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Events from 2017

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Effect of Drought on Resin Production in Woody Stems of Rhus ovata, Sydney T. Adams, Melody Young, and Moriah Hall

Hydraulic Mechanisms of Fungal-Induced Dieback in a Keystone Chaparral Species during Unprecedented Drought in California, Natalie M. Aguirre, Marissa E. Ochoa, Helen I. Holmlund, Frank E. Ewers, and Stephen D. Davis

Effects of stream flow rate on caddisfly case building, Morgan A. Clark

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Carbon Black Exposure Induces Alterations in Mitochondrial Morphology in Human Lung Cells: A Software-Based Quantitative Analysis, Jennifer D. Duff, Brianna K. LaFerney, Celina Y. Jones, Penn M. McClatchey, and Jay Brewster

Comparison of Leaf Water Potential, Stomatal Conductance, and Chlorophyll Fluorescence between an Invasive Weed, Schinus molle, and a native Chaparral Shrub, Ceanothus spinosus, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Adam L. Fahey, Harry Zhou, and Katie Callahan

Prevalence of Airborne Spores Causing the Spread of Fungal Disease in Laurel Sumac, Malosma laurina, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Cristian M. Garcia, Alexandra N. Case, and Bashir J. Chuma

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The Effect of Water Levels on Crayfish Aggression, Emory B. Johnson and Sarah E. Blase

Effect of Site on Aggressive Behavior in Procambarus clarkii, Brett K. Muramoto 4992586, Wenting He, Jun Lee, and Nabeel Afzal

Empirical evaluation of the lone star tick’s theoretical niche through experimentation, William Ota and Javier Monzon

The Effect of an Amphibian Toxin on an Invasive Snail, William Ota, Braden S. Olsen, Gary Bucciarelli, and Lee Kats

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Plant Water Relations during Drought-Induced Dieback in Greenbark Ceanothus, Ceanothus spinosus, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Christopher F. Ross and Andrew Palaski

Maximum Photosynthetic Rates Correspond to Life History Type among Eight Fern Species in the Santa Monica Mountains, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Helen I. Holmlund, Victoria Lekson, Paul Chung, Nicole A. Nakamatsu, Jarmila Pittermann, and Stephen D. Davis

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Progression of Activity and Predator Avoidance in California Grunion Larvae, Callyn E. Shelley

A Comparison of Water Potential, Photosynthetic Rate, Electron Transport Rate, and Stomatal Conductance between Native Malosma laurina and Exotic Schinus molle, Karagan L. Smith, Agatha C. Heng, and Viridiana Hernandez-Lopez

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Genetic Effects of California Drought on Helix aspersa populations at Pepperdine University, Dylan J. Waddill, Edward Santos, Sydney Sauter, Anne Manganellio, and Joseph Lee

Climate Change’s Potential Effects on the Embryonic Development of Leuresthes tenuis, Alora Yarbrough and Karen Martin

Events from 2016

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Root Hydraulic Conductance in Malosma laurina Experiencing Severe Dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains, Natalie M. Aguirre 5861995, Avery Davis, and Sarah Nelson

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The effect of nitrate on the release of glucose into the hemolymph of crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Alec R. Flores, Lee Kats, David Green, and Gary Bucciarelli

Extensive Dieback in Malosma laurina in Coastal Exposures of the Santa Monica Mountains Associated with Unprecedented Drought in California, Gina S. Gilderman, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, and Gabriella N. Palmeri

Seasonal changes in tissue water relations for eight species of ferns during historic drought in California, Helen I. Holmlund, Victoria Lekson, Breahna Gillespie, Nicole A. Nakamatsu, Amanda M. Burns, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Jarmila Pittermann, and Stephen D. Davis

Nanoparticle-induced Stress Leads to Elevated Reactive Oxygen Species, Punctate Mitochondria, and Apoptosis in Human Lung Cells, Celina Jones and Emily Blair

A Discrete Mathematical Model of Newt Population Dynamics in Santa Monica Mountain Streams During a Period of Drought, Marjorie T. Jones

Changes in Spawning Events of the California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis, in Los Angeles County, Emily R. Pierce, Karen L. Martin, and Vincent Quach

Drought-Induced Fungal Infection Causes Severe Dieback in Malosma laurina in the Santa Monica Mountains, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Helen I. Holmlund, Shaquetta Reese, and Gabriella N. Palmeri

