th Annual Meeting and Society of Ecological Restoration 14th Annual International Conference, Tucson, Arizona, Abstracts, p. 406.
Brian Pedersen
Sarah Lynn PearsPedersen, B.S., Howard, J.L., Wallis, A.M., and Pears, S.L. 2002. Influence of canopy gaps, vines, and cambial damage by deer on understory tree growth rates. Ecological Society of America 87th Annual Meeting and Society of Ecological Restoration 14th Annual International Conference, Tucson, Arizona, Abstracts, p. 406.
Brian Pedersen
Angela M WallisCanopy Gap Replacement Failure in a Pennsylvania Forest Preserve Subject to Extreme Deer Herbivory.
Conference: Second Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department
Brian Pedersen
Angela M WallisCanopy gap replacement failure in a Pennsylvania forest preserve subject to extreme deer herbivory
Conference: 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference
Supported by: R&D Student Initiative Fund (SIF)
Brian Pedersen
Angela M WallisPedersen, B.S., Howard, J.L., Wallis, A.M., and Pears, S.L. 2002. Influence of canopy gaps, vines, and cambial damage by deer on understory tree growth rates. Ecological Society of America 87th Annual Meeting and Society of Ecological Restoration 14th Annual International Conference, Tucson, Arizona, Abstracts, p. 406.
Brian Pedersen
Rebecca K WoldtThe Nutrient Removal Capacity of Mill Pond and N Attenuation.
Conference: Second Annual Biology Student Research Symposium
Supported by: Biology Department

2001

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Christiana Grace BriddellSuppression of lettuce germination by allelopathic cover crops
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Kirsten Hural
Jeremy David CoerperEarthwatch
Supported by: Earthwatch
Number of Weeks: 8
Brian Pedersen
Jessica Leslie FrieWilderman, C.C. and Johnston, J. ('01), August, 2001. Analysis of Data Collected by the Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project (SCRIP), 1997-2000. 30 pp.
Candie Wilderman
Jessica L HowardSpatial relationships between understory tree growth rates and canopy gaps
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Supported by: R&D Student Initiative Fund (SIF)
Brian Pedersen
Jessica L HowardPedersen, B.S., and Howard, J.L. ('01). 2001. Do forest canopy gaps enhance the stem diameter growth of adjacent overstory trees? Ecological Society of America 86th Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, Abstracts, p. 328.
Brian Pedersen
Jessica L HowardHoward, Jessica L. ('01), and Pedersen, Brian S. 2001. Spatial relationships between understory tree growth rates and canopy gaps. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 74:134.
Brian Pedersen
Jessica L HowardEarthwatch
Supported by: Earthwatch
Number of Weeks: 8
Brian Pedersen
Jessica L HowardDo forest canopy gaps enhance the stem diameter growth of adjacent overstory trees?
Conference: Ecological Society of America 86th Annual Meeting
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Brian Pedersen
Jessica L HowardSpatial relationships between understory tree growth rates and canopy gaps.
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Brian Pedersen
Erik Ivan JohnsonPreliminary results of a study on the response of diatom communities to a fish hatchery's discharge in the Yellow Breeches Creek, Cumberland County, PA
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences
Supported by: Dickinson College
Candie Wilderman
Erik Ivan JohnsonJohnson, E. I. ('01), and Wilderman, C.C. 2001. Preliminary results of a study on the response of diatom communities to a fish hatchery's discharge in the Yellow Breeches Creek, Cumberland County, PA. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 74:134.
Candie Wilderman
Jaclyn Hellyer JohnstonWilderman, C.C. and Johnston, J. ('01) September, 2001. Analysis of Data Collected by the Coplay Creek Monitoring Group, a Project of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club, 1997-2000. 33 pp.
Candie Wilderman
Nicholas Scott SkowronskiSkowronski, Nicholas S. ('01), and Pedersen, Brian S. 2001. Modeling the future tree community structure of a forest severely effected by deer herbivory. 77th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science, March 30-April 1, 2001; Monroeville PA. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 74:148.
Brian Pedersen
Nicholas Scott SkowronskiModeling the future tree community structure of a forest severely effected by deer herbivory.
Conference: 77th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science, March 30-April 1, 2001; Monroeville PA.
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Brian Pedersen
Angela M WallisExtreme Herbivory by Deer at Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary: Are today's forest canopy gaps the future forest?
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Brian Pedersen

