This collection contains scholarship and creative works from students in the Department of Biology and Earth Science at Otterbein University which include but not limited to undergraduate honor's papers, distinction papers, etc.

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Papers/Projects from 2017

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Ecological Correlates with Dioecy in the Flora of a Tropical Premontane Wet Forest in Costa Rica., Breanne Held

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Social Interactions Among Giant Panda Cubs (Ailuropoda Melanoleuca): An Investigation Into The Role Of Kin Recognition, Kelly M. Jackson

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A Reexamination The Freshwater Mussels (Family Unionidae) In Lower Big Walnut Creek, Kierra M. Lathrop

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Nutritional Plasticity In Gray Treefrogs: Interactions Between Competition And Predation Threat, Troy C. Neptune and Sarah S. Bouchard

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Iron Metabolism Genes In Browsing And Grazing Rhinoceroses: Implications For Iron Overload Disorder, Lorien Salyer

Papers/Projects from 2016

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A Retrospective Analysis of Trends in Central Ohio Wildlife Health using Records from a Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility, Rachel B. Dalton

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A Pre-Human Baseline For Stressors Limiting Staghorn Growth: Evidence From Sub-Fossil Skeletons Preserved In Earthquake Scarps, Central Belize, Samantha L. Hargrove

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Resurgence of Acropora Corals on Mid Shelf Patch Reefs, Southwater Caye Marine Reserve, Central Belize, Jillian J. Keefer

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Cognition and Problem Solving using Detour Reaching and Novel Object Tasks in the Budgerigar, Mollie E. Kemp

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Effects of Percutaneous Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Infants Less than One Year of Age: A Systematic Review, Megan K. Locke

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Department of Biology and Earth Science: 2016 Senior Symposium, Otterbein University

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Determination of Cyclic-di-GMP- Controlled Gene Expression in a Pharmacologically Important Bacterium, Morgan A. Stark

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Growth rate plasticity in larval Northern Leopard frogs, Cory Usher and Sarah Bouchard

Papers/Projects from 2015

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Urine Proteomics Identifies Preeclampsia Subphenotypes, Michelle R. Axe

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Conservation of Lipid Storage Droplet Proteins in Evolution of Animalia, Jacob D. Bowman

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Identification of Perilipin 5 Interaction Partners, Emily E. Burton

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Applications of eDNA Monitoring for the Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), Rachel B. Dalton

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Toxicity Of Leaf Extract Of Acer Spp. On Equine Erythrocytes, Bailey Katherine Dye

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Recovery Potential Of The Mussel Communities In The Lower Section Of Big Walnut Creek, Jared B. Ellenbogen

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The Effect of Red Maple Leaf Toxicosis on Reduced Glutathione Levels in Equine Erythrocytes in Vitro, Madeline A. Rohl

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The Effect of MHC Diversity on Mate Choice in Captive African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus), Kristen Schmid

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Manipulation of Same Sex Social Pair Bonds in Budgerigars, Melopsittacus undulatus, Amanda M. Stilwell

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A Comparison of the Genetic Diversity of the Class II Major Histocompatibility Complex in ex situ and in situ Populations of African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus), Emily Willmer

Papers/Projects from 2012

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Carryover Effects of Larval Digestive Plasticity Post-Metamorphosis in Red-Eyed Treefrogs, Chelsea R. Jenney