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Papers from 2017

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Influence of Salinity Levels on Growth and Gas Exchange in Tomato Plants (Solanum lycopersicum), Kelly Pan

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Glucose and Saccharin Increase Aging Rate and Shorten Lifespan of C. elegans, Ariela Papp

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White Blood Cell Counts and Testosterone in Different Bird Species Collected at the BFEC, Hannah Paterakis

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Examining the Relationship Between Soil Respiration and Temperature in Cool Temperate Deciduous Forest and Evergreen Forests During Ecosystem Transition out of Dormancy, Cameron Peters

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Effects of Sodium Benzoate Preservative and Temperature on E. coli W3110, Nicolette Peters

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Distribution and Richness of Crop Wild Relatives in the New World, Rhys Pinder

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New World Bryophytes: Latitudinal Patterns of Species Richness and Range Size, Carter Powell

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Expression of COP1-Like Gene (Pp3c5_26150) in Physcomitrella patens in Response to Varied Light Conditions, Peter E. Reinhart

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Changes in Boldness of Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish When Under Predation Threat, Christopher Rutter

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Effects of Starvation on Environmental Choice and Reproduction Frequency of Planaria turbelleria, John Scandale

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Effects of Light and Nitrogen on Hydrogen Cyanide Concentration in Sorghum bicolor, Katrina Simchick

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Elements of Avian Stress in Gambier Ohio: Chronic (H/L Ratio) vs Immediate (Corticosterone Quantity), Sasha Smerekanych

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Impact of NaCl on the Growth of Bacteria in Soil, Cianna Springer

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The Effects of Cryptochrome and Phytochrome Knockouts in Arabidopsis thaliana, Jo Stanley

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The Effects of Soil Nitrogen Concentration on Cyanide Production in Sorghum, Esei Teclemariam

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The Effect of Sodium Benzoate and Temperature on Growth of Escherichia coli (E. coli), Peyton Thomas

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The Effect of Grouping by Size on Aggressive Behavior in Gambusia, Madison Thompson

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Evaluating the Effect of Increased Salinity Due to Road Salt Application on Tomato Plants (Solanum lycopersicum), Kristin Toms

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Comparing Variability of Soil Respiration Within and Between Three Non-Agricultural Sites in the Kokosing River Valley of Central Ohio, Julia Unangst

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The Effects of Seasonal Temperature Change and Biological Diversity on Carbon Cycling in a Cool Temperate Deciduous Forest Environment, Jennie VanMeter

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Effects of Day Length and Temperature on Sexual Reproduction in Sphagnum compactum and Sphagnum strictum, Nicholas Vitale

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Avian Age's Relationship to Leukocyte Count of Birds in Central Ohio, Herbert Wakefield IV

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The Evolutionary Advantages of Being Nice: A Look at Aggressive Tendencies Between Sialia sialis and Tachycineta bicolor, Akasha Walker

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The Effect of Dopamine Hydrochloride Exposure on Locomotion in Caenorhabditis elegans, Sophie Weir

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The Role of Salicylic Acid in Defense Against Salt Stress in Second year Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolta), Hannah Wendlandt

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Effects of Nitrogen Levels on Resource Allocation in Garlic Mustard, Grace Winslow

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The Effect of Environmental Conditions on Gambusia affinis Proximity, Haley Witschey

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The Effect of Salinity on Mutant Arabidopsis thaliana, Erintrude Wrona

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Saccharin and Glucose Accelerate Aging and Shorten Lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans, Weichen Zhao

Papers from 2016

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Determining the Antibiotic Effects of Cinnamomum verum and Syzgium aromaticum on the Bacteria Model, Escherichia coli, Diana G. Aboubakare

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The Effect of Nutritional Value on Food Choice of Pogonomyrmex barbatus, Gabrielle Acuña

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The Effect of Differing Concentrations of the Stress Hormones Epinephrine and Cortisol on the Growth of Escherichia coli, Becca Allen

