M. Siobhan Fennessy
Associate Professor of Biology, Kenyon College
Co-Director, Environmental Studies
Co-Executive Director, Brown Family Environmental Center



Student Researchers:


Left to right:
Ellen Herbert, 2006 2007. Decomposition and nutrient cycling in natural and a chronosequence of restored wetlands: A mechanistic study to provide guidance for wetland restoration. Biology Honors Thesis.
Elizabeth Deimeke, 2005-2006. Dose-response curves shoe ecosystem response to land use change. Biology Honors Thesis.


Left to right:
Jesse Rosenbluth. 2006-2007. Does disturbance alter biogeochmical cycles in wetlands.
Elizabeth Deimeke
Sara Burns. 2007. Lignin content of wetland plant litter and its implication for decomposition rates.


Casey Smith, 2005-2006. Functions of isolated wetlands on a watershed scale. Biology Honors Thesis.


Carolyn Barrett, 2005-2006. The role of buffers in supporting biological integrity. Biology Honors Thesis.


Left to right:
John Tisdale, 2002-2004. Soil carbon flux and climate change. Biology Honors Thesis.
Daniel Gustafson, 2003. Testing oxygen supply to mycorrhizal fungi in wetland plants.
Eric Ward, 2002-2003. Evaluating indicators of ecological integrity in wetlands. Biology Honors Thesis


Adam Selhorst, 2002-2003. Investigating how land use affects soil carbon flux.


Amanda Nahlik, 2001-2002. A multivariate analysis of amphibian populations in 3 types of wetlands.


Not Pictured:

Erica Elliot, 2003-2004. Assessing wetland condition on a watershed basis.
Abby Rokosch, 2001-2002. Are restored wetlands biogeochemically equivalent to natural wetlands. Biology Honors Thesis.
Katherine Kapo, 2001-2002. Historical patterns of arsenic contamination in Knox County Soils: A GIS approach.
Kristopher Cheney, 2001-2002. Soil carbon flux and climate change. Biology Honors Thesis
Carrie Simon. 2001. Do restored wetlands differ in abundance of mycorrhizal fungi infection in aquatic macrophytes.
Jessen Book, 1999-2000. Do restored wetlands provide amphibian habitat.