Three Hiram College seniors recently presented their research at the Ohio Natural History Conference.
Dr. Jennifer Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, accompanied Tricia Bohls ’15, neuroscience and environmental studies major from Macedonia, Ohio; Kailey Cooper ’15, biology major from Rootstown, Ohio; and LeAunna Martin ’15, biology major from Akron, Ohio, to the regional conference, held at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, on Feb. 28, 2015.
A wide range of biologists and biology students from around the region attended the conference, hosted by the Ohio Biological Survey.
“This conference was a great opportunity for students to meet others in their field and gain perspective on current research conducted in Ohio,” Dr. Clark said. “Tricia and Kailey presented results on projects conducted at the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station, while LeAunna presented results from her APEX (senior seminar), which will be used in future studies at the Field Station to investigate how pollutants impact invertebrates.”
Hiram students presented the following posters:
- “Competitive interactions between native benthic fish, native crayfish and invasive rusty crayfish for shelter” by Cooper, co-authored by Dr. Clark
- “Lepidopteran citizen science and butterfly surveys at the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station” by Bohls, co-authored Dr. Clark
- “Effects of caffeine on earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) survival and growth” by Martin, co-authored by Dr. Clark.
The Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation and the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station funded travel to this conference.