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Katherine Christopher ’16, Kathryn Kurchena ’16 and Sonia Sandoval ’16 recently presented their senior thesis research at the Northeast Natural History Conference in Springfield, N.Y. 

Christopher’s talk was “Impact of Predators on the Survival of Engorged Ixodes Scapularis (Black-Legged Ticks).” Kurchena’s was “Identification of Host Species via Isotopic Signature in Black-Legged Ticks.” Sandoval’s was “Invasive Black Locust’s Legacy Effects on Nitrogen Cycling in the Albany Pine Bush.” 

Kathleen LoGiudice, professor of biology, advised Christopher and Kurchena’s projects. Jeffrey Corbin, associate professor of biology, advised Sandoval’s research. 

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