Bachelors Degrees > Ellis College of Arts and Science > Biology Department
Recent undergraduate research projects conducted in the biology department include:
- Identification and origin of exotic species of seaweeds using DNA sequence comparisons.
- Using molecular genetic tools to identify extremophile bacteria from deep in Arkansas’s Blanchard Caverns.
- Studies of non–native species of invasive trees and shrubs that occur naturalized in Arkansas, their ability to become established in the local flora, and what factors influence this process.
- Tungoil tree (Aleurites fordii Hemsl.) (Euphorbiaceae) new to the Arkansas flora.
- Negundo chaste tree (Vitex negundo L.) (Verbenaceae) new to the Arkansas flora.
- Analysis of proteins and isoenzymes of Limax species by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
- Distributional records of Ambystoma talpoideum in southwestern Arkansas.
- Chinese Flame Tree (Koelreuteria bipinnata Franch.) new to the Arkansas Flora.
- Distribution and conservation of bird-voiced treefrogs in the Ouachita River drainage.
- Effects of agriculture and indigenous villages on coral reef composition in Kuna Yala, Panama.
- Ichthyofaunal assemblages in three proximate but ecologically diverse streams in Clark County, Arkansas.
- The ecology and taxonomy of Narcissus in Arkansas.
- Geographic variation within an isolated population of big-eared bats in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
- Characterization of benthic macroinvertebrate populations and water quality in Lake Catherine, Arkansas.
- Recovery of sea urchin populations, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.
- Chelex extraction as an alternate source of DNA for amplification with PCR.
- Diversity of Lamium (Lamiaceae) in Arkansas, including occurrences of Lamium hybridum and flower color forms.
- Distribution records of darter species in Arkansas rivers.
- Zooplankton population dynamics in Lake Catherine, Arkansas.
- Freshwater sponge species of DeGray Lake, Arkansas.
- Comparison of DNA extraction techniques in random amplification of polymorphic DNA.
- New records in the distribution of Fossombronia.
- Occurrence and status of Hydrilla verticillata in Arkansas.
- Solving the detour problem in toads.
- Growth and reproduction of the Ouachita Madtom.
- Woody vegetation of hilltop islands in DeGray Lake.
- Effects of aquatic vegetation on substrate development of the Caddo River.
- Studies of mammalian hair structure.
- Effect of timber management on small mammal populations.
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Date last modified: 4 January 2011