Research Summaries

Bluegrass Region ♦ Appalachian Region


Bluegrass Region


Madison County Bikeways and Greenways Plan 2007

FR07.008 Final Report

Environmental Land Use Planning Service Learning Project
Madison County


Assessment of Agricultural Best Management Practices in the Brushy Creek Watershed

RS07.005 Research Summary

Michael Albright
Rockcastle County


“Rapid Reconnaissance” for Muddy Creek: A feasibility test of a low-cost method for creating a large-detail GIS land coverage for a small watershed application

RS07.002 Research Summary

Jill Hunter (Dr. Alice Jones, Faculty Mentor)
Madison County


Tracking Pathogen and Sediment Transport in Muddy Creek

RS06.006 Research Summary

Samuel Collins, Dr. Danita LaSage-Faculty Advisor
Madison County


Appalachian Region

The “Big Dip”: A Diagnostic Field Analysis of Water Quality in Eastern Kentucky
RS07.001 Research Summary

Alice Jones with Evan Smith and Jeff Combs
Breathitt, Harlan, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, and Perry Counties


Conductivity trends in Appalachian Kentucky headwater basins: Results from a citizen-science diagnostic assessment of watershed health
RS10.018 Research Summary

Alice L. Jones


Right Fork Beaver Creek Monitoring Project: Undergraduate Research Experiences in an Applied Setting

RS08.007 Research Summary

Reagan Weaver and Alice L. Jones
Floyd and Knott Counties


A GIS Approach to Identifying Apiculture Sites on Reclaimed Mine Lands

RS07.004 Research Summary

Hanna Watts, Dr. Alice Jones - Faculty Advisor
Eastern Kentucky Counties

The Big Dip: Geographic Distribution of High Metals Observed in Eastern Kentucky Headwater Streams
RS07.003 Research Summary

Reagan Weaver (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Alice Jones)
Breathitt, Harlan, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, and Perry Counties

Assessment of Carbon Lifecycle for Growing Crops for Biofuels Around Pike County, Kentucky
S10.026 Research Summary

Katie Young (James F. Fox, Alice L. Jones, and Elliott Campbell, Faculty Mentors)
Virginia Tech
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

Desmognathus (Dusky Salamander) as a Stream Health Indicator in Letcher County, Kentucky
RS10.025 Research Summary

John Yeiser (Alice L. Jones, James F. Fox, and Stephen Richter, Faculty Mentors)
Eastern Kentucky University
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

 
Carbon Pools in Reforested Mine Lands and the Lilley Cornett Old Growth Woods
RS10.024 Research Summary

Claire Sayler (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
Hamilton College
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

Recovery of Reclaimed Mine Sites in Southeastern Kentucky Based on Soil Organic Carbon and Carbon Isotopes
RS10.023 Research Summary

Belinda Leung (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
Syracuse University
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

Modeling Stream Peak Flow in Island Branch Watershed Using the Curve Number Method
RS10.022 Research Summary

Stephen Kelly (Alice L. Jones and James F. Fox, Faculty Mentors)
Purdue University
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Stream Health and Nitrogen in Bryophytes of Southern Appalachian Streams
RS10.021 Research Summary

Jessica Hodal (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
Stetson University
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

Variance of Particulate Organic Carbon Flux in Small Appalachian Watersheds
RS10.019 Research Summary

Nathaniel Adams (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
University of Kentucky
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2010

Metal Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Headwater Health and Stream Processes in the Southern Appalachian Coal Region
RS09.016 Research Summary

Lee Penwell (Alice L. Jones and James F. Fox, Faculty Mentors)
Amhurst College
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Evaluating Carbon Budgets in Kentucky Valley Fills
RS09.015 Research Summary

Kameron Mayne (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
University of Notre Dame du Lac
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Quantifying Nitrogen Cycling on Surface Mined Land Using Natural Abundance and Fungal Relationships: an Exploratory Study
RS09.014 Research Summary

Stephanie Jarvis (Alice L. Jones and James F. Fox, Faculty Mentors)
The College of Wooster
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Organic Carbon & Nitrogen Flux from a Lowland, Mixed Land Use Watershed in Fayette County, Kentucky
RS09.013 Research Summary

William Ford (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
University of Kentucky
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Microbial Activity and Abundance in Litter and Soil on Reclaimed Mine Lands in Eastern Kentucky
RS09.012 Research Summary

Guy Evans (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
The College of William and Mary
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Carbon Cycling and the Quality of Watersheds in Letcher County, Kentucky
RS09.011 Research Summary

Nikki Byrd (Alice L. Jones and James F. Fox, Faculty Mentors)
Lincoln Memorial University
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Carbon Flux in First-Order Headwater Streams in Coalmine Watersheds: A Preliminary Study
RS09.010 Research Summary

John Allison (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
Georgia Institute of Technology
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

Quantifying the Carbon Budget and Soil Carbon Uptake Rate in Reclaimed Surface Mine Soil
RS09.009 Research Summary

Peter Acton (James F. Fox and Alice L. Jones, Faculty Mentors)
University of Kentucky
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Appalachian Headwaters Program 2009

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