UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL

Summer 2015

Sustaining the Land of Ice and Fire

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Sustaining the Land of Fire and Ice The mainstream media frequently promote sensational stories about controversial environmental topics such as clean energy and global warming. But it is difficult to understand the significance of these issues and find ways to solve these environmental problems without experiencing their complexity firsthand. This was the motivation behind our

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Discovering the Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds

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Discovering the Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds   Abstract Grassy balds are unique Appalachian wonders, open meadows in the mountains where, ecologically, there should be trees. It has been hypothesized that some of the balds originated more than ten thousand years ago and were kept open by the grazing of large herbivores such as the mastodon

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