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
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
Animal Movement Patterns
Great horned owl
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.
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
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
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