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Stream Sediment Monitoring In Morehead Kentucky, Kristopher Krolikowski, Jen O'Keefe Jul 2021

Stream Sediment Monitoring In Morehead Kentucky, Kristopher Krolikowski, Jen O'Keefe

2021 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Oral Presentations

Sediment loads in stream systems play a big role in how overall runoff behaves. Streams naturally transport sediment at various ratios depending on precipitation. When vegetation is removed in upstream environments, sediment loads on streams increase. Sudden increases of sediments in streams can cause many issues, such as flooding or stream re-direction. In Morehead, KY, large-scale logging operations on the ridge above Knapp Avenue and on the ridge above the north end of Allen Avenue have caused increased sediment load in a small stream called Oxley Branch. This stream flows south parallel to Knapp Avenue and along the eastern property ...


Subtidal Seaweed And Eelgrass Monitoring Photographs 2020, David M. Burdick, Gregg E. Moore Apr 2021

Subtidal Seaweed And Eelgrass Monitoring Photographs 2020, David M. Burdick, Gregg E. Moore

Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Records of photographs of subtidal seaweed and eelgrass sampling plots for cover (50 by 50 cm) collected by Jackson Estuarine Laboratory research staff in 2020.


Photographs Of Seaweeds In Intertidal Monitoring Plots, 2020, David M. Burdick, Gregg Moore Apr 2021

Photographs Of Seaweeds In Intertidal Monitoring Plots, 2020, David M. Burdick, Gregg Moore

Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Records of photographs of intertidal seaweed sampling plots for cover (50 by 50 cm) and biomass (25 by 25 cm) collected by Jackson Estuarine Laboratory research staff in 2020.


Domestic Violence In The World Of Athletics, Abbigayle L. Gesler Apr 2021

Domestic Violence In The World Of Athletics, Abbigayle L. Gesler

ONU Student Research Colloquium

There is an ongoing debate whether athletics is linked to domestic violence in professional athletes or individuals who were athletes for a long period of time. The purpose of this research is to see if being an athlete leads to domestic violence, and if so, to find ways to decrease the numbers. Professional athletes with a history of domestic violence will be researched and this could help determine if there is a link between the two. To get an idea on aggression levels in athletes, the Buss & Perry Survey was sent out via email to all Ohio Northern students, athletes ...


Lichen Delimitation Within The Collemataceae Family, Catherine Austin Apr 2021

Lichen Delimitation Within The Collemataceae Family, Catherine Austin

Undergraduate Research Competition

Lichens are composed of fungal and algal or cyanobacterial components that participate in a mutualistic relationship. Recently, lichen-associated bacterial microbiomes have also been discovered to play a role in this relationship. Gathering information concerning lichen evolutionary relationships can bring more clarity to how lichens have evolved to be better equipped to house these bacterial communities. Specifically, this study aims to understand the evolutionary relationship between lichen species within different genera of the Collemataceae family. Broadening the taxa being studied from the Kosuthova et al. 2020 study to 20 total lichen species within the Collemataceae family, allows for a phylogenetic approach ...


Use Of Ultrasounds And Cystotomies In Diagnosing And Resolving Bladder Stones, Kirsten Cline Apr 2021

Use Of Ultrasounds And Cystotomies In Diagnosing And Resolving Bladder Stones, Kirsten Cline

Biology Presentations

The use of ultrasounds are the most safe and effective way to detect bladder stones. Bladder stones are easy to detect with acoustic shadowing, a white bright twinkle effect, and heaviness. Cystotomies are one of the most common procedures to solve bladder stones with one of the lowest mortality and morbidity rates. Kiara, a one year old feline presented with UTI symptoms and was diagnosed with bladder stones. An ultrasound was used and a cystotomy was performed.


Research Proposal: Clarifying Any Interactions Between Cytoskeletal Proteins And The Aminopeptidase Pam-1, Alexis Ayala Apr 2021

Research Proposal: Clarifying Any Interactions Between Cytoskeletal Proteins And The Aminopeptidase Pam-1, Alexis Ayala

Biology Presentations

Caenorhabditis elegans is a transparent roundworm that functions as an ideal model organism for studying the complex processes that occur during embryonic cell division. The cell division process is comprised of distinct phases that ensure the development of a healthy and robust embryo. The cytokinesis phase is characterized by the formation of a contractile ring near the middle of the embryo. When this contractile ring constricts, the embryo can effectively divide into two cells. Recent work in the Lyczak laboratory has focused on better understanding how the aminopeptidase PAM-1 works in conjunction with cytoskeletal proteins to regulate the actomyosin cytoskeleton ...


