Bernard Field Station Projects Currently Active

Course Projects

Research Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1528753539-Colin_Robins
Submitted: 2018-06-11 14:45:39

User Information
Name: Colin Robins
College: Keck Sci
Email: crobins@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 7170
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. N/A - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-06-20 to 2018-06-20
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Soil profile excavation and description, to provide 6 research students with experience describing and sampling soils. We will dig, describe, possibly sample and then immediately refill one soil pit approximately 1 m x 1 m wide, and up to 1 m deep. Proposed location is in the SE corner of Section 10 at approximately 434740 m E 3774287 m N (UTM).

Confidential description of project/event:
Totally flexible on location - if there is a better spot or somewhere a soil pit would help ongoing research, please let me know. Otherwise this is for student research training purposes only. If there are objections, we can go up to CHWP instead.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1528319744-Kathryn_Hargan
Submitted: 2018-06-06 14:15:44

User Information
Name: Kathryn Hargan
College: CMC
Email: kathrynhargan@gmail.com
College Phone: 6139856539
Category: Staff member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. N/A - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2018-06-06 to 2019-06-06
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The aim of the project is to establish a hydrological budget for phake Lake, examining evaporation rates and the influence of water replenishment on the lake water isotopes. Once a week we will collect a 15 mL water sample from the shoreline of pHake lake to be analysed for water isotopes (deuterium and oxygen). Additionally, we will keep a record of when water is added to the lake and for what duration (to calculate volume), as well as sample the input waters (i.e. Claremont tap water) to determine how rapidly lake water isotopes deviate from the input water. The accessibility of phake lake allows us to produce a unique, high resolution annual lake water budget for an arid, artificial lake. We will identify the rate at which the lake would completely desiccate without water replenishment by the BFS. This research has implications for many headwater lakes and reservoirs in California that are demonstrating signs of rapid desiccation with reduced snow fall and snow pack accumulation.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1528206060-Amanda_Riley
Submitted: 2018-06-05 06:41:00

User Information
Name: Amanda Riley
College: Keck Sci
Email: ariley1517@scrippscollege.edu
College Phone: 9096077170
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. N/A - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Keck Sci
Name: Colin Robins
Email: crobins@kecksci.claremont.edu
Phone: 9096077170

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2018-06-05 to 2018-08-05
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Ideally - secure storage (drawer?) for equipment
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO Artemesia california (California sage brush), Eriodyction crassifolium (yerba santa), Bromus diandrus, Brassica sp.
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Orange survey flags will mark ~14 green PVC gas sampling tubes set into the soil.

Description of project/event:
This project will survey soil CO2 flux across the BFS by measuring emissions from soil under various sage scrub species, grasslands, and in disturbed areas (roads, former burns, past building sites, etc.). Researchers will measure CO2 emissions at several times over the course of the day, and repeat several weeks in summer and fall (Separate use request will be submitted for the fall). Additional soil data to be collected on small (~300 g) soil samples in July/Fall.

Confidential description of project/event:
We will conduct baseline survey in different cover types to be conducted June -June 15; dedicated sites for repeat measurements will be chosen afterwards. Please send clear instructions on areas to avoid, minimum distance to maintain from other research plots, etc. Thanks!!!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1527885404-Eric_Contee_II
Submitted: 2018-06-01 13:36:44

User Information
Name: Eric Contee II
College: HMC
Email: econtee@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 2026699172
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Andrew Pham - apham@g.hmc.edu
2. Russel Bingham - rbingham@g.hmc.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Professor Christopher Clark
Email: clark@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 9528368640

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-06-04 to 2018-06-08
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The group will be using an AUV in junction with a magnetometer to get readings from ferromagnetic objects on the floor of the lake. The team is doing so as preliminary tests for shipwreck discovery.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1527658398-ERICH_W_STEINMAN
Submitted: 2018-05-29 22:33:18

User Information
Name: ERICH W STEINMAN
College: Pitzer
Email: ewstein@gmail.com
College Phone: 12067559051
Category: Faculty member, CA
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Taliah Mancini - tmancini@students.pitzer.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2018-05-29 to 2018-07-31
Frequency: A few times total
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Discussing possible signage for the RRC based on input from Barbara Drake and other Tongva, and other sources relating to Tongva and Indigenous conceptions of sustainability