2000

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Christiana Grace BriddellThe Mully Grub: Community Partnerships for Stream Restoration Part 1: A Scientific Assessment of he Impact of Urban Runoff on the Mully Grub and the Letort Spring Run
Conference: Community Studies Center Student Research Colloquium
Supported by: Community Studies Center
Jessica L HowardUnderstanding forest responses to environmental stresses: tree growth in response to slow and fast gaps
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Brian Pedersen
Daniel Evan JannoneA description and history of the Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary Forest (Perry County, Pennsylvania).
Conference: 76th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Brian Pedersen
Daniel Evan JannoneJannone, Daniel E. ('00), and Pedersen, Brian S. 2000. A description and history of the Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary Forest (Perry County, Pennsylvania). 76th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science, April 14-16, 2000; Wyomissing, PA. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 73:161.
Brian Pedersen
Jaclyn Hellyer JohnstonIntegrated Floor Management Techniques in an Orange and Mango Orchard
Conference: Community Studies Center Student Research Colloquium
Supported by: Community Studies Center
Alexis Germain SchoppeThe Open Sky: A Biointensive/Organic Demonstration Mini-Farm at Dickinson College.
Conference: Community Studies Center Student Research Colloquium
Supported by: Community Studies Center
Amy Marie VezinaThe Mully Grub: Community Partnerships for Stream Restoration Part II: The Design & Implementation of a Mitigation Project on the Mully Grub
Conference: Community Studies Center Student Research Colloquium
Supported by: Community Studies Center
Karen Nicole VorheesThe Spatial Distribution of Stream Vulnerability to Acid Deposition in PA and its Relationship to Local Watershed Characteristics, Based on a Decade of Volunteer Monitoring by the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM).
Gregory Robert WalkerWalker, Gregory R. ('00), and Pedersen, Brian S. 2000. A census of White-tailed deer by pellet counting at the Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary (Perry County, PA). 76th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science, April 14-16, 2000; Wyomissing, PA. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 73:183.
Brian Pedersen
Gregory Robert WalkerA census of White-tailed deer by pellet counting at the Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary (Perry County, PA)
Conference: 76th Annual Meeting of the PA Academy of Science
Supported by: Environmental Studies Department
Brian Pedersen

1998

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Karen Nicole VorheesThe Spatial Distribution of Stream Vulnerability to Acid Deposition in PA and its Relationship to Local Watershed Characteristics, Based on a Decade of Volunteer Monitoring by the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)
Conference: Pennsylvania Acidic Deposition Conference

1997

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Stefanie Christine RostiPreliminary results of a study on the distribution and composition of diatom communities along a complex pollution gradient in the Letort Spring Run, Cumberland County, PA
Stefanie Christine RostiPreliminary results of a study on the distribution and composition of diatom communities along a complex pollution gradient in the Letort Spring Run, Cumberland County, PA
Conference: Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences 73rd Annual Meeting
Ann Marie YoachimALLARM: a model for service-learning.
Conference: Northeast Environmental Studies (NEES) program directors' annual meeting
Supported by: ALLARM Program

1991

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Christine Reuss WisnewskiAnalysis of Patterns and Causes of Variation in and Alkalinity Concentrations in Pennsylvania Streams during 1989, using data Collected by the Alliance for Acid Rain Monitoring (ALLARM)

1990

Student NameProjectFaculty/Mentor
Thomas James WisnewskiAnalysis of Patterns and Causes of variation in PH and Alkalinity concentration in Pennsylvania Streams
Supported by: Whitaker Foundation Student Faculty Research Award
Number of Weeks: 8
Candie Wilderman