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The Effects of Chronic Ethanol Exposure on Phagocytosis in Tetrahymena pyriformis, Carolina Andrade

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The Behavioral Effects of Caffeine on Procambarus clarkii, Marysol Arce

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The Effect of Pesticides on the Acetyolcholine Receptor in the Manduca sexta, Ifeoma Archimalo

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Effect of Nutritional Changes on Metabolic Rate in Manduca sexta, Rachel Arens

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Independent Project, Margie Athol

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Pogonomyrmex barbatus Food Preference Based on Nutritional Value, Alan Brennan

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Antimicrobial Activities of Grounded Cinnamon and Clove against Escherichia Coli, Benjamin Canniff

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Bacterial and Fungal Resistance to Diphenylamine in Red Delicious Malus domestica, Sryia Chadalavada

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The Antimicrobial Effects of Flavoring Extracts on Gut Bacteria - Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus acidophilus, Clare Chou

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The Effect of Varying Concentrations of Cortisol and Epinephrine on the Growth Rate of Escherichia coli, Esme R. Cole

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The Affect of the Chemical Defense Metabolite, Nicotine, on the Mass and Metabolic Rate of Manduca sexta (Tobacco Hornworm), Alexander Comerci

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Assessing the Water Quality of the Kokosing River by Diatom Diversit and Morphological Abnormalities, Eian Connolly

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Effect of Differential Spacing on Pinus strobus Growth, Johnathan Cooper

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Effects of Soil pH and Competition on Alliaria petiolata, Ellen Corcoran

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The Effects of Depressant and Stimulant Drugs on the Regeneration Development of Dugesia tigrina (Brown Planarian) After Vertical Cuts, Caleb Couvertier

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The Effects of Increased Salinity Levels on Growth and Gas Exchange in Soybeans, Glycine max, Caroline Daugherty

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The Behavioral and Lethal Effects of Caffeine on Procambarus clarkii, Lane Davis

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Habituation Response in Dugesia doroteocephala After Exposure to Magnesium L-threonate, Ren DeBrosse

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Effect of 5-Hydroxytryptamine on Vacuole Formation in Tetrahymena pyriformis, Olivia A. DePalo

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Slime Mold (Physaurm polycephalum) Ability to Find Glucose When Different Avoidance Extracts (Walnut, Wild Onion, Garlic Mustard) Were Present, Benjamin Erjavac

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Antimicrobial Activities of Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) oil on Staphylococcus epidermidis In Vivo, Mia Fox

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The Effects of Celastrol on the Locomotive Function of Drosophila melanogaster with Rotenone-Induced Parkinson's-like Symptoms, Anna Gomez

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The Effect of Maltose, Sucrose, and Lactose on Beta Galactosidase Specific Activity in Escherichia coli, Megan Gothard

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The Effect of Cation Substitution on Halobacterium salinarum, Jessie Griffith

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The Antimicrobial Effects of Flavoring Extracts on Gut Bacteria - Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus acidophilus, Alexandra Hall

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Increased Protein's Effect on Body Mass, Fat Levels, Midgut Size, and Food Consumption Rates - A Study Using Manduca sexta, Quinn Harrigan

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Effects of Salt Stress on Manduca sexta Growth and Metabolic Rate, Elizabeth M. Hoover

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The Effect of Conspecifics and Kairomones on Predation Avoidance of Rana clamitans melanota, Michael Itschner II

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The Effects of Dopamine and Serotonin on the Growth Rate of Manduca sexta Through Oral and Injection Administration, Woo Jeon

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Effect of Competition and Soil pH on Growth and Mortality of Alliaria Petiolata Seedlings, Anneka Johnston

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Algal Phytoremediation of Freshwater Pond Systems at the Brown Family Environmental Center, Erin Keleske

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The Heart Rate of Lumbriculus variegatus: Studying the Effects of Varying Concentrations and Types of Alcohol, Sierra Kirk

