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Students present research at Biology Honors Thesis Symposium

Senior Ecology & Biodiversity and Biochemistry majors presented research at the Biology Honors Thesis Symposium in conjunction with this year's Scholarship Sewanee. 

 

Symposium talks included:

 

Shelby Meckstroth

The Amelioration of Grazing and Sand Burial Through Physiological Integration by a Clonal Dune Plant

Faculty Adviser Jon Evans (Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Biology)

 

Duncan Pearce

Examining the Relationship between Household Health and Environmental Conditions in Haiti's Central Plateau

Faculty Adviser: Deborah McGrath (Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Biology)

 

Mary Lou Hoffacker

How do rising stream temperatures change interspecific interactions in an Appalachian stream salamander community?

Faculty Adviser: Kristen Cecala (Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Biology)

Additional Collaborators: Shawna Mitchell (Tennessee Aquarium), Josh Ennen (Tennessee Aquarium), Jon Davenport (Southeastern Missouri State University)

 

Benjamin McKenzie

The effects of forest management and microclimate on plethodontid salamander occupancy

Faculty Adviser: Kristen Cecala (Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Biology)

 

Grey Jones

Mercury in Caribbean Cetaceans Caught For Human Consumption

Faculty Adviser: Russell Fielding (Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Earth and Environmental Systems)

 

Paul Sands (McCrady Prize for Best Oral Presentation in Biology)

Characterization of human Huntingtin 513 aggregation and proteotoxicity in C. elegans

Faculty Adviser: Elise Kikis (Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Biology, Program in Biochemistry)