Investigating The Effect Of The Wee-1.3 And Pam-1 Mutations On Meiosis After The Fertilization Of Oocytes In C. Elegans, Sophie Lear, Alex Bender Apr 2021

Investigating The Effect Of The Wee-1.3 And Pam-1 Mutations On Meiosis After The Fertilization Of Oocytes In C. Elegans, Sophie Lear, Alex Bender

Biology Presentations

Currently, we are working with two genes: pam-1, which functions in the asymmetric division in meiosis and corresponding polarity, and wee-1.3, which functions in oocyte maturation. The mutation pam-1 is known to disturb embryo viability and reduces the hatch rate to 2% in the worms. However, a rescue mutation, wee-1.3, is known to bring the hatch rate up to 42% because polarity and asymmetry defects are suppressed. From previous research we know that during meiosis, the pam-1 mutation results in meiotic exit delays and other mutant phenotypes such as failure of meiosis II. Currently, we are imaging and ...


Exploration Of The Food Forest Outreach Team, Victoria Bearden Apr 2021

Exploration Of The Food Forest Outreach Team, Victoria Bearden

Environmental Studies Presentations

At Whittaker Environmental Research Station, the first iteration of the Ursinus Food Forest was planted in 2019. The Ursinus Food Forest includes over 15 species of edible species and embraces lessons in urban agriculture, urban forestry, and agroforestry. The site has now been planted for over a year, and is monitored by Dr. Patrick Hurley, student researchers, and Ursinus facilities. There are two separate student research teams involved with the food forest, one focusing on stewardship of the site and the other focusing on outreach for the site. The goal of the outreach team is to build a community around ...


Impact Analysis On The Invasive Oriental Weather Loach (Misgurnus Anguillicaudatus) In The Grant Creek And Prairie Creek Watersheds At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Adam Vanhaitsma Apr 2021

Impact Analysis On The Invasive Oriental Weather Loach (Misgurnus Anguillicaudatus) In The Grant Creek And Prairie Creek Watersheds At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Adam Vanhaitsma

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Presentation Location: Weber Center, Room 101

Abstract

In 2014, the invasive Oriental weather loach was found in the Prairie Creek wetland at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. While little is known about the Oriental weather loach and its impact on freshwater ecosystems it has become a widespread invasive species. Being the first to investigate the impact of the Oriental weather loach on the Grant Creek and Prairie Creek watersheds at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, we set traps for specimens from early June till late July in both watersheds. Each loach that was caught was euthanized and dissected in order to understand ...


The Perceived Differences In Employee Engagement Through Multiple Generations In The Workplace: An Hr Perspective, Ashley Dawson, Tammy Brown Apr 2021

The Perceived Differences In Employee Engagement Through Multiple Generations In The Workplace: An Hr Perspective, Ashley Dawson, Tammy Brown

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Theoretical Proposal


Synthesis Of A Material For The Sensitive And Selective Sorption Of Perfluorooctanoic Acid, Alicia Loucks, Stephen Hobson Apr 2021

Synthesis Of A Material For The Sensitive And Selective Sorption Of Perfluorooctanoic Acid, Alicia Loucks, Stephen Hobson

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Surveys Of Bees At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie With Special Focus On The Possible Presence Of A Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Populations, Nicole Dede Apr 2021

Surveys Of Bees At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie With Special Focus On The Possible Presence Of A Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Populations, Nicole Dede

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Native bees are one of the most diverse and important groups of pollinators in many ecosystems. However, pollinators are declining around the world and bumble bees (Bombus sp.) have been significantly affected. Prairie grasslands like those at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (Wilmington, IL) are likely prime locations for many species of bees due to rich and consistent floral resources. An important example is the rusty patched bumble bee, B. affinis, which was found at Midewin in 2018. B. affinis is federally listed as a critically endangered species that has experienced a 90% range reduction since 2000. This study is meant ...


Changes To The Elevational Distribution Of Craugastor Podiciferus In A Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Tanner Senti, Dakotah Henn, Derek W. Rosenberger Apr 2021

Changes To The Elevational Distribution Of Craugastor Podiciferus In A Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Tanner Senti, Dakotah Henn, Derek W. Rosenberger

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Presentation Location: Warming House, Olivet Nazarene University

Abstract

While a warming climate is responsible for many animal ranges shifting to higher latitudes and elevations, species will be affected in different ways. High elevation species in the tropics are particularly at risk due to shrinking habitat on mountain tops. Craugastor podiciferus is a cryptic species of flesh-bellied frog native to the Talamanca mountain ranges of Costa Rica and Panama. These frogs inhabit montane cloud forests at an elevational range of 1,090 - 2650 meters. However, they are poorly understood and little is known about the natural history of this species. To ...


The Characterization Of The Microbiome For The Northern Two-Lined Salamander (Eurycea Bislineata) And Its Ecological Interactions With The Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis, Kristen Enns, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

The Characterization Of The Microbiome For The Northern Two-Lined Salamander (Eurycea Bislineata) And Its Ecological Interactions With The Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis, Kristen Enns, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


The Cutaneous Microbiomes Of Appalachian Salamanders And Their Role As An Innate Defense Against The Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis​, Miranda Sheridan, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

The Cutaneous Microbiomes Of Appalachian Salamanders And Their Role As An Innate Defense Against The Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis​, Miranda Sheridan, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Microbial Assemblages In Relation To Host And Environmental Surroundings, Mark Fischer, Gabriel Hooper, Kyle J. Harris, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

