Collins, Beverly

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A feasibility assessment of native ferns for phytoremed[i]ation of arsenic 2012 3081 Arsenic contamination is a world-wide concern. In the past, soil contaminated with arsenic was removed using heavy equipment resulting in the destruction of the environment. However, in recent years a new method, phytoremediation, removes arsenic and...
Habitat analysis of a disjunct population of the Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) 2012 3201 The northern flying squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus occurs in a variety of forest types over most of North America, with disjunct populations in the southern Appalachians, Black Hills, southern Rocky Mountains, and Sierra Nevada (Wells- Gosling and He...
Holocene environmental history of Panthertown Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina 2014 2105 Panthertown is a high-elevation valley in the Nantahala National Forest, and is one of few sites in western North Carolina with natural wetlands. Radiocarbon dating of multiple cores at a Panthertown valley wetland shows continuous deposition through...
The germination of Helonias bullata L. (Swamp pink) in response to flooded, saturated, and dry conditions 2013 1718 Poor sexual recruitment is a major conservation concern for the federally threatened, obligate wetland species Helonias bullata L. (swamp pink). Helonias predominately occurs in forested wetlands amongst hummock-hollow topography where water levels f...
Variation in germination and growth among populations of an invasive plant, Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb) Cavara and Grande 2014 919 There are many different reasons why a non-native plant species might become invasive in a novel habitat. Some studies have focused on trying to determine the genetic structure of an invasive species. Other studies have investigated whether they a...
Impacts of an invasive grass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus on growth and survival of the native herb, Impatiens capensis Meerb. 2015 567 Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus is an invasive annual grass in the eastern United States. It can form dense monocultures along roads and forest understories, displacing native species due to its superior ability to compete for light and soil r...
The role of the soil seed bank in Southern Appalachian wildfire response 2018 139 Wildfire disturbance is likely to increase in Southern Appalachian forests due to climate change and anthropogenic land-use changes. The soil seedbank can be a source of plant community response after this disturbance. Fire can affect seeds and seed ...
Effects of variations in tree canopy openness, prey abundance, and abiotic factors on bat activity in the Nantahala National Forest 2018 61 Early successional habitat is known to be a source of foraging habitat for bats, and studies have shown that bat activity is higher in disturbed and open vegetation structures. This study analyzed the importance of early successional habitat, created...
Wildfire effects on small mammals in Western North Carolina 2019 33 Fire can impact an ecosystem by changing environmental factors and small mammal abundances. Historically, wildfires have been uncommon in high elevation northern hardwood forests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In addition, little is known abo...