Environmental science, biology students and faculty present research
The following students and faculty in the Environmental Science and Biology departments presented research talks at the 12th annual Regional Science Consortium Research Symposium, Nov. 2-6, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park in Erie.
- Erica Moretti and Beth Choate – Wild bee assemblages along a land-use gradient
- Paige Hickman and Beth Choate – Investigating the effect of floral diversity on native bees in Meadville, PA
- Zachary Gribik and Kristen Webb – Developing an eDNA system to detect and monitor the spread of the invasive round goby in the waterways of Northwestern Pennsylvania
- Hannah Eiseman, Allyson Wood, Casey Brashaw-Wilson, Determining presence and effects of round gobies in the French Creek Watershed on native benthic fishes.
- Liana Leja and Scott Wissinger – Separate vs. combined effects of snails, tadpoles, and caddisflies on detritus decomposition in montane kettle ponds.
- Liana Leja was awarded the best student talk at the symposium from among students from Mercyhurst, Gannon, Penn State Behrend, Penn State Main campus, SUNY Fredonia, Slippery Rock, and Grove City.