Biology undergraduate students presented research posters at the 2015 Student Symposium on the Environment on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The Student Symposium on the Environment is held each December at Westminster College to highlight environmental study, research, artistic expression, and service work being done by students in the region.
Ian Forte presented his poster, “Hervbivory Preference on Native vs. Invasive Plant Species of the Annam Walking Stick (Medauroidea extradentata),” a summer research project supervised by Holly Travis and supported by the Biology Department’s Biology Undergraduate Research Experience funds.
Cassandra Krul presented her poster, “Photosynthetic Rates of American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) and Red Oak (Quercus rubra) Leaves on Mine Reclamation Sites,” highlighting research she and Forte completed over the summer with guidance from Mike Tyree while working at the Flight 93 Memorial reforestation site.
Cody Stewart presented his research project, “Native Pennsylvania Plants in a Green Roof Setting: Evaluating Germination and Survival of Four Species,” supervised by Travis and supported through the McNair Scholars program.
Ian Forte at the 2015 Student Symposium on the Environment
Department of Biology