You are cordially invited to attend the
2013 Senior Thesis Poster Session
Thursday, April 25, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
in the lower level Event Oval (LL100), Diana Center, Barnard College
  Walk through the gate at  Broadway & 117th St and walk toward the new orange building on your right. After entering the building, take the stairs one flight down
(see Barnard Campus map).

One minute presentations from 4:30-5:00 pm will be followed by poster presentations and a reception until 6:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine at (212 854 5618).

Presenters & Poster titles1  

  1. Siobhan Campbell: Distinguishing the Effects of Temperature and Melt on Seismic Wavespeeds in the Upper Mantle
  2. Alejandra Dominguez: Observing Diagenesis on the Oregon Margin through a Paleomagnetic Lens
  3. Caitlin Dieck: Illuminating Damage Zones with the November 2011 Oklahoma Earthquake Sequence
  4. Rachel Sheppard: Rapid Heating Experiments Demonstrate the Usefulness of Organic Molecules as an Earthquake Thermometer
  5. Claire Mathieson: When did the East Antarctic Ice Sheet Deposit the Moraines at Mts. Howe and Achernar and How Can We Use These Dates to Evaluate the Ice Sheet's Past Behavior?
  6. Jennifer Bergeron: Characterizing Pleistocene Lacustrine Sediments Recording the Brunhes-Matuyama Polarity near Bishop, CA
  7. Sebastian Vivancos: δ13C of Bulk Organic Matter: A Record of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Aeolian Input, and Organic Matter Diagenesis
  8. Naomi Wasserman: Investigating the Tungsten (W) Concentrations and Isotopic Compositions of Natural Waters in Carson River Basin, Nevada
  9. Kelsey Umemoto: Hydrogeochemical Effects of a Simulated CO2 Leak into a Shallow Aquifer in the Newark Basin
  10. Leah Watson: Arsenic Mitigation of Private Well Water: The Role and Effectiveness of State Governments
  11. Shiva Rouhani: The Hydraulic Conductivity Between Shale Gas Formations and Shallow Drinking Water Wells in the New York Southern Tier
  12. Lindsay Garten: Educating Stakeholders About Shale Gas Production Using a Physical Model of Hydraulic Fracturing
  13. Aviva Hamavid: Play Your Way to Environmental Awareness: Comparing Middle School Teaching Methods About Health Impacts From Municipal Solid Waste Management
  14. Helen Kilian: Breaking the Cycle: A Study of the Socioeconomic Impacts of Pediatric Asthma in East Harlem
  15. Alina Abazova: The City of Apples: Air Quality Measurements in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  16. Alisha Mehta: Potential Causes of Bacterial Contamination in Barton Springs and Bull Creek, Texas
  17. Veronica Horvath: Steady and Non-Steady State Laboratory Column Experiments for Prediction of E. coli Transport in a Sandy Bangladesh Aquifer
  18. Aleq Abdullah: Methods for Optimizing Bacterial DNA Extraction from Filters
  19. Fiona Kinniburgh: Development of a Field Kit to Measure Urinary Arsenic for Mitigating Health Risks Associated with Arsenic Intake in Bangladesh
  20. Rebecca Smith: Malaria Stratification and Climate in Madagascar
  21. Sheila Heath: Reconstruction of Environmental Change Using Macrofossil Analysis of Subarctic Peatland Cores Near Fairbanks, AK
  22. Mio Alt: Late Glacial to Holocene Vegetation and Climate History of Southeastern New York State Recreated through Macrofossil Evidence
  23. Andrew Ramos: Climatic Influence on the Athenian Empire from 490-406 BCE
  24. Katherine Burrows: Climate Change and Forced Migration: Vulnerability to Flooding in Coastal India
  25. Caitlin Hoeberlein: Nutrient Gaps in Local Food Systems Across the Millennium Villages, and the Potential of Biodiversity to Address These Gaps
  26. Jeanette Rodriguez: The Function of the Botánica as a Health Care Option in the Bronx
  27. Joshua Arky: Nitrogen Dynamics in Rooftop Farming Media Receiving Synthetic and Organic Nitrogen Additions
  28. Adam Geber: Analysis of Gene Expression Patterns in the Rhizophore, an Enigmatic Organ
  29. Karla Sosa: Androecium Evolution in a Group of Neotropical Plants: The Melastomeae (Melastomataceae)
  30. Gabriella Spitzer: Impact of Tree Cover Loss due to Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation on Urban Heat Island Effect in Worchester, MA, 2008-2010
  31. Natalia Martinez: Spatial Distributions of Native and Invasive Shrubs in a Sub-tropical Forest
  32. Rose Donlon: Effects of Tree Identity and Land Use History on Soil Microbial Communities in a Tropical Rainforest in Puerto Rico
  33. Ana Castillo: Nutrient Dynamics in a Warmer World: Nitrogen Uptake by Trees
  34. Adam Formica: Canopy Optimization in Arctic Shrubs and Impacts on C Cycling
  35. Sara Donatich: Investigating the Impact of Geography, Plant Morphology, and Plant Species on n-alkane Chain Production in Arctic Leaves
  36. Lacey Harris-Coble: Arthropod Availability for Migratory Songbirds in Alaskan Tundra: Timing of Aquatic and Terrestrial Sources
  37. Sarah Gilly: Songbird Species Diversity and Its Relationship to Vegetation Composition and Structure in Black Rock Forest, Cornwall, NY
  38. Tawni Goodman: The Association of Group Size with Time Budgets in Female Blue Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stulhmanni)
  39. Julia Monk: Effects of Fire on Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Brood-rearing Habitat and Food Resources in the Centennial Sandhills
  40. Madeline Cohen: Predation Pressure on the Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
  41. Shireen Rahimi: Factors Affecting Management Choices of Worldwide Fishery Cooperatives
  42. Edson Mancilla: Further Validation of New Optical Reflectance Based System for Black Carbon Measurement
  43. Philippe Pierre-Antoine: Effects of Human Disturbances on American Oystercatcher Breeding Populations in Jamaica Bay, New York
The poster session is being hosted by:
Environmental Science, Barnard College,
Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University,
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University,
Columbia Program in Sustainable Development,
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Senior Research Seminar - Spring