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Summer 2018 REU Projects

Taylor Brown, Eastern Connecticut State University, Mentor: Dr. Sherry Harrel. Comparison of Stream Fish Diversity and Habitat Quality Among Restored Reaches at East Fork Indian Creek, Menifee, KY.

Kevin Faccenda, Millersville University, Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Koslow. Quantifying Changes in Herb Layer Diversity as Microstegium vimineum Invades an Old Growth Forest in Eastern Kentucky.

Emily Jones, Eastern Kentucky University, Mentor: Dr. Stephen Richter. The influence of Salamanders on Leaf Litter Decompsition Rate in Headwater Streams of Lilley Cornett Woods, an Old Growth Forest. 

Sarah Sheehan, Mary Baldwin University, Mentor: Dr. Luke Dodd. Estimating Mammalian Diversity Along Trails in Relation to Old Growth Using Camera Traps.

Isabel Hildesheim, Roanoke College, Mentor: Dr. David Brown. The Effects of Wetlands and Patch Size on the Richness and Abundance of Early-Successional Birds.

Ston Coles, University of South Carolina, Mentor: Dr. Kelly Watson. Bat Drinking Activity At Ridgetop Wetlands in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Cody Beavers, Dalton State College, Mentor: Dr. Amy Braccia. Macroinvertebrate Flux Between Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems in a Disturbed Headwater Stream in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Pavlina Slezak, Occidental College, Mentor: Dr. David Brown. Variation in Bird Foraging Behavior and Abundance Between Hemlock Forested Sites Treated and Untreated for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

Selsey Stribling, Eastern Kentucky University, Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Malzone. Modeling the Groundwater Properties of an Isolated Ridgetop Wetland.

Gage Shepard, Southern Illinois University, Mentors: John Haste (Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources), and Dr. Charles Elliott. Estimating Black Bear Occupancy at Jellico Mountain Using Baited Camera Traps.

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