The following list provides examples of faculty-supervised student research done at OWU Nature Preserves.

2000 - Present

Brennan, S. 2000. “Winter bird populations in Kraus and Bohannan Preserves for 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000.” Faculty advisor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

Johnson, A. 2000. “The use of Kraus forest preserve by migrating songbirds.” Faculty advisor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

Lawrence, Jessica. 2005. “Heavy Minerals along Wildcat Creek, Kraus Nature Preserve.” Faculty supervisor: Karen Fryer.

Sesterhenn, Timothy M. 2000. “A survey of amphibian species richness in Kraus Nature Preserve.” Faculty adviser: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

1990 - 1999

Bagstad, K. “Soil microflora of the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

Bixler, Michelle. 1995. “Nitrogen fixation and soil bacteria.” Faculty advisers: Jerry Goldstein and Jon Sanger.

DiBartolomeo, Julie and Hope Monzeglio. 1998. “Topographic Map and Bedrock Geology of the Kraus Wilderness Preserve, January 1998.” Faculty advisor: Karen Fryer.

Dodenhoff, D. 1998. “An analysis of acoustic recognition within the communication system of two species of woodpeckers, L Picoides pubescens and Picoides villosus.” Faculty advisor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

Gaugh, G., C. Hinkel, and D. Lauffer. 1996. “Water quality changes in Bohannan pond stream.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Glover, E.A. and K.J. Green. 1999. “A vegetation analysis at the Kraus Wilderness Preserve: comparing 1977 and 1999 data.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Green, K. “Survey of the biogeomorphic features of the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

Hutcheson, M. 1999. “The effect of drainage basins on pond water chemistry on Ohio Wesleyan University’s Kraus Nature Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr. and Jon Sanger.

Kahlenberg, S.M. 1998. “A preliminary small mammal census at the Kraus Wilderness Preserve, Delaware, Ohio.” Faculty advisor: A. John Gatz.

Lesho, C. 1993. “Comparative seasonal air and soil temperatures changes in varying topographic and vegetation zones at the Bohannan Nature Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Markiewitz, J. “Myxomycetes: collection of species inhabiting Kraus preserve and study of spore germination.” Faculty advisors: David Johnson and Edward H. Burtt, Jr..

Riordan, M. 1999. “Species abundance of fishes and vitality of Wildcat Creek at the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisor: A. John Gatz.

Royer, E.J. and A. Johnson. 1998. “Influences of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginainu) in vegetation at Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisors: David Johnson and Edward H. Burtt, Jr.

Schreiber S., M. Riordan, and M. Drever. 1998. “A comparative study of the annual growth in six different species of trees at the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Sorrell, P. 1992. “Water chemistry and plankton diversity of Delaware County ponds.”

1980 - 1989

Pratt, C. 1981. “A soil texture study of transect B through the mature beech-maple forest at Kraus tract.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Stinemetz, Chuck. 1982. “Comparative temporal changes in transpiration of several woody species at the Bohannan Nature Preserve.” Faculty adviser: Bruce Roberts.

Tebroski, K. and C. Hinkel. “The effects of major highway construction on existing soil quality characteristics.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Pre-1980

Dalton, P. 1976. “Aquatic plants of the John Kraus property in Delaware, OH.”

Dalton, P. 1977. “Vascular plants of the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.”

Feldkamp, S. and D. Parsons. 1977. “Vegetation analysis of the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.

Minnich, S. and S. Spilatro. 1979. “Comparative productivity studies of the herbaceous vegetation in various age-class communities of the Kraus Wilderness tract.” Faculty adviser: Bruce Roberts.

Wisely, D. and B. Wells. 1977. “Vegetation analysis of a transect ‘A’ Kraus Wilderness Preserve.” Faculty advisor: Jon Sanger.