Rebeccah studied how the addition of sawdust and ground corn stubble impacts soil insects and microbes.
Effects of Sawdust on Weed Competition – Neha Sehgal
Neha (summer 2005 & summer/fall 2006, 2006 Hilldale fellowship receipient) studied how addition of sawdust and ground corn stubble to soil impacts the growth of weeds in competition with prairie plants.
Impact of Soil Restoration on Biological Processes – Anne Drefal
Anne monitored soil respiration and soil biological activity weekly through spring, summer and fall 2005 in different areas of Biocore Prairie to establish the impact of the restoration process on soil biological processes.
Topical Application of Avotone Anti-Wrinkle Cream Predicted to Reduce Corrugator Supercilii Activity – Ben Stern, Jeff Bonavia, Charlie McCanna, Kellen Sheedy, Tommy Kuehn, and Alex Ringeisen.
Ben Stern, Jeff Bonavia, Charlie McCanna, Kellen Sheedy, Tommy Kuehn, and Alex Ringeisen studied the active ingredient in Avotone anti-wrinkle cream during the 2006-07 academic year. They carried out a double-blind, controlled investigation to determine …
Effects of Red Bull Energy Drink on Short Term Memory – Annika Swenson and Allison Bichler
Annika and Allison studied the two active ingredients in the Red Bull Energy Drink, taurine and caffeine. They wanted to know if students who ingested these ingredients had any change in short term memory. Their …
Willow Creek Analysis – Emily Roth
Emily (summer 2006, 152 mentored research student) studied Willow Creek on a weekly basis, from mid-July to early October, taking measurements of dissolved oxygen, temperature and turbidity, and monitoring the benthic macroinvertebrate community at upstream …
Distribution of Soil Nematodes in Sawdust or Ground Corn Stubble – Flavien Leclere
Flavien determined the abundance and distribution of soil nematodes (specifically fungivorous and bacterivorous nematodes) in experimental plots treated with sawdust or ground corn stubble.
Ongoing study of the effect of soil carbon amendment with sawdust and cornstubble on the native versus non-native species composition of plant communities in the Biocore Prairie – Rachel Butler
(L&S Honors Sophomore Honors Research Apprenticeship recipient)
Study of Macroinvertebrates in Willow Creek – Karen Bednar
Benthic macroinvertebrates are commonly used as bioindicators of water quality. In a seasonal survey of Willow Creek from 2006-2008, dissolved oxygen was low contributing to poor water quality, with consistently lower DO in upstream versus …
Impact of soil carbon amendments on soil nitrogen, biomass production and vegetative composition in the Biocore Prairie – Deena Weiss
(L&S Honors Sophomore Honors Research Apprenticeship recipients) A major obstacle faced by the Biocore Prairie restoration on the UW-Madison campus is high soil nitrogen, encouraging the growth of nitrophilic weeds over native prairie species. We …