Past CSUR-REU Research

CSUR-REU 2015

Undergraduates of CSUR at Calder Center

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  • Rachelle Cariño Saint Francis College: The efficacy of catnip oil as a botanic tick repellent (Advisor: Dr Tom Daniels, Dr Rich Falco)
  • Madeliene Chura Temple University: Mosquito diversity in tree holes in southern New York State (Advisor: Dr Tom Daniels, Dr Rich Falco)
  • Arianna M. Collins Temple University: Characterizing floral traits and pollinator preference in a Penstemon digitalis population (Advisor: Dr Steve Franks)
  • Ariana Dionisio Western Washington University: Testing the light:nutrient hypothesis in stream periphyton: Do canopy cover and nutrient availability alter C:N:P? (Advisor: Dr John Wehr)
  • Elizabeth Eisenhardt Fordham University: Reevaluating the taxonomic validity of two Eastern Chipmunk subspecies (Tamias striatus fisheri and Tamias striatus lysteri) (Advisor: Dr Evon Hekkala)
  • Giselle Herrera Florida State University: Molecular ecology of coyotes in the New York metropolitan area (Advisor: Dr Jason Munshi-South)
  • Emily Pinckney Humboldt State University: Increased salinity and nutrient effects on phytoplankton in a suburban lake (Advisor: Dr John Wehr, Steve Dilonardo)
  • Jenniffer Riley Winston-Salem State University: Can you hear me now? Using ultrasonic vocalizations to explore the natural history of New York City bats (Advisor: Dr Alan Clark)
  • Jack Turner Fordham University: The effects of extreme precipitation on soil biogeochemistry in the riparian zone of low order watersheds (Advisor: Dr Jim Lewis)
  • Anthony Zhao University of Maryland College Park: Species diversity and community structure of carrion beetles along an urban-to-rural gradient in the New York City metropolitan area (Advisor: Dr Jason Munshi-South)

CSUR-REU 2014

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    • Patrick Alford Fordham University: Cryptic sucker species of the Northeast (Advisor: Dr Evon Hekkala)
    • Alyssa Ammazzalorso Fordham University: To beat or not to beat a tick (Advisor: Dr Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis)
    • Colette Berg Fordham University: Baseline field work and Rosedale outreach (Advisors: Dr Steve Franks, Dr Jenn Weber)
    • Megan Bishop Humboldt State University: Variation in flower types in Clasping Venus Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata) (Advisors: Dr Steve Franks, Dr Jenn Weber)
    • Jodie Crose Oklahoma State University: Pollen limitation in Prenstemon digitalis (Advisors: Dr Steve Franks, Dr Jenn Weber)
    • Nadeen Matari Fordham University: Adaptive and innate immunogenic variation in an endangerd species, the Black Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) (Advisors: Dr James Lewis, Dr Beatriz Perez-Sweeney)

                        CSUR-REU 2013

                        CSUR 2013 Group Photo

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                        • Rachel Betts Centre College: The effect of relocation on movement patterns and home range of Eastern Box Turtles (Advisors: Dr Alan Clark, Dr Michael Rubbo)
                        • Patricia Bohls Hiram College: Genetic testing of the taxonomic validity of two subspecies of the Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) (Advisor: Dr Evon Hekkala)
                        • Sabrina Ferrara Stonehill College: Project Mosquito Runway: Which ovitrap design will win? (Advisors: Dr Tom Daniels, Dr Richard Falco)
                        • Erica Gaeta Humboldt State University: Filling in the gaps: plant establishment after Hurricane Sandy in an urban old-growth forest Advisor: Dr Jim Lewis)
                        • Kevin Lee Vassar College: Variations in flower sex: pollen limitation and reproductive ecology of Penstemon digitalis (Advisor: Steve Franks)
                        • Evan Miller Moorhouse College: Ecological factors influencing nesting and hybridization among sympatric sunfish species in an isolated lake (Advisor: Dr Evon Hekkala)
                        • Victoria Monreal Western Washington University: Invasive leaf litter effects on mosquito abundance and oviposition (Advisor: Dr Michael Rubbo)
                        • Diana Morales CUNY Lehman College: A Tale of Two Lakes: The effect of macrophytes on algal blooms in Calder Lake vs. North Lake (Advisors: Dr John Wehr, Steve DiLonardo)
                        • Leslie Ota Fordham University: Avian perception: Mist-net visibility in a flight tunnel (Advisor: Dr Alan Clark)
                        • Kimberly Proenca Juniata College: Understanding freshwater brown algae using molecular and culture based methods (Advisors: Dr John Wehr, Dr Ken Karol)

                        CSUR-REU 2012

                        CSUR 2012 Group Photo

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                        • Kyle Clonan Fordham University: The role of dormancy and germination cues in the adaptation of Brassica rapa to a novel environment (Advisors: Dr Steve Franks)
                        • Megan Henriquez Fordham University: The effects of relocation on the home ranges of Box Turtles (Advisors: Dr Alan Clark, Dr Michael Rubbo)
                        • Brandon Klein Fordham University: Feeding kinematics of darter fishes (Percidae): Effect of the premaxillary frenum (Advisor: Dr Rose Carlson)
                        • Michelle Mathios Fordham University: Bats in the Bronx: Using acoustic data to identify bat species (Advisor: Dr Alan Clark)
                        • Jenna Petronglo Fordham University: And then there were none: Where are all the ticks this year? (Advisors: Dr Thomas Daniels, Dr Richard Falco)

                        CSUR-REU 2011

                        CSUR 2011 Group Picture

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                        • Dede Ainbinder Amherst College: Feeding ecology of darter fishes: jaw morphology and kinematics (Advisor: Dr Rose Carlson)
                        • 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 (Advisors: Dr Jim Lewis, Jessica Arcate)
                        • Tyler Bleeker Calvin College: Selection and adaptation on Brassica rapa in a novel environment (Advisor Dr Steve Franks)
                        • Rachael Coffey Fordham University: Ecological and genetic characterization of sunfish nesting at Calder Lake (Advisors: Dr Evon Hekkala, Dr Rose Carlson)
                        • Franklin Elvington Fort Valley State University: Spatial variation and sample effort for Ixodes scapularis nymphs (Advisors: Dr Thomas Daniels, Dr Richard Falco)
                        • Jessica Kottwitz College of New Rochelle: Oviposition preferences of Ochlerotatus japonicus: container size, infusion type and tree holes (Advisors: Dr Thomas Daniels, Dr Richard Falco)
                        • Shampa Panda University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Nutrient dynamics and primary productivity in a biomanipulated eutrophic lake (Advisors: Dr John Wehr, Steven Dilonardo)
                        • Sara Reda Fordham University: Assessing Caribbean flamingo habitat use and food availability (Advisors: Dr Nancy Clum, Dr Alan Clark, Dr John Wehr)
                        • Rolando Rojas CUNY John Jay: Is biodiversity affected by forest fragmentation? A novel approach (Advisors: Dr Amy Litt, 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? (Advisors: Dr Mike Rubbo, Dr John Wehr)
                        • Julie Weicheld Millersville University: Habitat preferences of Ixodes scapularis nymphs: edge vs. woodland (Advisors: Dr Thomas Daniels, Dr Richard Falco)