Microbial Assemblages In Relation To Host And Environmental Surroundings, Mark Fischer, Gabriel Hooper, Kyle J. Harris, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Amphibian Skin Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis Surveillance In Ecuador, Kristen Enns, Connor Chapman, Jaden Seman, Kyle J. Harris, Sheryl Welfel, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

Amphibian Skin Pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis Surveillance In Ecuador, Kristen Enns, Connor Chapman, Jaden Seman, Kyle J. Harris, Sheryl Welfel, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Theoretical Proposal


The Cutaneous Microbiome Of The Red-Spotted Newt And Its Role As Defense Against Fungal Pathogens, Mikaela Radka, Nicholas Swiader, Lillianne Bartone, Joseph Bierbaum, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

The Cutaneous Microbiome Of The Red-Spotted Newt And Its Role As Defense Against Fungal Pathogens, Mikaela Radka, Nicholas Swiader, Lillianne Bartone, Joseph Bierbaum, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Theoretical Proposal


Systematics Of Desmognathus Monticola, Luke Ludwig, Mary Grace Blalack, Hannah Kelley, Paul W. Sattler, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

Systematics Of Desmognathus Monticola, Luke Ludwig, Mary Grace Blalack, Hannah Kelley, Paul W. Sattler, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Characterization Of Peroxidases From Zucchini And Squash Skin And Their Potential Use In Bioremediation, Christina Hardin, Taylor Villani, Kalie Nuss, Alexa Deckert, Gregory Raner Apr 2021

Characterization Of Peroxidases From Zucchini And Squash Skin And Their Potential Use In Bioremediation, Christina Hardin, Taylor Villani, Kalie Nuss, Alexa Deckert, Gregory Raner

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Investigating The Link Between Ph Regulation And Membrane Trafficking In Cryptococcus Neoformans, Allyson Hardin, Michael S. Price Apr 2021

Investigating The Link Between Ph Regulation And Membrane Trafficking In Cryptococcus Neoformans, Allyson Hardin, Michael S. Price

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Flow Cytometry Analysis Of A Jc-1 Assay In Isolated Mitochondria, Olivia Echols, Abigail Solitro Apr 2021

Flow Cytometry Analysis Of A Jc-1 Assay In Isolated Mitochondria, Olivia Echols, Abigail Solitro

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Investigation Of Individual Pesticide Toxicity In Relation To Y-Glutamyl-Transferase Production, Jessica Welty, Isaac Dotson, Amelia Wickham, Kyle J. Harris, Abigail Solitro Apr 2021

Investigation Of Individual Pesticide Toxicity In Relation To Y-Glutamyl-Transferase Production, Jessica Welty, Isaac Dotson, Amelia Wickham, Kyle J. Harris, Abigail Solitro

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Genetics Of An Isolated Population Of Plethodon Hubrichti, Alexis Anello, Julia Hoopman, Geneva Fleischer, Paul W. Sattler, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

Genetics Of An Isolated Population Of Plethodon Hubrichti, Alexis Anello, Julia Hoopman, Geneva Fleischer, Paul W. Sattler, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Microbiome Characterization Of The Cave Salamander As Potential Defense Against Emerging Infectious Diseases, Jenna Stuck, Mckenzie Perkins, Olivia Beiler, Elizabeth Wymbs, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

Microbiome Characterization Of The Cave Salamander As Potential Defense Against Emerging Infectious Diseases, Jenna Stuck, Mckenzie Perkins, Olivia Beiler, Elizabeth Wymbs, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


The Effects Of Rainfall On Presences Of Giardia Lamblia And Cryptosporidium In Local Water Sources, Lauren Western, Alan L. Gillen Apr 2021

The Effects Of Rainfall On Presences Of Giardia Lamblia And Cryptosporidium In Local Water Sources, Lauren Western, Alan L. Gillen

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Locations Of Mafb Genes In Mice Genome, Joshua Sparks, Gary D. Isaacs, Michael S. Price Apr 2021

Locations Of Mafb Genes In Mice Genome, Joshua Sparks, Gary D. Isaacs, Michael S. Price

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Investigating Antimicrobial Chemicals Released From Amphibian Eggs, Connor Chapman, Abigail Piddock, Christian Sorensen, Cara Arrasmith, Ashton Young, Alexandria Hannah, Ashley Warren, Kyle J. Harris, Matthew Becker Apr 2021

Investigating Antimicrobial Chemicals Released From Amphibian Eggs, Connor Chapman, Abigail Piddock, Christian Sorensen, Cara Arrasmith, Ashton Young, Alexandria Hannah, Ashley Warren, Kyle J. Harris, Matthew Becker

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic


Understanding The Chemical Mechanism Involved With A Peroxidase Enzyme Isolated From The Seeds Of Multiple Pepper Species, Mason Wolk, Myles Robison, Christi Fertich, Andrew Perry, Gregory Raner Apr 2021

Understanding The Chemical Mechanism Involved With A Peroxidase Enzyme Isolated From The Seeds Of Multiple Pepper Species, Mason Wolk, Myles Robison, Christi Fertich, Andrew Perry, Gregory Raner

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Basic