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Past Student Plant Research Exhibits

Student Plant Scholarship Exhibit 2021

Matthew Brockway, Emilia Gilsdorf, Nayana Bhatnagar, Kyle Anne Elliott Drought Tolerance and Palisade Cell Size
Abdullah Bhurgri, Rebal Hassouneh, Patrick Ngo, Mina Niki, Ali Haider Shah Bean Yield and Resource Allocation in Drought and Well-Watered Conditions
Arthur Hsin-Wu Hsu and Soo-Hyung Kim Temperature sensitivity of seed germination in four common conifer species from different altitudes in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Arthur Hsin-Wu Hsu, M Stuke, and Soo-Hyung Kim Specialty Crop Multi-State Program – Climate Ready Landscape Plants

Past Student Posters

Botanic Garden Student Theses and Projects

Student Plant Scholarship Exhibit 2020


Elizabeth Housley A Bouquet of Benefits
Arthur Hsu Differential Effects of Winter and Spring Warming on the Timing of Cherry Blossoms across a Latitudinal Gradient
Kristi Park, Vanessa Lee and LA322 and LA422 students Coast Salish Indigenous Plants
Nikoli Stevens Fungus Among Us
Erynne Van Zee MLK Way Phytoremediation Boulevard

May 10 – May 30 2019


Jon Backus Ecological Restoration Project Planning in the Union Bay Natural Area; A synthesis of restoration techniques for varying site goals
Ellison Heil Restoration Appalachia: A Visual and Literacy Analysis of Ecological Disturbance and Restoration Potentials in the Central Appalachian Coal Fields
Arthur Hsu Does Warming Temperature Delay or Advance Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC, USA?
Stephen J. Munro The Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks: Supplemental Historic Grounds Report and Management Plan for Inclusion in Lake Washington Ship Canal Project Master Planning
Alyssa Pippel Amphibians of Union Bay Natural Area: Assessing and Restoring the Habitat Corridor

May 11 – May 31 2018


Jake Betzen Bigleaf Maple Decline in Western
Jasna Hodzic What Mechanisms Determine Host Plant Quality?
Kyra Kaiser A Seedling Identification Guide For Common Plants on Mt. Rainier and the North Cascades
Society for Ecological Restoration – UW Applying Restoration Practices Locally
Sage Stowell Plant habitat distribution modeling and gap analysis for select species in Washington State
Wen Qian Chua Nursery Volunteer

May 12 – June 9 2017

Jake Betzen Bigleaf maple decline in western Washington
Anne-Gigi Chan Project management tool-kit and handbook for SER-UW restoration sites
Michael Freeman Douglas-fir mortality and the potential loss of forest ecosystem services
Ryan Garrison The life and times of the azalea lace bug
Mary-Margaret Greene Designing curriculum for the SER-UW native plant nursery
Joanna Long Creating a management plan for Janpanese knotweed in the Thorton Creek Watershed
Kelsey Taylor Noxious weed garden loosestrife: rhizomes and reproduction prevention
Lila Westreich Effects of non-native plants on native bees in the Pacific Northwest

May 13 – June 10 2016

Kelly Broadlick Restoration of Native Sedges in Western Washington Praries
Anna Carragee The SER-UW Native Plant Nursery
Nate Haan Evaluating Three Host Plants for a Rare Butterfly
Dan Hintz Restoration of a Dregraded Urban Forest in a Campus Setting: A Two Year Review of Work at Kincaid Ravine
Zachary Mallon Arum italicum Control Methods
Devin Melville Testing Tropical Endophytes as a Means to Promote Plant Growth in Temperate Agroecosystems
Nicolette Neumann Designing and Installing an Agricultural Hedgerow to Restore Native Pollinator Habitat
Allison Rossman Understory Vegetaion Response to Dry Forest Restoration: Short-term vs. Long-term
Regina Wandler Designing a Continuing Education Program for Pacific Northwest Resotration Professionals

May 8 – June 13, 2015

Derek Buchner When is Restoration Complete
Elyse Denkers Yesler Swamp Boardwalk Installation & Wetland Mitigation
Alex Greene Powering Horticulture’s Future
Dan Hintz Restoring Kincaid Ravine
Malcolm Howard Prairie Rain Garden
Nicolette Levi Planting Pollinator Habitats at the UW Farm – Center for Urban Horticulture
Zachary Mallon Testing Italian Arum Control Methods in a Greenhouse Setting
Daniel Sorensen Geospatial distribution and genetic analysis of Cortaderia species in the Pacific

