Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Research Projects by CSUR-REU Students in 2011

Research Projects by CSUR-REU Students in 2011

Back Row (L to R): Rolando Rojas, Dede Ainbinder, Tyler Bleeker, Jesse Spitzer, Franklin Elvington.  Front Row (L to R): Sarah Reda, Shampa Panda, Rachel Coffey, Alyssa Beasley, Jessica Kottwitz, Julie Weicheld

Shampa Panda (University of North Carolina at Chapel hill)

Nutrient dynamics and primary productivity in a biomanipulated eutrophic lake.1

Supervisors: Dr. John Wehr and Mr. Steven Dilonardo


Rachael coffey (fordham university)

Ecological and genetic characterization of sunfish nesting at Calder Lake.1,2

Supervisors: Drs. Evon Hekkala and Rose Carlson


franklin elvington (fort valley state university)

Spatial variation and sample effort for Ixodes scapularis nymphs.1

Supervisors: Drs. Thomas Daniels and Richard Falco

dede ainbinder (amherst college)

Feeding ecology of darter fishes: jaw morphology and kinematics.1

Supervisor: Dr. Rose Carlson


Jessica kottwitz (college of new rochelle)

Oviposition preferences of Ochlerotatus japonicus: container size, infusion type and tree holes.1

Supervisors: Drs. Thomas Daniels and Richard Falco


Rolando Rojas (CUNY john jay)

Is biodiversity affected by forest fragmentation? A novel approach.1,3

Supervisors: Drs. Amy Litt and Jim Lewis


Tyler Bleeker (calvin college)

Selection and adaptation on Brassica rapa in a novel environment.1

Supervisors: Mr. Mike Sekor and Dr. Steve Franks


Alyssa beasley (College of new rochelle)

The future of the forest: vegetation change over time and invasive plant species in an urban old-growth forest.

Supervisors: Ms. Jessica Arcate and Dr. Jim Lewis


Jesse Spitzer (SUNY college of environmental science and forestry)

Can variations in leaf-litter inputs induce bottome-up effects in vernal pool food webs?1

Supervisors: Drs. Mike Rubbo and John Wehr


Julie weicheld (millersville university)

Habitat preferences of Iodes scapularis nymphs: edge vs. woodland.1

Supervisors: Drs. Thomas Daniels and Richard Falco


Sara Reda (fordham university)

Assessing Caribbean flamingo habitat use and food availability.1

Supervisors: Drs. Nancy Clum, Alan Clark and John Wehr


1. Funded by the national Science Foundation Grant#1063076 to JDW and JDL
2. Funded in part by a grant from teh Fordham University Environmental Science Department
Funded in part by the New York Botanical Garden (AL)

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