Here at Black Hills State University we are actively engaged in research throughout the year. If you are interested in doing research contact one of thefaculty members with the same interest to propose your plan.
POSTED RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Sensitive Herpetofauna of the Black Hills National Forest by Nate Stephens and Brian Smith The Black Hills is home to 23 species of reptiles and amphibians, several of which are rare. The United States Forest Service considers four species of particular concern and classifies them as sensitive species on the Black Hills National Forest... read more.
Microbial Inhibition in Response to Treatments of Hydrogen Peroxide and Formalin on Landlocked Fall Chinook Salmon Eyed Eggs as Determined by Scanning Electron Microscopyby Hans Stephenson, Mike Barnes, and Mark Gabel Scanning electron microscopy was used to compare microbial growth in landlocked fall Chinook salmon eggs receiving daily 15 min treatments of 1,667mg/L. formalin, 700 mg/L. hydrogen peroxide treatments, or no chemical treatments during incubation in vertical-flow incubators from egg eye-up to hatch. In eggs that were not chemically treated, bacterial numbers significantly increased...read more.
OTHER STUDENT RESEARCH:
Brandi Wood traveled in Hawaii with Dr. Steve Anderson to assess the distribution of pahoehoe lava flow surface morphology at Kilauea volcano, and used the results as the basis for comparison to similar flows on the Martian surface. Brandi coauthored a paper presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science conference and two others that were published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Brandi Wood was funded by a Nelson Scholarship.
Black Hills State University's Faculty is very active in research throughout the year. With their broad range of research interests, the faculty can assist and guide students in the development their own research. If a student is interested in doing research, they should contact one of the faculty members with the same interest to propose their plan.
David Bergmann: Bacterial oxidation of ammonia and methane, microbial ecology.
Holly Downing: Behavior, nest construction, and glandular development in social insects.
Audrey Gabel: Survey of Black Hills fungi; mycology
Mark L. Gabel: Flora of the Black Hills, systematics of Poaceae, Miocene flora of the Great Plains
Charles F. Lamb: Comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy and the ecology of aquatic insects.