May 9 – May 30, 2014

Crescent Calimpong Elwha Revegetation 2013: A Plant Performance Study
Nate Haan Interactions between hemiparasites, hosts, and herbivores
Alex Harwell The Restoration of Sweetgrass (Schoenoplectus pungens) in the
Nisqually Delta: An Ethnobotanical Restoration Effor
Kathryn Hill Effects of prescribed fire on the spatial structure of butterfly habitat in South Puget Sound prairies
Matthew Schwartz Restoring Kincaid Ravine
Eve Rickenbaker UW Student Perception of the Washington Park Arboretum
Kathleen Walter Amphibian Use of Union Bay Natural Area
Christopher Wong The Sisyrinchium Common Garden Study

May 11 – May 31, 2013

Natalie Footen Endangered Parasites
Andrew Fraser Can Solarization be Used to Control Himalayan Blackberry and Scotch Broom?
Lindsey Hamilton Bracken Fern and Salal after Restoring the Fire Regime of a Skokomish Savanna
Luke McGruff Friends of North Beach Park
Hyungmin (Tony) Rho The Use of Endophytesas a Means for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Agroecosystems
Ellen Sherck Fire Histories of Turn Point and Kellet Bluff, San Juan Islands, WA
Chris Watson Modeling the Hydrology of the Washington Park Arbroetum and Surrounding Land

May 11 – May 31, 2012

Rosemary Baker Elwha Revegetation: Lake Aldwell Seeding Trials
Hillary Burgess Project E-PIG: Exploring the ecology of pollinators in gardens
Ilana M. Calvert Conservation in the City: The UWBG collection at the Arboretum
Lauren Clark Potential for Castilleja levisecta and Castilleja hispida hybridization in a restoration setting
Caren Crandell Is Sweetgrass (Schoenoplectus pungens, Formerly Scirpus americanus) on the Decline?
Answering the question at the intersection of culture & ecology at several temporal & spatial scales in Grays Harbor, WA
Caitlin Guthrie How do we effectively restore tidal freshwater swamps?
Lindsey Hamilton The effects of thinning and burning on the distribution of bracken fern and salal in Skokomish Savanna restoration
Micheal Hannam Mountains or Molehills? The importance of topography in an estuarine invasion
Heather Khan A case study of clmate change impacts on wetlands
Korena Mafune Mingling with Microbes in Prairie Restoration
Rachel Mitchell How is a Plant like a Snowflake?
Lloyd Nackley Bioenergy that supports ecological restoration
Natalie R. Schmidt Partners of a Prairie Plant
Jessica Tupper Evaluating the Habitat Impact of Nutria within Union Bay
Drew Zwart Can Biochar in soil reduce tree disease?

May 8 – May 29, 2009

Laura Blume Garry Oak Planting Practices in Central WA
Eva Robinson Effects of multiple fires on sagebrush steppe plant communities
Nicole Hackman Plant stomatal response to carbon dioxide (CO2)
concentrations in the urban environment of Seattle, WA
Katie Murphy Evaluation of Seattle Planting Strip Soil for Urban
Agriculture Land Use and Urban Food Production
Lisa Ciecko Conifer establishment in Seattle Parks
Mike Hannam Topography’s Influence on the Distribution of a Non-Native Seagrass
Lloyd Nackley Cultivating an Invasion: Giant Reed, Climate
Change and Biofuels
Nate Hough-Snee The Vegetation Dynamics of Isolated Forested Wetlands
Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz An Uncertain Future: Will Climate Change Help or Hinder the Invasive Reed Canary Grass?
Rachel Mitchell Do Invasive Plant Species Exhibit Greater
Phenotypic Plasticity Than Natives?
Restoration by Design website
Brandon Neuhaus Union Bay Natural Area:
Maps for Information and Management

May 9 – June 28, 2008

Alaine Sommargren Black lily: distribution secrets of a sensitive species
Amy Lambert Conservation of the Island Marble Butterfly
Ben Peterson Conifer transplant survival in urban forests
Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz Challenge for Wetland Management: Will climate change help or hinder the invasive Reed Canary Grass?
Jeff Richardson Aerial Laser Scanning (LiDAR) to derive an important vegetation
parameter at the Washington Park Arboretum
Julie K. Combs Are rare plants more susceptible to insect herbivory?
Justin Howell A proposal to develop a web-based communication tool for restoration practitioners
Laura Blume Evaluating Garry oak planting practices
Lauren Urgenson Japanese Knotweed Invasion Along Pacific Northwest River Corridors
Lisa Ciecko Native Conifer restoration in Seattle parks
Michael Hannam Does a Non-native Seagrass Modify its Environment?
Nicole Hackman A Look at Plant Response to Increased
Atmospheric CO2 Levels
Ryan Haugo Tree Invasion and Mountain
Meadows, the Story of Bunchgrass
Wendy DesCamp Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Florentinum’ (Yellow archangel)
biology, distribution and control methods in Washington State