1999 REU Projects

Firestone, Jeffrey  (University of Michigan).  Mentor:  Eric Nagy (University of Virginia).  Reproduction in Mountain Laurel: autogamy and competition for pollination.

Gremski, Kristina  (Yale University).  Mentor:  Laura Galloway (University of Virginia).  The effect of flower number on geitonogamous pollination in Campanula americana.

Hagen, Erin  (Truman State University).  Mentor:  Diane Neudorf (Sam Houston State University).  Nest site location as an extra-pair mating tactic in female Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis).

Hopenstand, Dafna  (University of California, Berkeley).  Mentor:  Joe Casto (Indiana University).  A possible mechanism for reduction in male food provisioning to young:  Effects of testosterone on the tectofugal visual pathway and on prey detection capabilities in male Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis).

Lehman, Elizabeth  (University of Chicago).  Mentor:  Scott Freeman and Henry Wilbur (University of Virginia).  The role of predators in larval stream drift:  Unraveling the mystery of the drifting larvae.

Musson, Julia  (College of Wooster).  Mentor:  Janis Antonovics, Michael Hood and Miriam Heuhsen (University of Virginia).  The persistence of sporidial Microbotryum violaceum populations in Silene alba.

Refsnider, Jeanine  (University of Minnesota at Morris).  Mentor:  Erica Crespi and Henry Wilbur (University of Virginia).  Intersexual foraging differences as a possible cause of early maturation in male redbacked salamaders (Plethodon cinereus).

Simoes, Diana  (Oberlin College).  Mentor:  Brandi Van Roo and Ellen Ketterson (Indiana University).  Does territorial behavior vary with degree of parental care?

Terry, Tammy  (Texas Tech University).  Mentor:  Laura Galloway (University of Virginia).  The potential for geitonogamy in natural populations of Campanula americana.

Phillips, Emily  (College of William and Mary).  Mentor:  Henry Wilbur (University of Virginia).  The effects of tarspot blight (Rhytisma punctatum) on the modular demography of Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum).

Wyatt, Julie  (Eckard College).  Mentor:  Henry Wilbur (University of Virginia).  The influence of interspecific and intraspecific competition on sexual expression in Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum).