This series features exemplary undergraduate student research from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, including selected senior theses, honors work, research reports, data sets, and other academic and creative projects completed by undergraduate students in Pepperdine University's Seaver College.

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Research from 2016

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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

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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

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Comparison of Nighttime Stomatal Conductance in Malosma laurnia and Encelia californica, Stephanie R. Kaplan, Jessica T. Gash, and Hannah H. Ziegler

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Allelopathic compounds in Adenostoma fasciculatum leaves may inhibit seed germination of Ceanothus megacarpus, Olivia L. Le Sage, Shamiran C. Prater, and Christian M. Botello

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Botryosphaeria dothidea impacts relative water abundance in Malosma laurina, Andrew Lozano, Michael Gribble, and Jared Delapaz

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The Effect of Temperature on Root Nodulation and Growth in Glycine max, Brooke O’Neill and Katherine Kawachi

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The Effects of Human Involvement: A Study of Transplanted Nassella pulchra in a Competitive Environment, Miranda Prints, Summer Ngo, and Taylor Purdy

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The Effect of Water Deficit on Photosynthetic Properties of Salvia leucophylla, Brianna Scott, Theadora Ordog, and Alexis Lordi

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Effects of Drought on Antimicrobial Properties of a Chaparral Indicator Species — Adenostoma fasciculatum, Andrew Shute, Jennifer Duff, and Salina Pearce-Harris

Research from 2015

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Root Hydraulic Conductance in Laurel Sumac Experiencing Severe Dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains, Natalie M. Aguirre, Avery N. Davis, and Sarah B. Nelson

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Fitness Parameters in Malosma laurina Seedlings Growing Near and Away from Invasive Brassica nigra, Natalie M. Aguirre, Agustin Vargas, and Phoebe Shin

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Morphological Changes in Malosma laurina Due to Prolonged Drought in the Santa Monica Mountains, Grace S. M. Bae, Majie C. Foster, MaryElizabeth S. Stein, and Mariah K. Taylor

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The Effects of Salinity on the Photosynthetic Rate of Limonium californicum, Adriana J. Borges, Elizabeth S. Chau, and Justine M. McKitrick

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Effects of Drought on Malosma laurina Leaves, Suk Ho (Josh) Chang, Jingyi Chen, and Sarah B. Nelson

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Seedling Resprouts of Adenostoma fasciculatum Between Wildfire Cycles are Promoted by Environmental Conditions that Mimic Fire-Like Environments, Lexe Evans, Teal Speece, and Stephen D. Davis

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Effects of High Light Exposure on Photosynthetic Rate and Fluorescence of Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia, Alec Flores, Gina Gilderman, and Hannah Dario

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Water Poverty in California’s Rural Disadvantaged Communities, Alyssa J. Galik

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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

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Correlation between Hydration and Reflectance of Yellow Petals on Encelia californica, Jayci M. Givens, Kaylee A. Nussbaum, and Caitin R. Kawata

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Correlation between Hydration and Reflectance of Yellow Petals on Encelia californica, Jayci M. Givens, Kaylee A. Nussbaum, and Caitlin R. Kawata

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Reversing Stereotypes: The Good Black Man America Has Yet to Know, Alexandria Harris

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Asian American Congressional Representation, Christine Kim

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Difference in Chaparral Species Population on the North and South Aspect on Pepperdine University Campus, Alexandra N. Lozano, Drew N. Rasmussen, and Ashlyn L. Rawls

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A Necessity of Morals, Austin McElrath

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Recent Dieback in a Keystone Chaparral Species is Caused by a Fungal Pathogen, Botryosphaeria dothidea, Frida Morales and Mariah Taylor