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The Impact of Turbidity on the Predator-Prey Relationship between Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and Pacific Tree Frog (Pseudacris regilla) Tadpoles, Daniel Suh

Events from 2015

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Differential Survival of Chaparral Shrub Species in Response to Historic Drought in California, Hannah Dario

Effect of Toxicity on Response to Predator Stimuli in Poison Dart Frogs, Arthur Garnica, Braden S. Olsen, Taylor Stucky, Daniel Suh, Maxwell Kenyon, Madeline Frohling, and Mariah Taylor

Comparative Foliar Water Uptake and Leaf Hydrophobicity among Eight Species of California Ferns, Victoria Lekson, Helen I. Holmlund, Stephen D. Davis, Nicole A. Nakamatsu, and Amanda M. Burns

Human Predation Affects Grunion Spawning Events, Emily R. Pierce, Karen L. Martin, and Vince V. Quach

Correlation Between Freezing Sites and Xylem Vessel Diameter for Three Chaparral Species of the Santa Monica Mountains, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Theadora V. Ordog, and Nicole A. P. M. K. O. M. Nakamatsu

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Comparison of Downstream Cell Survival Responses in HUVECs and HLECs During VEGF Signaling, Haley Smith

Submissions from 2014

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Reduced Ability of Drought-Effected Plants to Assimilate Carbon Dioxide, Adrian Alvarado, Francisco De Mendiola, Julia Namkoong, and Yunni Zhai

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Drought-Induced Mortality in Malosma Iaurina and Ceanothus megacarpus in Response to California's Changing Climate, Stefano Berrios, Stefani Francisco, and Olivia Kim

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Measuring Performance of a Weedy Species (Nicotania glauca) vs. a Native Species (Venegasia Carpesioides) on the Pepperdine Campus, Emily J. Blair, Zach G. Coffman, and Celina Y. Jones

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Measuring Photosynthesis to Evaluate Photoprotection by Anthocyanins in Malosma laurina, Jorge Bojorkez-Calderon and Hannah Imson

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The Mechanical Strength of Malosma laurina Leaves Corresponds with Survivability During Extreme Drought, Alexander Booth, Alexander Corwin, and Matthew Chung

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Effects of Personal Gardens on the Reduction of Atmospheric CO2 and Climate Change, Jacqueline N. Brody, Paige L. Elson, and Brittany V. New

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Seedling Survival after Novel Drought-Induced Germination in Ceanothus megacarpus, Amanda M. Burns

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The Effects of Carbon Black on Cell Viability, Abigail Calixto and Jay Brewster

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Leaf Foliar Absorption in Pentagramma triangularis and Polypodium californicum, Justin Choe, Carlos Larios, William Prorok, and Emily Rose Pierce

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Assessment of p38 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in regulating apoptosis during low and high ER stress, Zachary G. Coffman

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Differential Survival of Chaparral Shrub Species in Response to Severe Drought, Hannah Dario

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Community Structure and Differential Mortality of Chaparral during Extreme Drought, Keb Doak, Allison Hubbard, and Alawna Jamison

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Ethnobotanical Promotion of Fibroblast Growth Using Yerba Santa Extract, Carletta F. Dobbins, Paige A. Sutherland, and Emily A. Woods

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Ethnobotanical Promotion of Fibroblast Growth Using Yerba Santa Extract, Carlie F. Dobbins, Paige A. Sutherland, and Emily A. Woods

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Coreopsis gigantea and Ice Plant Relationship on Point Dume, Lizzie Fichtner, McCartney Ruff, and Sean Hanson

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Cardiovascular Health Among US and Argentine University Students: A Comparative Study of Behaviors and Risk Factors, Gina Fitzgerald and Gabriella Smith

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Extracts of Trichostema lanatum inhibit the growth of gram-positive bacteria and an Escherichia coli ΔtolC mutant strain, Matthew C. Fleming

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The regulatory effect of semaphorin 7A on proliferation and migration in human umbilical vein endothelial cells, Steven R. Fleming

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Leaf Mechanical Strength Corresponds to Tissue Water Relations in Twelve Species of California Ferns, Breahna M. Gillespie, Stephen D. Davis, and Jarmila Pitterman

