Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research

conferenceI attended the SCCUR Conference in Pomona, CA with 2 of my undergraduate students, Justin Bauer (right) and Steven Liberman (left), in November 2011 at Mt San Antinio College.  They presented their restoration ecology research on establishing native dune scrub plants to the USF Lone Mountain Campus.

Justin’s talk was entitled: Native Plant Establishment: The Seaside Daisy and Lone Mountain.  In his research he studied the effects of various nutrient treatments (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and in situ = control) on plant survivorship and growth of the Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus) grown in different soil conditions.

Steven presented his research on the effect of nutrient additions on root competition between two native grass species, tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) and red fescue (Festuca rubra).