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Ecology Of Estuarine Birds: Differences In Desensitization Of Year-Round And Transient Species, Sarah Thomas May 2021

Ecology Of Estuarine Birds: Differences In Desensitization Of Year-Round And Transient Species, Sarah Thomas

Honors Theses

Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC, USA is considered a “hotspot” for birds, according to the eBird database (eBird, 2020). The park is also visited by approximately 300,000 people, annually (Hobdy, 2019). The causeway at the park is an area of high human and wildlife activity. Here, the differences in desensitization, or lack thereof, of year-round and transient bird species to the stimuli of vehicles and humans were determined. Multiple surveys of the birds at Huntington Beach State Park were conducted from 22nd September, 2019 to 13th June, 2020. Desensitization was quantified by use of a range ...


Terrestrial Soldier Crab (Coenobita Clypeatus, Fabricius 1787) And Cerion Spp. (Röding 1798) Shell Relationship On San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Harley Hunt May 2021

Terrestrial Soldier Crab (Coenobita Clypeatus, Fabricius 1787) And Cerion Spp. (Röding 1798) Shell Relationship On San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Harley Hunt

Biology Theses

The Caribbean terrestrial soldier crab, Coenobita clypeatus(Fabricius 1787), coexist and utilize the shells of numerous species of land and marine gastropods. Soldier crabs rely on gastropod shells for protection as the crabs have a soft abdomen, leaving them vulnerable for predation and desiccation, threatening their survival. This creates a strong pressure to obtain well-fitting shells that provide adequate protection against water loss. Cerion of Röding (1798) shells are one of the most commonly used shells among living colonies of C. clypeatuson San Salvador Island. This study is interested in the frequency of shell use by C. clypeatus crabs ...


Late Pleistocene Rodents From Clark Quarry, A Vertebrate Fossil Locality In Southastern Georgia, Parker Rhinehart May 2021

Late Pleistocene Rodents From Clark Quarry, A Vertebrate Fossil Locality In Southastern Georgia, Parker Rhinehart

Biology Theses

Clark Quarry is a Late Pleistocene fossil locality near Brunswick, GA, United States with a diverse vertebrate fauna. Morphological descriptions of Mammuthus columbi (Columbian Mammoth), snakes, amphibians, and birds from Clark Quarry have previously been completed along with a stable isotope analysis of M. columbi and Bison latifrons (Long-horned Bison) enamel. Herein, the rodent fauna is described using primarily teeth recovered by screen-washing quarry sediment. Nine rodent taxa have been identified, two of which are the extinct species Synaptomys australis (Florida Bog Lemming) and Neochoerus aesopi (Late Pleistocene Capybara). Of the remaining seven taxa, Erethizon dorsatum (North American Porcupine) and ...


Not All Pollinator Gardens Are Created Equally: Determining Factors Pertinent To Improving Pollinator Garden Effectiveness, Travis Watson May 2021

Not All Pollinator Gardens Are Created Equally: Determining Factors Pertinent To Improving Pollinator Garden Effectiveness, Travis Watson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Increasing evidence documenting the decline of insect populations, resulting from increasing human disturbances has resulted in efforts to establish pollinator gardens to provide additional resources for insect populations. However, our understanding of biotic and abiotic garden characteristics important for attracting and sustaining pollinator diversity is limited. Here, we evaluated 17 pollinator gardens to evaluate the effect of five biotic and three abiotic garden characteristics on pollinator species richness, abundance, and proportional representation of four pollinator functional groups. Plant species richness positively influenced pollinator richness and negatively influenced flower visitation. Bombus proportional abundance responded to several variables (distance to vegetation, plant ...


The Biodiversity Of Deadwood-Associated Arthropods In The Southern Appalachian Mountains, Isabelle Ong May 2021

The Biodiversity Of Deadwood-Associated Arthropods In The Southern Appalachian Mountains, Isabelle Ong

Honors Theses

A biodiversity hotspot is a location that has significantly elevated levels of biodiversity including many species found nowhere else, and which is also in danger of losing much of this diversity. By identifying biodiverse regions, conservation efforts can be targeted to those locations where they are likely to have the most beneficial impacts. We looked at deadwood associated arthropods within the Southern Appalachian Mountains to examine centers of biodiversity. Nine logs were sampled, three of which were located in Bankhead National Forest and six were located in the Great Smoky Mountains. Polymerase chain reaction was used to amplify the mitochondrial ...


Binder 090, Hemiuridae Hemiurinae N-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 090, Hemiuridae Hemiurinae N-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Binder 090, Hemiuridae Hemiurinae N-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks].

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 089, Hemiuridae Hemiurinae A-M [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 089, Hemiuridae Hemiurinae A-M [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Binder 089, Hemiuridae Hemiurinae A-M [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks].

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 088, Haplosplanchnidae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 088, Haplosplanchnidae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Binder 088, Haplosplanchnidae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks].

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 087, Haploporidae Q-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 087, Haploporidae Q-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Binder 087, Haploporidae Q-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks].

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 086, Haploporidae J-P [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 086, Haploporidae J-P [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Binder 086, Haploporidae J-P [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks].

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 085, Halpoporidae A-I [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 085, Halpoporidae A-I [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Binder 085, Haploporidae A-I [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks].