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The Effects of Celastrol on Locomotive Function of Drosophila melanogaster with Rotenone-Induced Parkinson's-like Symptoms, Emma Klug

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Antimicrobial Effects of Thymus vulgaris Extract on Staphylococcus epidermidis, Jessica Kotnour

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The Effect of Chemical Cues and Kairomones on Predation Avoidance of Rana clamitans melanota, Brice Koval

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The Effect of Alkaline metal Salt Type on Growth of Halobacterium salinarum, Karina Kunka

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Examining the Effects of 10x10ft Spacing and 15x15ft Spacing in Mature Pinus strobus, Jessica Kusher

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Survey of Bacteria found in the Kenyon Athletic Center ("Kacteria"), Sophie Letcher

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The Effect of Conspecific and Predatory Chemosensory Cues on Predation Avoidance of Rana clamitans melanota, Tim Lewis

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Evaluating the Water Quality of the Kokosing River by Assessing Diatom Diversity, Sam Lisak

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The Effect of Magnesium L-threonate Exposure on Habituation in Dugesia dorotocephala, Amelia Loydpierson

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Effect of Penicillin on the Growth and Death of Bacteria Strains, Andrea Ludwig

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The Effect of High Protein Diet on Eating Habits and Body Content of Manduca sexta, Deveren Manley II

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Effects of Dopamine and Serotonin on the Growth Rate of Manduca sexta, Morgan Miller

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Penicillin Resistance in Kenyon Bacteria, Grant Miner

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Role of GABA A Receptors in Menthol-Induced Aggression Reduction in Betta splendens, Samantha A. Montoya

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Assessing Addictive Properties of Sucrose and Aspartame in Planaria, Jeremy Moore

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The Affects of Nitrogen Concentration on Alliaria petiolata Cyanide Production and Overall Fitness, Megan Morris

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Effects of Iron and Manganese on Neurologically-Induced Locomotive Behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans, Ana Muppirala

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The Effect of Chronic Ethanol Exposure on Phagocytosis in Tetrahymena pyriformis, Bryce T. Nicholls

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The Effect of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition by Neostigmine Bromide in Gravitropism of Arabidopsis thaliana, Dayane Nixon

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Physarum polycephalum's Avoidance of Potentially Toxic Native Ohio Plants, Dana Oakes

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Effects of Stimulants and Depressants on the Success of the Regeneration Dugesia tigrina (Brown Planaria) After Vertical Cuts, Heather Pacheco

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The Effect of Increased Salinity on Growth, Photosynthesis, and Stomata in Glycine max, Alyson Palia

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The Effects of Nicotine on Growth in Manduca sexta, Nicholas Paolucci

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Behavioral Changes in Danio rerio in Extreme pH, Evan Perkins

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The Effect of Ethanol on the Early Growth of Manduca sexta, Kristen Pitts

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Measuring the Effect of pH on Movement in Danio rerio, Ryder Sammons

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Regeneration of Drugesia dorotocephala in Varying Temperatures, Christopher Santucci

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Addictive Qualities of Artificial Sweeteners in Planaria dugesia, Hannah Simmons

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Utilizing Diatoms to Assess the Water Quality of the Kokosing River, Nell Smith

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FETAX: An Analysis of Teratogenic Potential of Atrazine on Xenopus laevis, Sarah Speroff

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Effect of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition on Gravitropism in Arabidopsis thaliana, Antoinette Steely

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Effect of Various Concentrations and Types of Alcohol on Heart Rate in Lumbriculus variegatus, Emma Stewart-Bates

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Generational Antibiotic Resistance in Escherchia coli, Parker Subia

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The Effect of Sugar and Aspartame on Withdrawal Response of Planaria, Anna Tancredi

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The Effect of Repeated Analgesic Exposure on Antibiotic Susceptibility in Escherichia coli, Nadia Torok

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Survey of Microbial Contamination on Gym Equipment at the Kenyon Athletic Center ("Kacteria"), Kelsey Trulik