ES196 May 2004 Table of Contents

Senior Research Seminar
Environmental Sciences Group Major
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-2922

Donna Green & John Latto
Renata Andrade, Eric Dubinsky & Kevin Golden

A Comparative Analysis of Electronic and Chemical Pest Repellent
Lydia Ausberry

The Effect of Bat Guano on the Forest Litter Invertebrate Food Web
Gina Marie Benigno

Uprooting Forests, Planting Trees: Success of Compensatory Afforestation Measures Mitigating the Deforestation for the Sardar Sarovar Dam, India
Dipti Bhatnagar

Management of Reproductive Health Among Women From the Indian Subcontinent
Bhumi Bhutani

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Decommissioning of Hydroelectric Dams
Tiffany Bock

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Incidence of Lymphoma
Lucy Brining

Water Use Characteristics of College Students
Ryan A. Buckley

The Effects of Salinity on Water Hyacinth (Eichhonia crassipes)
Jack Cheng

Spatial Data Analysis as a Means of Risk Assessment of Schistosomiasis in Sichuan Province, China
Rilene Chew

A comparison of the effects of regulated and non-regulated hydrologic regimes on fine sediment deposition and benthic macroinvertebrate distributions
Min L. Choy

Modeling the water budget and salinity concentration of Walker Lake while increasing ecosystem health by way of desalination or water reallocation
Mark Conolly

Seedling Germination and Salinity Tolerance in cordgrass: Spartina foliosa and Spartina alterniflora x foliosa Hybrids
Courtney W. Davis

Feral Pig (Sus scrofa) Soil Disturbance in Henry Coe State Park, California
Halliday Dresser

PCR detection of Schistosoma japonicum cercariae: a potential tool for the field
Amanda Driscoll

Changing Perspectives: The Attitude of the Scientific Community Toward Wildlife as Shown in the Recorded Population Patterns of Ravens and the Crows in the Bay Area
Elizabeth Eklund

The Effect of Molasses Concentration on Bacterial Treatment of Selenium in Agriculture Waste Water in the San Joaquin Valley
Lela Fischer

A Cost Efficiency Analysis of Energy Options for the Dow Wetlands Classroom
Anna Frankel

A History of Food Insecurity in West Oakland, CA: Supermarket Location
Andrea Fuller (Paper removed at request of author)

Resolving Conflict between the State Government Agencies of Orissa and Local Residents through Forest Management Programs
Malancha Ghosh

Distribution of Adult Aquatic Insects in the Cosumnes River Floodplain
Denise Antonia Grab

Possible Effects of Larger Vehicles on the CO2 Mitigation of Compact Hybrid Vehicles in California
Vaughn Grigsby

Differences in Rhizopogon Colonization on Pines in the Eastern Sierra Nevada
Theresa Hendrick

Highly classified…public information? Environmental racism in environmental impact statements
Talli Hogen

The Effects of Colpoda inflate Predation on Pseudomonas syringae in Bean Phyllosphere
Amy Ip

A Physical Habitat Assessment of Alameda Creek used to Determine the Suitability for Reintroducing Native Fish Species.
Adnan R. Iqbal

Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta: the Potential Benefits of its Reduction on the Local Economy and Environment.
Michiko Ishisone

Power and the Environment: Unpacking Land Use Development in San Diego
Todd Jones

Media's Coverage of the Hybrid Prius in Japan
Masayoshi Kanai

Patterns in Reproductive Litterfall along an Elevation Gradient in a Tropical Forest
Daniel Keck

Evaluation of California's environmental science education curriculum
Jane Kim
(abstract only, contact author for further details)

Correlation of the Incidence of Brown Spot Disease and Effectors of Quorum Sensing
Audrey Krompholz

Perceptions of Global Warming: An Environmental Justice Approach in West Oakland
Ja-Ming Emily Lee

Size and Frequency data of Lottia gigantean at the James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach, California
Nancy Ellen Levine

Health and Dietary Practices as Indicators of Ecological Awareness
Kingman Lim
(abstract only, contact author for further details)

Accumulation of Lead in Soil from Waste-derived Commercial Fertilizer
Eden Mann

Effects of Salinity on Alfalfa Seedling Growth in the Imperial Valley
Juan Carlos Mendoza

Hydrologic Investigation of Concrete Flood Control Channel at UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station
Patrick Nichols

Temporal Trends and Spatial Distributions of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the San Francisco Estuary 1993-2001
Matthew R. Oden

Discourse, Context, and Consequence: An Analysis of the Discourses of Biodiversity and nature in Three Popular Magazines
Ryan Southwick

Leafminer Impacts on Photosynthetic Ability of Populus tremuloides
Kaarle Strailey

Public Awareness of Plastic Recycling in Berkeley and Oakland
Pauling Sun

Effects of Childhood Location and Environmental Education on Wildlife Knowledge
Jennifer Taylor

Effect of Urban Sprawl on the Diversity of Bird Species in Bay Area Parks
Sara May Taylor

The Effectiveness of Mechanical Control of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Kathalyn S. Tung

Sediment LC50 Analyses of the Pyrethroid Pesticides Cyfluthrin, Deltamethrin, and Lambda-Cyhalothrin
Nicole Ureda

Accretion and Elevation Change Monitoring in a Remediated Tidal Marsh
Brian Walker

Effect of a Split Rail Fence on Trail Use Compliance & Off-Leash Dogs in Tilden Park
Scott Wise

These studies were undertaken by seniors in the Environmental Sciences Group Major, an Interdisciplinary Studies program jointly administered by the College of Letters and Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley. The Environmental Sciences major allows students to concentrate in one of three fields of specialization: biological science, physical science, and social science. In their senior year, students in the major participate in a two-semester Senior Research Seminar, investigating an environmental topic of current concern. This project gives the students experience in field work, general research techniques, and oral and written presentation of research results. This volume is the compilation of research reports from the fall 2003/spring 2004 Senior Research Seminars.