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Events from 2016

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

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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

Malosma laurina Dieback Associated with Fungal Induced Loss in Hydraulic Conductivity and Photosynthesis, Gabriella N. Palmeri, Shaquetta R. Reese, Helen I. Holmlund, Frank W. Ewers, and Stephen D. Davis

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

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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

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 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

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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

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

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

Novel Seed Germination in Response to California’s Historic Drought May Deplete Soil Seed Banks, Amanda M. Burns, Victoria M. Lekson, Helen I. Holmlund, and Stephen D. Davis

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

Differential Survival of Chaparral Shrub Species in Response to Severe Drought, Hannah Dario and Stephen D. Davis

Premature Seed Germination and High Seedling Mortality in a Chaparral shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) Caused by Severe Drought in Calfiornia, Lexe Evans, Teal Speece, and Stephen D. Davis

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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

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

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 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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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

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

Comparative Foliar Water Uptake and Leaf Hydrophobicity in Island versus Mainland Ferns, Victoria M. Lekson, Helen I. Holmlund, Nicole A. Nakamatsu, Amanda M. Burns, and Stephen D. Davis

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

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Possible Fungal Infection Leading to Malosma laurina Dieback, Gabriella N. Palmeri, Braden S. Olsen, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, and Stephen D. Davis

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

Research 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

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

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

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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

Research 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