Eco-Informatics Summer Institute 2015: Presentations and summary papers

"Living in the H.J. Andrews Forest was an inspiring and rejuvenating experience - I loved learning about field work, exploring other parts of Oregon on the weekends, being exposed to different scientific research, and living amidst so much beauty. The mentors also encouraged us to select projects that aligned with our individual interests." - 2015 Participant

Impacts of channel features on feeding windows of juvenile salmonids
Mentors: Desirée Tullos, Cara Walter, and Dana Warren

  • Carson Smith, Benjamin Freiberg, and Erin Howard: Effects of drift supplementation and altered channel complexity on the foraging distance of coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) (ppt) (paper) (video)

Physical modeling of the feedbacks between invasive riparian species, hydraulics, and bed form evolution
Mentors: Desirée Tullos, Cara Walter, and Susan Elliott

  • Brian Draeger and Nathan Sadowsky: The Notorious R.C.G.: Hydraulics Around Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris Arundinaceae) (ppt)
  • Brian Draeger: An Analysis of Reed Canary Grass and its Effect on Flow Resistance (paper) (results)
  • Nathan Sadowsky: Velocity Profiles through Emergent Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris Arundinaceae) (paper)

Plant-pollinator networks in a changing forest landscape
Mentors: Julia Jones, Thomas Dietterich, and Kate Jones

  • Anna Young: Changes in Phenology of Flowering, Correlation with Climate Variability, and Response of Honeybees (ppt) (paper)
  • Ashley Sanders, Marissa Childs, and Emelie Traub: An Analysis of Long-term Data Consistency and a Proposal to Standardize Flower Survey Methods for the EISI Pollinator Project (paper)
  • Marissa Childs: Predicting plant-pollinator interactions using flower abundance (ppt) (paper)
  • Emelie Traub and Levi Stovall : Comparison of Reproductive Efficiency between Generalist and Specialist Plant Species (paper)