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Relationship between Dehydration Tolerance of California Ferns and the Mechanical Strength of their Stipes, Helen I. Holmlund, Jarmila Pitterman, and Stephen D. Davis

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Planetary Heat Sink Uncouples Temperature Increase from Rising CO2: Climate Change Hiatus Explained, Monica Houweling, Megan Gavitt, and Jean Kim

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Water Analysis of the Malibu Lagoon and Pacific Ocean, Emily E. K. Kelly, Jillian S. Unruh, and Maxwell K. Gamboa

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Influence of Temperature on the Tensile Strength of Spider Silk (Araneus gemmoides), Victoria Lekson

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Foliar Water Uptake and Resurrection: Mechanisms of Drought Tolerance in Eight Species of Ferns in the Santa Monica Mountains, Victoria M. Lekson

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Nanoparticle exposure activates an inositol triphosphate receptor-dependent elevation of reactive oxygen species and apoptosis in human alveolar lung cells, Briana Manes and Sarah Alvarado

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What You Can Do About the Negative Effects of Methane, JB Maza, Laurel Rodewald, and Ashley Thurmond

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Measuring Water Potential Among Crassula ovata and Heteromeles arbutifolia, Monét McNally, Stephanie Yakupitiyage, and Jamille Lockhart

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Flow-induced dilation of skeletal muscle feed arteries: relevance to exercise hyperemia , Brittni M. Moore and Jeffrey L. Jasperse

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Initial Post-Fire Resprout Success of Q. agrifolia, J. californica, and P. racemosa in Sycamore Canyon, Frida Morales, Sawyer McGale, Drew Bowers, Zahra Madraswala, and Michael Mori

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Relating Leaf Temperature on Malosma Laurina to Leaf Proximity From Soil, Brooks O'Hea and Kevin Morgan

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Effect of Shear Stress Direction on Endothelial Function and eNOS Phosphorylation in Soleus Feed Arteries, Blanca B. Perez, Jay Brewster, and Jeffrey Jasperse

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Enzymatic Activity in the Chorion for Hatching in the California Grunion, Emily R. Pierce, Vince V. Quach, and Karen L. Martin

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Comparison of Photosynthetic Ability In Single and Double Palisade Parenchyma Leaves in Southern California, Vincent Quach, Ryan Sauer, Haley Smith, and Christian Wright

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Correlation Between Freezing Sites and Xylem Vessel Diameter for Three Chaparral Species of the Santa Monica Mountains, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Theodora V. Ordog, and Nicole A.P.M.K.O.M. Nakamatsu

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Nutrient Return to Soil in the Santa Monica Mountains after Combustion , Taylor Brooke Shapiro, Antonia Freund, and Megan Chou

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Elevation’s Effect on Malosma laurinais Leaf Size, Callyn E. Shelley and Nathan R. Gehring

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Comparison of Downstream Cell Survival Responses in HUVECs and HLECs During VEGF Signaling, Haley M. Smith and Thomas Vandergon

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VEGFR-2 and VEGFR-3 Expression as a Function of Jagged-1 Over-Expression in HUVEC Cells, Caleb Stubbs

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Post-fire Recovery of Juglans californica in Sycamore Canyon: gas exchange performance of unburned mature and burned epicormic and basal resprouts, Taylor Stucky and Gabby Gurule-Small

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Effects of UV-radiation on feeding behavior in Dendrobates tinctorius, Taylor S. Stucky and Arthur Garnica

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Climate Change and Drought in California, Jake Szarzynski, Wei Zhang, and Brennan Tatem

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The Effects of Higher and Lower CO2 Levels in the Atmosphere on the Photosynthetic Rates and Stomatal Conductance of Malosma laurina in The Santa Monica Mountains, Victoria A. Thorsen, Maverick E. Turner, and Colby P. Harriman

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Relationship Between Canopy Location and Tensile Strength of Leave of Heteromeles arbutifolia in Malibu, CA, Elena Witham, Melinda Marchiano, and Danielle Reynolds

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Relationship Between Canopy Location and Tensile Strength of Leaves of Heteromeles arbutifolia in Malibu, CA, Elena Witham, Melinda Marchiano, and Danielle Reynolds

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A Selected Surveyo f Ocean Acidifcation's Effect on Coccolithophore and other Marine Ecosystems, Taylor Zaw, Joel Wood, and Anthony Gonzalez

