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Students, Faculty Present Research at Natural History Conference

Belmont biology major April Tummins presented her senior research project at the 13th Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys at Land Between the Lakes on April 3-4. Tummins’ paper was titled “Water-Use Efficiency in Lonicera maackii and Symphoricarpos orbiculatus in Response to Increasing Light and CO2.” Dr. Steve Murphree, professor in biology, presented research completed by Andy Wicke, an Environmental Studies major, titled “Macroinvertebrate Diversity and Water Quality at a Trout Hatchery Stream Entering the Obey River, Clay County, Tennessee.” Other Belmont participants included biology major Julianna Bejma, environmental studies major Lindsay Walker and Dr. Darlene Panvini, associate professor in biology.