Publications/Posters

Collins, D. P. (2017). Kudz-Who? An Invasive Case. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Collins, D. P.
 (2016). En Garde! Animal Structures and What They Mean. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. PDF

Collins, D. P. (2013). Termite Behavior: Measuring the Postanoxic Consumption Rates of Landscape Mulches by Eastern Subterranean Termites. The American Biology Teacher, 75: 41-45. PDF

Collins, D. P. (2013). Return of Canis lupus? National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. PDF

Posters
Davis, F., Fitzgerald, A., Gamex, L., Mangrum, K., Morton, T., Prevost, C., Weber, J., and D. White. Habitat Suitability Index of the Barred Owl, Strix varia. Poster presented at: Mitchell Community College Research Symposium. PDF

Prevost, C., Bailey, C. Lloyd, N. and P. Collins. Nesting Habits of the Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianis. Poster presented at: Mitchell Community College Research Symposium. PDF

Harris, T. and P. Collins. Post-Anoxic Consumption Rates of Landscape Mulches by Eastern Subterranean Termites, Reticulitermes flavipes. PDF

Projects
Fall 2016
Deer Population
Deer Behavior


Fall 2015
Animal Movement Patterns


Spring 2014
Great Blue Heron
Bird Diversity


Fall 2013
Freshwater Crayfish
Crow vs. Human population
Feeding Preferences of Birds


Spring 2013
Great horned owl


Fall 2012
Barred owls


Spring 2012
Upland Chorus Frogs
Great horned owl


Greenway Bird Field Guide

This field guide is a result of a two-year study conducted by Bio 110 students on the section of the greenway from Museum Road to Pump Station Road. Points were set up along the trail and students recorded bird species at each point for 8 minutes. The students did this once a week during the fall and spring semesters for both years. The field guide displays the most common birds recorded.


Fall 2011
Location, Location, Location
This research looks to determine the habitat suitability index (HSI) for Barred owls along the greenway trails. Measurements will be made based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s model. With this research we hope to better understand a little more about the Barred owl’s behavior. It may give us some clues as to how long the current mating pair may use the area as a nesting area. Barred Owls pdf

Location, Location, Location<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Tim, Michael, Alyssia- Barred owl habitat study<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> This research looks to determine the habitat suitability index (HSI) for Barred owls along the greenway trails. Measurements will be made based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s model. With this research we hope to better understand a little more about the Barred owl’s behavior. It may give us some clues as to how long the current mating pair may use the area as a nesting area.

Gaining an Estimate
This study will compare the diversity of birds at the greenway section to the diversity of birds observed in Iredell County and the Piedmont region. Biology students have been recording bird species based on sight and sound for the past year. We hope to complete a bird field guide specific to the greenway area. Greenway Bird Diversity  pdf

Gaining an Estimate</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Jonathan B.- Bird diversity<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> This study will compare the diversity of birds at the greenway section to the diversity of birds observed in Iredell County and the Piedmont region. Biology students have been recording bird species based on sight and sound for the past year. We hope to complete a bird field guide specific to the greenway area.

Spider-man’s Got Nothing on Me
This particular research project is looking into the overall insect diversity of the greenway area. This experiment is too “small-scale” to be definitive, but many of the common insects can be identified and cataloged for later use. Insect survey pdf

Spider-Man’s Got Nothing On Me<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Jonathan J.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> This particular research project is looking into the overall insect diversity of the greenway area. This experiment is too “small-scale” to be definitive, but many of the common insects can be identified and cataloged for later use.

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