You are cordially invited to attend the

2016 Senior Thesis Poster Session
Thursday, April 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
lower level Event Oval (LL100), Diana Center, Barnard College

30 seconds summaries from 4:30-5:00 pm will be followed by poster presentations and a reception until 6:30 pm.
Enter Barnard 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).

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

Videos and programs of previous poster sessions

The poster session is being hosted by:

The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Environmental Science, Barnard College

Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University
Columbia Program in Sustainable Development

Presenters & Poster titles

  1. Bartnick, Emma: Biomass of Black Birch Trees in Black Rock Forest, Cornwall, New York
  2. Sonaike, Adefunke: Differences in Leaf Pigments, Nutrients, and Physiology Among Five Species of Deciduous Trees throughout the Growing Season
  3. Wasmuth, Marissa: Effects of Different Road Types on Breeding Bird Populations in a Northeastern Deciduous Forest
  4. Minich, Taylor: Recognition of Paternal Kin Selection in Blue Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis)
  5. West, Leigh: Baboon Response to Leopard Predation Threat
  6. Bao, Karen: Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Shifting Baselines, and Conservation of Fijian Mollusks
  7. Zahn, Marie: “Everything we do, it’s cedar”: First Nation and Ecosystem-Based Foresters’ Relationships and Practices with Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata) in Coastal British Columbia
  8. Burns, Jordan: The Environmental Forms of the Religious Life | The Religious Forms of the Environmental Life
  9. Huseby, Alexis: Sustainable Investment: Analyzing Corporate Actions Versus Words
  10. Barr, Kathryn: Exploring how New York City Elementary School Students Think About School Lunch
  11. Strokopytova, Valentina: The Role of Gender on Nepal's Natural Disaster Recovery and Preparedness
  12. Corley, Alison: Characterizing the Lacustrine Sediments in the Lower Wilson Creek Formation of Mono Basin, CA
  13. Vasquez, Neida: Comparison of Mono Lake Sediments Recording the Hilina Pali Excursion
  14. Goldschmitz, Chason: Reutilization of Microsediment Samples for Multiple Spectrometer Analyses
  15. Case, Parker:     Water Vapor in Large Volcanic Eruptions
  16. Wiles, Zachary: Magma Characteristics of the 1964 and 1991 Eruptions of Westdahl Volcano, Alaska
  17. Cohen, Hannah Jane: Mapping the Surface Morphology of Iceland’s Holuhraun Lava Flow Using Structure From Motion Software and PLY/DEM/Orthomosaic Models
  18. Corry-Saavedra, Kate: Quantifying Dispersed Tephra in Marine Sediments: A Pilot Study from IODP Expedition 350
  19. Park, Jiwoon: Dust Flux in the Subantarctic South Pacific during the Last Ice Age
  20. Swann, Jason: Has atmospheric CO2 decreased over the last eleven million years?
  21. Farrell, Kayla: Uptake of Inorganic Particulate Iron by Pennate Diatoms
  22. Salazar E., Andrés: Spatial Distributions of Trichodesmium Clades in the South Pacific Ocean
  23. de Wolff, Daisy: Analysis of Nitrate Concentrations in Water Using Field Kits and Smartphone Camera Technology
  24. Gonzalez, Ana Camila: The Role of Organic Phosphorus in Microbial Phosphorus Cycling
  25. Lee, JeeMin:     Effects of Canine Urine on Urban Soil Microbial Communities
  26. Tao, Rachel: Ecosystem Services From New York Green Roofs: Differences in Water-use Between Plant Species
  27. Nagy, Claudia: Assessing the Efficacy of New York City’s Water Protection Program: An Analysis of Perceptions and Practice
  28. Boxer, Joelle: Suboptimal Access to Low Arsenic, Deep Tube Wells in Araihazar, Bangladesh
  29. Saber, Fadwa: Arsenic Concentration in Cooked and Uncooked Rice in Araihazar, Bangladesh
  30. Barsa Barsa : Relationship Between Climate Variability and Rice Yields in Aerosol affected Central-Eastern India
  31. Ayoub, Hadil: The Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Groundwater Quality in Pennsylvania and an Evaluation of Methods
  32. Harrus, Rachel: CO2 Emission Reduction via Carbon Nanofiber Replacement of Aluminum, Steel, and Cement
  33. Flusser, Read: Carbon-Neutral Bamboo Biofuel
  34. Hooks, Allison: Sea-Level Rise Impacts on Hudson River Marshes
  35. Jaycox, Adrian: Temperature and Precipitation's Impact on California Water Resources and Drought
  36. Todorovic, Miljan Nikola : El Niño, Groundwater and Agriculture in California 1950 – 2015
  37. LoPresti, Anna: Spatial Variations in Evapotranspiration Sensitivity Across the African Continent
  38. Kim, Grace: Socioeconomic Status as a Determinant of Child Asthma Health Outcomes in New York City
  39. Abdel-Qader, Faisal: Assessing the Role of Camel Trade in the Ecological Transmission of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  40. Reddy, Avinash: Co-evolution of Genes Involved in Erythropoiesis
  41. Seto, Melissa: Mortality due to High Ozone, PM2.5, and Temperature Levels During the Summer 2012 Heat Wave Across the Eastern U.S.
  42. Cai, Fayme: Areas and Seasons of High Lead Density and Toxicity in Neighborhoods Across New York City: the Feral Pigeon as a Bioindicator
  43. Claman, Maia: The Effect of Wildfires in Determining Species Persistence in Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Pacific Northwest
  44. Harrington, Dev: Leaf Litterfall Effects on Soil Nutrient  Heterogeneity in a Puerto Rican Dry Forest
  45. Kahn, Daniella: Estimating Tick Survivorship in Two Contrasting Environments
  46. Kim, Joohee: Reconstruction of the North Atlantic end-member of the thermohaline circulation across the mid-Pleistocene Transition
  47. McKeon, Mallory: The Implications of Shark Ecotourism on Fish Abundance and Diversity in Marine Protected Areas in Fiji
  48. Shen, Christa: The Potential for Photosynthetic Optimization in Varying Light Environments in the Arctic Tundra
  49. Sihn, Hein: The Effects of Nest Density and Behavioral Interactions on the Nesting Success of the Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers
  50. Snyder, Julia: Faulting Along the Blanco Fracture Zone:  Evidence for Spatially Distributed Slow Slip?