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Collins, Beverly

WCU

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A feasibility assessment of native ferns for phytoremed[i]ation of arsenic 2012 732 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 857 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 105 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 12 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 4 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...