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1527208375-Lilly_Thomey
Submitted: 2018-05-24 17:32:55

User Information
Name: Lilly Thomey
College: Pomona, CA
Email: ltei2015@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 651-492-4498
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Kyra Madunich - kamn2015@mymail.pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pomona, CA
Name: Professor Wallace Meyer
Email: Wallace.Meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: 909-398-1751

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2018-05-24 to 2018-06-24
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: For plants, Artemisia californica, Eriogonum spp. (Buckwheat), Salvia apiana (White Sage), Bromus spp., Brassica spp. (
Will any plants or animals be collected? For plants, I will be collecting plant material and, in certain cases, seeds for 7 different species. The 7 species are Artemisia, Buckwheat, White Sage, Bromus, Mustard, Erodium, and Elderberry. Approximately 5 leaves and 5 stalks will be taken from each plant. Twenty seeds will be taken from the plants that we are able to collect seeds from. Each plant will have this done 5 times. This sample size is necessary so that we can properly perform stable isotope analyses on these samples and have a good idea on both their distribution and abundance. For animals, I will be collecting 40 samples from 6 different sites around the Bernard Field Station. If large ant species are being sampled, 5 individuals will be taken in one sample. If small ant species are being sampled, 10-20 individuals will be taken in one sample. Again, this sample size is necessary so that we can properly perform stable isotope analyses on these samples and have a good idea on both their distribution and abundance.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Will be placing a marked flag at each nest and marking off a 20 m by 50 m study area with marking tape.

Description of project/event:
I will be studying ant species at the Bernard Field Station, particularly focusing on harvester ant species' intracolony and intercolony distribution as well as their interactions with the surrounding plant community. The overall purpose of this project is to investigate if niche partitioning or other trophic interactions are taking place in these colonies across the field station. Areas across the various habitat types will be designated, nests marked as well as sampled, and then ant individuals will be processed for stable isotope analyses. Harvester ant nests will also be sampled for seed and non-seed predation, meaning that around 20 individuals carrying something will be sampled. This sampling will happen in two phases, early season with high seed abundance and late season with low seed abundance. The significance of this experiment is that we can gather information on the trophic interactions of harvester ant species as well as examine the influence that invasive plant and invasive ant species have on ecosystems of Southern California.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1522109008-Heidy_Contreras
Submitted: 2018-03-26 17:03:28

User Information
Name: Heidy Contreras
College: University of La Verne
Email: hcontreras@laverne.edu
College Phone: 909-448-4016
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: 17604906483

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Kyla Alvarez - kalvarez@laverne.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 5
Dates of use: 2018-03-28 to 2018-09-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Evening, Night
Areas to be used: lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Hyles lineata
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
We will be conducting a field study focusing on the effects of ambient temperature and humidity on the abundance/presence of Hyles lineata.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1510378218-Jenna_Loesberg
Submitted: 2017-11-10 21:30:18

User Information
Name: Wallace Meyer
College: Pitzer
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096218577
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: 9096218577

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Kyra Madinuich - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pomona
Name: Wallace Meyer
Email: Wallace.Meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: 9096218577

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 127
Dates of use: 2017-11-10 to 2018-11-30
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Granivores: Dipodomys californicus (kangaroo rat), Pogonomyrmex spp. (harvester ants), Melozone crissalis (Cal. towhee)
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Seed predation has been shown to be an important factor in seed bank and vegetation composition for arid and semi-arid habitats; however this has not been widely studied in CSS habitats. The objective of this study is to understand the relationship between granivores in CSS. Exclusion experiments will be used to isolate the impacts of the different granivores on available seeds and examine if resource portioning occurs between different taxonomic groups: birds, rodents and ants. We will also test if seed predators prefer seeds from native to non-native plants or if different groups have a size preference. This is an important ecological interaction to understand as sage scrub is being converted to non native grassland.

