Listing of Sitting Bull College Research

List of Research Projects at Sitting Bull College (2016 – 2017)

As of April 19, 2017

Research Projects of ENS Associate Students and Costa Rica Research Participants – Advisor Renae Schmitt

Current Projects (spring 2017):

Comparison of raptor species richness and abundance during winter and spring migration surveys

Student: Jaimie Archambault

 

Effects of selenium on plant survival, growth, and reproduction

Student: Kylie Harrison

 

Proposed Projects of ENS Associate Students (spring 2017 – winter 2018) –Advisor Renae Schmitt

Macroinvertebrate communities in an irrigation canal system in Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica.

Student: Jaimie Archambault

 

Effects of different cultivation techniques on the growth of native prairie plants

Student: Curtis Codotte

 

Effects of disturbance on macroinvertebrate communities in the Grand River

Student: Chelsea Chasing Hawk.

 

Behavior of the green iguana (Iguana iguana): effects of microclimate and body size

Student: Sheena Gladue.

 

Factors affecting microclimate conditions in a dry tropical forest, Costa Rica

Student: Kylee Harrison.

 

Comparison of winter and spring diets of coyotes (Canis latrans) in mixed-grass prairie and rangeland

Student: Melanie Howard.

 

Effects of different soil inoculations on the establishment and survival of the prairie turnip (Psoralea esculenta)

Student: Frankie Howard.

 

Effects of bison grazing on soil properties

Student: Paul Miner.

 

 

 

 

Research Projects of ENS Bachelor Degree Students – Advisor Mafany Mongoh

 

A Survey of Amphibian (frogs/toads) Using Calls to Identify Species Type

Student: Tonya Tuntland, 4 Year Project

 

Migration of Western Painted Turtles on Standing Rock

Student: Larissa Wolf Necklace, 4 Year Project

 

Ecological Interactions between Snakes and Bison: A Herpetofauna Diversity Survey of Snakes on a Bison Grazing Pasture on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Student: JP Holmes, 4 Year Project (May change)

Funded: NARCH

 

Effects of Microbial Biodegradation on Sustainable Bio-based Polymers

Student: Josh W. Silk, 4 Year Project

Funded: EPSCoR

 

Fish Diversity in Tributaries along the Missouri River

Student: Saul Bobtail Bear, 4 Year Project

 

Understanding the Synthesis Procedure for a Model Compound Polymer with Photo-degradation Ability made from FDCA and a Nitro-Phototrigger

Students: Josh W. Silk and Saul Bobtail Bear

Funded: EPSCoR

Effects of Sustainable Bio-based Polymers on Microbial Growth

Student: Josh W. Silk

Funded: EPSCoR

 

Research Projects of MS Degree Student – Advisor Gary Halvorson

 

Lead Concentrations in River Sediments as Affected by Clay Content

Student: Clayton Lupe

Funded: NSF-TCUP and American Indian College Fund

 

Faculty Projects

 

Preventing Collapse in Tribal Bison Herds

Faculty: Margaret Knox

Funded: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-CARE

Sustainable Polymer Biodegradation Using a Microbial Pathway

Faculty: Mongoh

Funded: EPSCoR

 

Novel Energy/Resource-Efficient Building Material Derived from Rapidly Renewable Materials

Faculty: Mongoh

Funded: EPSCoR Emerging Competitive Seed Award

 

Ecological Interactions at the Micro-scale: Applying Concepts of Parasitology and Zoonoses to Habitat Processes

Faculty: Mongoh

Funded: NARCH

 

 

SBC Research Projects Prior to 2016

From the Environmental Science 2006-2010 Program Review

Guinn, J.E. and A. Two Bears. In Press. Morphological characteristics of western painted turtles on Standing Rock Reservation. Prairie Naturalist.

Guinn, J.E. and P. Isakson. In Press. Spiny softshell turtle range expansion to North Dakota and Standing Rock Reservation. Prairie Naturalist.

Guinn, J.E. and K. Haas. (No Date). Long-tailed weasel nest predation of Loggerhead Shrike in North Dakota. Reviewed and returned by Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

 

PLATFORM/ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

Jones, D. 2009. Morphological variation of Rhamdia guatamalensis in Costa Rica’s anthropogenic and natural river systems.  FALCON (First Americans Land-grant College Network) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Two Bears, A., K. Haas, C.A. Haas, J.E. Guinn. 2008. Initial fledgling dispersal of Loggerhead Shrike determined by radio telemetry. FALCON (First Americans Land-grant College Network) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Two Bears, A. and J.E. Guinn. 2008. Morphological characteristics of western painted turtles on Standing Rock Reservation. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting, Grand Fork, ND

Stonefish, D. 2008. Testing optimal foraging theory at a reservoir lake in North Dakota. American Indian Heritage Day, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Stonefish, D. 2007. Testing optimal foraging theory at a reservoir lake in North Dakota. National AISES Conference, Phoenix, AZ. (Best Presentation Award)

Two Bears, A. 2007. Morphological characteristics of western painted turtles on Standing Rock Reservation. National AISES Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Two Bears, A. and J.E. Guinn. 2010. Nesting responses of Loggerhead Shrike and Brown Thrashers to annual precipitation and temperature from 1994-2009.  North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Mandan, ND.

