Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence (NSURS)

All presentations take place in Jensen 315 at 4:00 pm EST (unless otherwise noted).


April 4, 2024


Dora Chaison-Lapine: An assessment of eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) condition in Quahog Bay, Maine 


Lee Nix: Effects of abiotic factors on bryophyte abundance in Western North Carolina's spruce-fir forests 



April 15, 2024


Rae Milstead: Rhizobium leguminosarum impacts on growth of Phaseolis lunatus 


Bella Mizzoni: Brewing hope: kombucha bacteria in the fight against antibiotic resistance  


Jeremy Aronson: A correlative analysis between Haemonchus contortus populations in mixed-species grazing 



April 22, 2024


Adam Kluge: Dynamics of bird-window collisions on Warren Wilson College campus  


Fynn Greene: TBA


Kara Holland: TBA



Capstone Carnival

April 29 & 30, 2024 (times and locations TBA)


Grace Zaboski: Characterizing biodiversity of foliar endophytic fungi in sweet birch (Betula lenta) in western NC


Kaia Adams: How soil microbes fit into forest ecosystem dynamics


Teaghan McAllister: Plastic in bird nests increases with proximity to human-impacted areas


Emma Reagan: Remote estrus detection in sows: development of a wearable sensor that accurately predicts estrus