Confidential description of project/event:
Animal Care approval under Marty.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505698556-Savanah_Bird
Submitted: 2017-09-17 18:35:56

User Information
Name: Savanah Bird
College: Pomona
Email: srb42014@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 6128108040
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. N/A - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pomona
Name: Wallace Meyer
Email: wallace.meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 398-1751

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-17 to 2018-10-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Coyotes (Canis latrans)
Will any plants or animals be collected? Coyote scat will be collected. A total of no more than 30 scat samples will be collected
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
This project aims to determine whether physical barriers, such as the 210 freeway and suburban matrices, function as a barrier to gene flow & dispersal in suburban coyotes of the San Bernardino basin. Human disturbances cause many species’ populations to become fragmented, which could pose a threat to their survival. When fragments are isolated from one another (individuals from different fragments are not interbreeding), especially if population sizes are small, a lack of incoming genetic diversity could cause populations to suffer from deleterious genetic traits. However, human disturbances (land use changes, the creation of roads, etc.) that act as dispersal barriers to some species may not act as dispersal barriers to other species. Coyotes are known to thrive in human-dominated landscapes, thus it is possible that freeways and suburban matrices do not deter dispersal and thus do not deter gene flow between seemingly separated sub-populations. In this study, we will sample coyote scat from four study sites that allow us to compare sub-populations north and south of the 210 freeway. Coyote DNA will be extracted from scat samples and will undergo PCR on five selected microsatellite loci that are known to be highly variable in coyotes. This will allow us to assign genotypes to individuals in each site and understand the genetic structure of each sub-population. Pairwise fixation indices will be calculated between sub-populations to evaluate the extent of their genetic differentiation. Other analyses will be done to understand how many genetically distinct sub-populations our entire sample represents, and whether there is seasonal turn-over of individuals in each study site. Ultimately, if our analyses show that coyotes north of the 210 freeway and south of the 210 freeway are significantly genetically differentiated, we will know that the 210 acts as a barrier to gene flow. Similar studies have been done on urban coyotes, but this will be the first study to examine this question within a suburban context. This study will allow us to understand how human disturbance impacts populations of coyotes, which are influential predators in our surrounding ecosystem.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1491188189-Paul_Stapp
Submitted: 2017-04-02 19:56:29

User Information
Name: Paul Stapp
College: CSU Fullerton
Email: pstapp@fullerton.edu
College Phone: 657-278-2849
Category: Faculty member, CA
Other Phone: 6264833371

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Kaitlyn Berry - keb@csu.fullerton.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2017-05-10 to 2018-07-31
Frequency: Several-days/week, 3-4 day periods through year
Time of day: Dawn, Evening, Night
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Pacific kangaroo rat Dipodomys agilis, Deer mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will live-trap rodents to determine which species are present, to estimate abundance, and to mark them with dye marks to identify them in remote cameras.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? We will use stake wire flags to mark trap stations and the locations of seed trays.

Description of project/event:
Artificial light pollution is an important indirect consequence of human development in coastal sage scrub (CSS) habitats in southern California. The increase in ambient nighttime light has the potential to alter the activity and foraging behavior of small mammals, many of which are sensitive to natural variation in light intensity, such as that associated with lunar (moon) phase. Kangaroo rats are among the most common small rodents in CSS and survive in small fragments of native habitat surrounded by homes, businesses, roads, and construction. The impact of artificial light from these activities is not known. Several kangaroo rat species in California are threatened, in part because of anthropogenic habitat loss and conversion. This project is the MS thesis research of my student at CSUF, Kaitlyn Berry. She will investigate the effects of natural and artificial light on the activity and foraging behavior of the Pacific kangaroo rat at BFS. She will live-trap rodents (Sherman live traps) to find areas where kangaroo rats are common and to dye-mark them so they can be identified in camera images. She will also conduct seed-tray experiments to document the aboveground activity of kangaroo rats. She will determine seed removal rates of millet - irradiated to prevent germination - from trays containing sand and seed mixed together. She also will monitor rodent activity in seed trays using a digital camera placed at each seed tray. Traps will be set at dusk and checked at dawn. Trapping will be done over 3-night periods during full and new moon periods. Seed trays (and cameras) will be set at dusk and then checked 4 and 8 hours later. Foraging trials will last 2 nights, again during new and full moon periods. To create a gradient of artificial light conditions, Kaitlyn will place three battery-powered industrial lights (Milwaukee M18 Rocket LED Tower Lights, 900-3000 lumens) in a single location, surrounded by seed trays. Foraging trials will last 2 consecutive nights, during new and full moon periods and on nights with artificial light added. Lights will be not be used on more than 2 nights per week. Trials will be conducted over the summer and fall. We will inform the BFS Director in advance of all night work. All work will be done in areas of open CSS vegetation (i.e., expected to be in SW BFS) with a minimum of evergreen trees to minimize captures of woodrats.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1455249473-Leslie_Saul-Gers
Submitted: 2016-02-11 19:57:53