Stonefish, A.J. and D. Buresh. 2010. Assessing the impact of rice and sugar cane agriculture on the water quality of anthropogenic water systems in Costa Rica: a study using macroinvertebrates as water quality indicators. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Minot, ND.

Shields, C. and J.E. Guinn. 2010. Northern leopard frog distribution and morphology in Sioux County, North Dakota. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Minot, ND.

Black Hoop, H.L. and D.J. Buresh. 2010. Impacts on water infiltration rates resulting from prairie dog inhabitance: a comparison of prairie dog colonies and adjacent lands. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Minot, ND.

White Mountain, S. and D. Buresh. 2010. Comparison of water quality associated with 2009 water levels in Sioux County Stock Dams. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Minot, ND.

Montclair, C.L. and D.J. Buresh. 2010. Occurrence of minnow species in new versus permanent water systems in Sioux County. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Minot, ND.

Jones, D. 2009. Morphological variation of Rhamdia guatamalensis in Costa Rica’s anthropogenic and natural river systems.  Palo Verde National Park NUTRO Seminar Series, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Luger, P. and J.E. Guinn. 2009. Geospatial analysis of the effects of human-induced wetland fire on semi-fossorial turtles in Palo Verde, Costa Rica.  Northern Plains Biological Symposium, Grand Forks, ND.

Two Bears, A., K. Haas, C.A. Haas, and J.E. Guinn. 2009. Initial fledgling dispersal of Loggerhead Shrike determined by radio telemetry. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND.

Jones, D., J.E. Guinn, and J. Ducheneaux. 2009.  Importance of grassland habitat for overwintering rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) on Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND.

Murphy, J., A. Rookey, J.E. Guinn, and P. Isakson. 2008. Spiny softshell turtle range expansion, North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society meeting, Grand Forks, ND.  (Best Poster Award).

Jones, D., J.E. Guinn, and J. Ducheneaux. 2008.  Importance of grassland habitat for overwintering rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) on Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. Raptor Research Foundation conference, Missoula, MT.

Murphy, J., A. Rookey, J.E. Guinn, and P. Isakson. 2008. Spiny softshell turtle range expansion.  American Indian Heritage Day, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Stonefish, D. 2007. Indigenous knowledge and animal husbandry of Reindeer in Norway, National FALCON Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

From the Environmental Science 2010-2015 Program Review

  • Adam Baker – Impacts on Groundwater Resulting from Cattle Inhabitance
  • Audra Stonefish – Using Macroinvertebrates as indicators of Water Quality in Anthropogenic Water Systems of Costa Rica
  • Bruz Van Dusen – Tracking Northern Pike Movement on Froelich Dam Using Radio Telemetry
  • Erica Loafer – Pilot Study Examining the Use of Clove Oil Anesthetic on Northern Pike (Esox lucius)
  • Harriet Black Hoop – Analyzing Mercury in Turtle Shells and Claws: A Comparison of Snapping Turtles and Painted Turtles
  • Palani Luger – Determining Movement Patterns of Guatemalan Catfish (Rhamdia guatemalensis) in Rice Field Canals of Costa Rica Using Radio Telemetry
  • Sean White Mountain – Small Mammal Response to Rangeland Fire
  • Sunshine Claymore – Banded Tetra (Astyanax aeneus) in Anthropogenic Water Systems of Costa Rica: A Study Determining Population Estimates
  • Maurice Little Bear – Occurrence of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 in Watering Points around open Pasture Cattle in Ranches on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
  • LaLynn Antell – Nutrient Status of Vegetation around Prairie Dog Infested Rangelands
  • Bruz Van Dusen – Indigenous Corn Reintroduction
  • Ann Solano — A Comparative and Multi Element Analysis of Water Quality on Lake Sakakawea.
  • Koby Sommer – Mosquito Genera Comparisons Within Various Habitats in a Tropical Dry Forest Biome
  • Jonathan Holmes — Determining Movement Patterns of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Rice Field Canals of Costa Rica Using Radio Telemetry
  • Bruz Van Dusen – Comparing Soil Characteristics Among Rice Fields, Cane Sugar Fields, and Natural Marshes of the Costa Rican Tropical Dry Forest Biome
  • Sunshine Claymore – Effects of Vegetation on the Microclimate of a Mango Tree Stand in Costa Rica
  • Tonya Tuntland – Sediment Properties of Benthic Environments of Lentic System on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
  • Maurianna Loretto – Understanding Behavior and Ecology of Bison on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
  • LaLynn Antell – Biosorption of iron (Fe) and lead (Pb) in Aqueous Solution Using Banana Peels