Lycoming College biology
students and faculty members recently attended the 89th annual
meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science held at the University of
following were presented during the event:
Nutrient and Sediment Loads and Effectiveness of Farm BMPs,” a poster by Quentin
Reinford, a senior from McAlisterville.
response of two North Central PA Streams after the Flood of September 2011,” a
poster by Fred Rogers, a senior from South Williamsport.
Novel Pedobacter species Isolated from a Freshwater Creek,” a poster by
Dillon Snyder, a junior from Montoursville.
Assembly and Annotation of the Chryeobacterium halifense Genome,” an oral presentation by Thomas Sontag,
a junior from East Norriton.
of Flexirubin pigments from Chryseobacterium,” an oral presentation by Jordan
Krebs, a senior from Roaring Spring, and Andrew Gale, a sophomore from
Identity protein-coding (ANIpc): Novel Gnomic-Based Method to Differentiate Bacterial
Species,” a poster by Krebs, Gale and Sontag.
the event, Dr. Mel Zimmerman, biology professor and director of the Clean Water Institute, presented the poster “Contributions of
Lycoming College Clean Water Institute to PAFB Unassessed Waters Project
2010-2012.” He also presented the paper “Pennsylvania Unassessed Waters
Initiative: Role of SRHCES in Protection of Headwater Streams in North Central
PA Watersheds,” during the Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Symposium special
session at the meeting.
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