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 084, Glyiauchenidae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 084, Glyiauchenidae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Glyiauchenidae A-Z: Binder 084, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 082, Gorgoderidae Phyllodistomum A-L [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 082, Gorgoderidae Phyllodistomum A-L [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Gorgoderidae Phyllodistomum A-L: Binder 082, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 083, Gorgoderidae Phyllodistomum M-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 083, Gorgoderidae Phyllodistomum M-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Gorgoderidae Phyllodistomum M-Z: Binder 083, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 081, Gorgoderidae Ph-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 081, Gorgoderidae Ph-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Gorgoderidae Ph-Z: Binder 081, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 080, Gorgoderidae H-Pl [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 080, Gorgoderidae H-Pl [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Gorgoderidae H-Pl: Binder 080, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 079, Gogorderidae B-G [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 079, Gogorderidae B-G [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Gorgoderidae B-G: Binder 079, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 078, Gorgoderidae A [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 078, Gorgoderidae A [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Gorgoderidae A: Binder 078, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 077, Fellodistomatidae Monodhelminthinae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 077, Fellodistomatidae Monodhelminthinae A-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fellodistomatidae Monodhelminthinae A-Z: Binder 077, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 076, Fellodostomatidae Q-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 076, Fellodostomatidae Q-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fellodistomatidae Q-Z: Binder 076, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 075, Fellodistomatidae P [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 075, Fellodistomatidae P [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fellodistomatidae P: Binder 075, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 074, Fellodistomatidae M-O [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 074, Fellodistomatidae M-O [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fellodistomatidae M-O: Binder 074, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 073, Fellodistomatidae F-L [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 073, Fellodistomatidae F-L [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fellodistomatidae F-L: Binder 073, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 072, Fellodistomatidae A-E [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 072, Fellodistomatidae A-E [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fellodistomatidae A-E: Binder 072, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 071, Fasciolidae M-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 071, Fasciolidae M-Z [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fasciolidae, M-Z: Binder 071, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Binder 070, Fasciolidae A-L [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology Apr 2021

Binder 070, Fasciolidae A-L [Trematoda Taxon Notebooks], Harold W. Manter Laboratory Of Parasitology

Trematoda Taxon Notebooks

Abstract

Fasciolidae A-L: Binder 070, Trematoda Taxon Notebooks.

Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Created between 1960 and 1990.


Investigating The Relationship Between Power Plant Type And Regional Climate, Christian Cline '23, Sarah Wheeler '23, Sanjana Nekkanti '23 Apr 2021

Investigating The Relationship Between Power Plant Type And Regional Climate, Christian Cline '23, Sarah Wheeler '23, Sanjana Nekkanti '23

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

Climate change (UNSDG Goal 13) is one of the most pressing issues of our lifetime. Though recent years have given the world hope for the Earth’s future, we still rely on fossil fuels to produce a vast majority of our energy. Power plants, the “creator” of said energy, are found around the world, everywhere from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. However, there are multiple types of power plants each of which leave different effects on the environment. At the same time, the world has wildly different climates. The cold winters of Northern Canada could not be more different than the tropical ...


A Study Of Old Field Succession At The Center For Environmental Education And Research (Ceer), Noah Vincent Apr 2021

A Study Of Old Field Succession At The Center For Environmental Education And Research (Ceer), Noah Vincent

Senior Scholars Day

Using the successional plots located at the Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER), the species composition and distribution of woody plant species were determined for four of these plots. Old field succession has large implications conservation considering how much land is used by humans for agricultural practice. Invasive species are also a growing threat to conservation, particularly in early successional environments, such as old fields, that allow them to have a foothold to grow. How these invasives impact native populations and the trajectory of succession is critical to conserving biodiversity of native organisms. Understanding how species abundance and distribution ...


208— Describing Genetic Diversity In A Non-Native Ant-Mimicking Spider, Cassidy Mills, Jennifer L. Apple Apr 2021

208— Describing Genetic Diversity In A Non-Native Ant-Mimicking Spider, Cassidy Mills, Jennifer L. Apple

GREAT Day

The ant-mimicking spider Myrmarachne formicaria (Salticidae) is a species native to Eurasia and was first identified in North America in 2001. It has since been found in many locations in the Northeast including western New York, western Pennsylvania, northeastern Ohio, and southern Ontario. Little is known about its introduction to North America and how it has dispersed since. By characterizing the mitochondrial genetic diversity of this species, we can learn about its introduction history and dispersal patterns in North America. Sequencing of a 600-bp mitochondrial DNA gene region spanning the 16s rRNA, leucine tRNA, and part of the ND1 gene ...


Decline In Amphibian Health In Local Stream, Elyse Vetter, Elise Dearment, Colton Russell, Audrey Fontes, Lee Kats Apr 2021

Decline In Amphibian Health In Local Stream, Elyse Vetter, Elise Dearment, Colton Russell, Audrey Fontes, Lee Kats

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

Many local streams of the Santa Monica Mountains are populated by the native California Newt, Taricha torosa, a species of special concern. Arroyo Sequit is one of these streams, the upper and lower portions of which are split by a culvert and the Mulholland Highway. This stream and the surrounding areas burned during the Woolsey fire of 2018. Since the fire, construction has been ongoing in and around the stream. Two years post-fire (during the summer of 2020) significantly more newts were found in the stream than years prior. A large proportion of these newts were unhealthy in appearance, presenting ...