Recent and Current Research Students and Their Project

Summer 2012:

Amanda Kehr-Smith – Assimilation of dissolved organic materials by larvae of Nematostella vectensis (Cnidaria: Anthozoa)

Michele Larson – Measurement of rates of "drinking" by nauplius larvae of Artemia salina.

Jiwon Lee – Does the removal of intracapsular materials influence the development of Physa acuta (Mollusca: Gastropoda)?

Sarah Takushi (co-supervised with Dr. R. Given Harper) – Measurement of water vapor conductance through the eggshell of birds (cont.).


2011-2012

Brittany Childs (co-supervised with Dr. R. Given Harper) – Intraspecific and interspecific comparisons of eggshell porosity and water vapor conductance among the brown-headed Cowbird and its hosts.

Sarah Takushi (co-supervised with Dr. R. Given Harper) – Measurement of water vapor conductance through the eggshell of birds.


2010-2011

Lauren Awdziejczyk –The effect of maternal provisioning on juvenile size in Physa acuta (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Kristina Bennet – Uptake of dissolved organic materials by pilidium larvae from Antarctica and the Caribbean Ocean.

Brittany Childs and Miranda  Kiefer – (co-supervised with Dr. R. Given Harper) Comparison of Eggshell Porosity and Estimated Gas Flux Between the Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) and its Hosts: the Dickcissel (Spiza americana) and the Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).

Lauren Knaack – Causes of asexual reproduction by larvae of the echinoid echinoderms Lytechinus variegatus and Arbacia punctulata.

Andrew McDonald – Uptake of macromolecular dissolved organic material by larvae of the echinoid echinoderms Lytechinus variegatus and Arbacia punctulata.

Travis Rosenkranz – Uptake of dissolved polysaccharides by spionid larvae from Antarctica.