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    • Habitat Usage by Birds at the Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area Chazy, New York 

      Juneau, Kevyn; Adams, Kenneth (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2006)
      The Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area (LAWMA) in northern Clinton County, New York is a popular location for birding enthusiasts. However, this study is the first comprehensive survey of bird species within major habitat ...
    • Effects of land use on periphyton chlorophyll a concentrations and biomass in Adirondack Upland Streams 

      Bulova, Jessica; Woodcock, Thomas; Mihuc, Timothy (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2006)
      In this study we examined bottom-up (light, nutrient availability) and habitat (stream velocity, stream depth) factors affecting benthic chlorophyll a and periphyton biomass in logged and Forest Preserve watershed streams ...
    • Variability in troglomorphic adaptations of a Mexican cavefish, Poecilia mexicana, from Tabasco, Mexico 

      Dieterich, Michael; Lavoie, Kathleen (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2006)
      The cavefish Poecilia mexicana, earlier known as Poecilia sphenops, is a live-bearing toothcarp or molly found only in Cueva de las Sardinas (also known as Cueva de Villa Luz or El Azufre), in Tabasco, Mexico. The cave ...
    • On integral Apollonian circle packings 

      Northshield, Sam (Journal of Number Theory, 2006)
      The curvatures of four mutually tangent circles with disjoint interior form what is called a Descartes quadruple. The four smallest curvatures of circles in an Apollonian circle packing form what is called a root Descartes ...
    • Not mixing is just as cool 

      Northshield, Sam (Mathematics Magazine, 2007)
      Newton's law of cooling, a staple of the Calculus curriculum, is an empirical law not meant for mathematical proof. However, we show it is mathematically equivalent to the intuitively appealing principle that the average ...
    • Nitrogen Cycling and Dynamics in Upland Managed and Preserved Watersheds of the Adirondack Mountains, New York 

      Stall, Christopher; Fuller, Robert; Mihuc, Timothy; Jones, Jeffry; Woodcock, Thomas (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2008)
      This study investigated nitrogen cycling differences between management systems in the Adirondacks. The definition of managed site was that there had been active logging within the past twenty-five years and the sites fit ...
    • Leaf Litter Quality in Adirondack Upland Streams: Managed vs. Preserve 

      Bombard, Victoria; Mihuc, Timothy; Jones, Jeffry; Fuller, Robert; Woodcock, Thomas (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2008)
      Leaf litter quality has an important nutritional role in headwater streams. Since upland streams are relatively small (1st order and 2nd order streams) with a dense forest canopy, primary productivity from stream macrophytes ...
    • Composition and Abundance of Stream Macroinvertebrates as a Determinant of Water Quality Up and Down Stream of the Imperial Dam, Saranac River, New York 

      Hartmann, Erika; Mihuc, Timothy (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2008)
      The removal of the Imperial Dam in Plattsburgh, New York is a subject being currently discussed by parties including city officials, Trout Unlimited and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. One concern ...
    • Do Executive Skills or Language Skills Best Predict Social Competence? 

      Hungerford, Suzanne; Gonyo, Katharine; Whitford, Shasta; Bassendowski, Nancy (2009)
      Research has shown that children with developmental language impairment are at high risk for social and behavioral problems, although the reasons for this relationship are not entirely clear. Some have proposed that language ...
    • Executive Functions and Their Relationship to Social Skills and Problem Behaviors 

      Hungerford, Suzanne; Gonyo, Katharine; Whitford, Shasta; Bassendowski, Nancy (2009)
      This study examined social, behavioral, and executive function characteristics in a group of children referred for auditory and language processing assessment. Teacher ratings of executive functions were compared to parent ...
    • Should Malingering Matter to Speech Language Pathologists? 

      Hungerford, Suzanne; Bassendowski, Nancy (2009)
      Malingering, or the intentional feigning of illnesses or disorders for secondary gain, is a financial and legal burden to society. Documented malingered disorders that are of particular interest to speech-language pathologists ...
    • The Impact of Meditative Practices on Physiology and Neurology: A Review of the Literature 

      Dooley, Christopher (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2009)
      A general awareness of meditation has grown significantly in the western world within the last fifty years yet with little accurate understanding of the nature of the practice. In addition, the broad diversity of meditative ...
    • On two types of exotic addition 

      Northshield, Sam (Aequationes Mathematicae, 2009)
      We classify, under reasonable assumptions, all differentiable functions f for which the 'secant method' [xf(y)- yf(x)]/[f(y)- f(x)] is continuous and associative. Further, we classify all differentiable functions for which ...
    • Iraq, Times Two: A Comprehensive Counterinsurgency Strategy for Afghanistan 

      DePetris, Daniel (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2009)
      While the United States continues to make military and diplomatic progress in Iraq, the situation in Afghanistan has gotten unquestionably worse over the last three years. Although the diversion of resources from the ...
    • Long-term Impact of an Ice Storm and Restoration Cutting in a Rare Pine Barren 

      Ceradini, Joseph; Dame, Caitlin; Glidden, Brian; Hays, Daniel; Livensperger, Carolyn; Schiesser, Robert; Adams, Kenneth (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2009)
      One of the more significant natural disturbances in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada in recent memory was the ice storm of January, 1998. In northern New York, thick accumulations of ice on tree ...
    • Assessment of a Forest Stand for Old-Growth Status at Point au Roche State Park, Clinton County, New York 

      Soranno, Matthew; Adams, Kenneth (Scientia Discipulorum: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2009)
      Potential old-growth stands continue to be located and quantified. Although there is no generally-accepted definition of oldgrowth, there is a set of attributes that describe old-growth forests. The Hemlock-northern hardwood ...
    • Threading The Needles of South Dakota and Storming Devils Tower of Wyoming 

      Commanda, Brandon (2010)
      For some time now it has only been a dream of mine to travel across the country to climb the classics and the natural wonders of America. For this expedition, that could rightfully be called an American safari, my team ...
    • Sea Kayaking North Carolina's Outer Banks 

      Waring, Allison; Dahlquist, Kari (2010)
      EXP 436: Senior Expedition may appear at first glance to be just one of the many courses listed on an expeditionary studies student's Curriculum Advising & Program Planning (CAPP) Report. However, an expeditionary studies ...
    • Square Roots of 2x2 Matrices 

      Northshield, Sam (2010)
      This paper is designed to pique the interest of undergraduate students who are familiar with the concepts of linear algebra. We investigate five methods of computing square roots of two-by-two matrices. Each method gives ...
    • On Stern's Diatomic Sequence 0,1,1,2,1,3,2,3,1,4,... 

      Northshield, Sam (American Mathematical Monthly, 2010)
      We investigate several of the many interesting properties of the title sequence. In particular, we focus on the combinatorics of the sequence (e.g., what the numbers count), some parallels with the Fibonacci sequence, some ...