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Summer 2017 REU Projects

Peter Grap, University of Mary Washington, Mentor: Dr. Sherry Harrel. Spring and Habitat influence on Fish Communities in the Buck Creek System, KY.

Julia Portmann, Washington College, Mentor: Dr. Michael Bradley. Visitor perception of white nose syndrome management in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Peyton Blair, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Mentor: Dr. Stephen Richter. Effect of cicada emergence on Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) density in the Koomer Ridge Campground, Kentucky.

Hannah Carter, Berea College, Mentor: Dr. Valerie Peters. Influence of reclaimed surface mine landscape on pollinating bee - plant network in southeastern Kentucky.

Rachel Miller, University of Pikeville, Mentor: Dr. David Brown. Hemlock Forests and the effects of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

Kelley Hoefer, EKU, Mentor: Dr. Kelly Watson. How remotely sensed data can be used to study the effects of environmental gradients on organisms: a case study.

Sarah Ashbrook, Erskine College, Mentor: Dr. Luke Dodd. Effects of human presence on mesopredators of Central Appalachia.

Jacob Peters, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mentor: Dr. Jen Koslow. Influences on the presence of invasive plant species within old growth of Lilley Cornett Woods, Kentucky.

Jocelyn Stalker, Furman University, Mentor: Dr. David Brown. Distance modeling of avian species in Lilley Cornett Woods, Kentucky.

Myesha James, Central State University, Mentor: Dr. Stephen Richter. Leaf litter decomposition in the headwater streams of Lilley Cornett Woods

Cassy Elmore, Lincoln County Middle School & Brittnie Wilson, Madison Central High School, Mentor: Dr. Melinda Wilder. Insects in the Classroom.

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