Submissions from 2013

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Carbon Black and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Differentially Activate Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in A549 Human Alveolar Epithelial Cells, Sarah Alvarado, Brianna Manes, and Jay L. Brewster

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Top and Bottom Photosynthetic Activity in Nerium oleander and Pandanus baptistii, Ryan Arima and Jacob Gonzalez

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Comparative Study of the Mechanical Strength in Two Species of Ferns: Polystichum munitum and Pteridium aquilinum, Russell P. Baetiong, Victoria M. Lekson, and Olivier B. Monty

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Fire Edge Effect on Water Potential and Stomatal Conductance in Salvia leucophylla, Brigid N. Bergin, Paul Chung, and Laura C. Miranda

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Difference in Water Status between Oak Trees (Quercus berberidifolia) with Brown and Green Leaves During Severe Drought, Mia Bryant, Hannah Dario, and Cameron Kline

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Impact of Reclaimed Water on Photosynthetic Performance in Green Bark Ceanothus (Ceanothus spinosus), Erika De Leener, Michael L. Gribble, Joshua D. Volkmar, and Luo J. Zhao

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Using the Unispec to Test the Difference in Reflectance of the Yellow Petals of Encelia californica, Encelia farinosa, and Spartium junceum, Mariam E. Fam and Valerie E. Espinoza

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An Ethnobotanical approach to finding antimicrobial compounds in wooly blue curls (Trichostema lanatum) using a Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion assay, Matthew C. Fleming and P. Matthew Joyner

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The Regulatory Effect of Semaphorin 7A on Proliferation and Migration in Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells, Steven R. Flemming and Donna Nofziger-Plank

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Leaf Mechanical Strength Corresponds to Water Relations in Twelve Species of California Ferns, Breahna Gillespie

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The Effect of Shear Stress, Potassium, and Adenosine on α-1 Adrenergic Vasoconstriction of Rat Soleus Feed Arteries, Tanner J. Heckle and Jeffrey Jasperse

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Immunomodulatory Activity of Sambucus mexicana and Trichostema lanatum on LPS Stimulated RAW 264.7 Macrophage Cells, Victoria Hester and P. Matthew Joyner

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Variation in Mechanical Strength of Ferns in the Santa Monica and Santa Cruz Mountains, Helen I. Holmlund

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Mechanical Strength Comparison of Hydrated and Dehydrated Pteridium Stems, Michelle I. Kang, Kevin M. Ko, John H. Noh, and Veronica R. Vega

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Post-fire Recovery of Juglans californica in Sycamore Canyon: Water Potential and Site Characterization, Ariel Lan, Caitlin Thompson, and Victoria Lekson

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Varying Carbon Dioxide Levels and its Effects on Malsoma laurina’s Photosynthetic Rate, John A. Lawlor, Dustyn T. Zierman-Felix, and Michael P. Schlagel

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Post-fire Recovery of Juglans californica in Sycamore Canyon: Vessel Length, Shading, Water Use Efficiency and Water Status, Victoria Lekson and Anushree Mahajan

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Lysophosphatidic Acid Stimulates Lymphangiogenesis in Human Lymphatic Endothelial Cells, John Macbeth and Donna Nofziger-Plank

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The Survivin and cIAP1 Anti-apoptotic Proteins are Differentially Downregulated in Response to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Vicki Mercado and Jay L. Brewster

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The Effect of Freezing Conditions on Xylem Diameter of Malosma laurina and Umbellularia californica in the Santa Monica Mountains, Nicole A.P.M.K.O.M. Nakamatsu, Theadora V. Ordog, and Kaitlyn E. Sauer

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Effect of Shear Stress on ecNOS Expression and Dilation in Soleus Feed Arteries, Blanca Perez, Jay L. Brewster, and Jeffrey Jasperse

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The Effects of Leaf Hydration on Light Reflectance in Salvia leucophylla and S. mellifera, Logan A. Schmitz, Kolina Mah-Ginn, and Hayley Presthus

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A Comparison of Water Availability in Coastal Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) and California Bay (Umbellularia californica) at Top and Bottom of Hillsides at Malibu Creek State Park, California, Jake Szarzynski, Marley Biyendolo, Jeremy Goldenetz, and Ann Alcazar

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Evaluating ITPR-dependence of Apoptotic Signaling from the Endoplasmic Reticulum, Agustin Vargas and Jay L. Brewster