User Information
Name: Leslie Saul-Gershenz
College: U. C. Davis
Email: lsaulgershenz@ucdavis.edu
College Phone: 415-860-1664
Category: Staff member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Norman Gershenz - norm@savenature.org
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2016-02-11 to 2019-05-31
Frequency: 1x Feb, 1x Mar, 1x in May
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Anthophora pacifica
Will any plants or animals be collected? 10 bees for molecular study and phenology records, and size and weight measurements if they have emerged
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Our research explores functional traits of host solitary bees that parasites use as filters such as phenology, pheromone chemistry, mating behavior, body size as a proxy for pollen provision. I use a broad range of methods including chemical analysis of host bee sex pheromones and parasite allomones, field cafeteria bioassays, observational study, morphometric analysis, and molecular phylogenetic analysis. Our research aids in the discovery of host-parasite relationships, and basic resource needs for solitary bees including nesting sites and phonologically matched nectar and pollen resources to assist in managing large landscapes for biodiversity sustainability.

Confidential description of project/event:
Anthophora pacifica aggregates its nests on 30% slope of soil. It collects pollen from Ribes aureum var. gracillimum in Claremont, Los Angeles Co., CA. A total of 70 and 235 nests were located at this site 2011 (5-15 Apr) and 2012 (13 February), respectively. Mean nest density was 14.4 nest per m2 (plots n=3). Female mean live weight is 300.2 mg. This species phenology varies depending on geographic location across its range from 2 February to 27 July. Anthophora pacifica was active on 8 February 2012 in Claremont, however climatic conditions such as annual precipitation and temperature may affect annual emergence in any year.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1392146640-Wallace_Meyer
Submitted: 2014-02-11 11:24:00

User Information
Name: Wallace Meyer
College: Pomona
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9093981751
Category: Faculty member, California
Other Phone: 9093981751

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Nancy Hamlett - hamlett@g.hmc.edu
2. Diane Thomson - DThomson@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2014-02-14 to 2019-06-15
Frequency: bi-weekly in spring
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Our focus will be on removing invasive plants - See project description
Will any plants or animals be collected? Non-native plants will be removed
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Stakes will mark the boundary of the pots

Description of project/event:
PIs are interested in determining if removal efforts of non-native plants (grasses and thistles) reduce non-native plant densities and facilitate the establishment and growth of native plant species. To do this, twelve 10 x 10 m plots will be established in the recently burned area. Plots will be located along a line running from the eastern most portion of the burn area (eastern CSS) to the western portion of the burn (south field) with 10 m between plots. Moving along the line, one plot of each pair will be randomly designated to either be a control or an experimental plot. Experimental plots will have non-natives removed bi-weekly throughout the spring and early summer, while control plots will not be monitored. Next spring non-native and native establishment and cover will be measured in each plot, methods still to be determined. Volunteers who will remove non-natives will be monitored by PIs. Use of these plots by students and other researchers will be allowed.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1289712785-Catherine_McFadd
Submitted: 2010-11-13 21:33:05

User Information
Name: Catherine McFadden
College: HMC
Email: mcfadden@hmc.edu
College Phone: 74107
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. N/A - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2013-08-13 to 2019-08-31
Frequency: monthly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: all birds
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Monthly bird survey to maintain BFS bird checklist.

Confidential description of project/event:


Other Projects and Activities

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1360699899-Nancy_Hamlett
Submitted: 2013-02-12 12:11:39

User Information
Name: Nancy Hamlett
College: HMC
Email: nancy_hamlett@hmc.edu
College Phone: x18561
Other Phone: 909-964-2731
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Leroy Gross - Leroy_Gross@cgu.edu
2. Erika Gardner - egardner@rsabg.org
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2014-01-14 to 2019-06-30
Frequency: Typically every 1-4 months
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Vascular plants of the BFS that have not been previously documented
Will any plants or animals be collected? For any plants not already represented in herbarium collections, voucher specimens will be collected for deposition in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium (http://www.rsabg.org/herbarium). For herbaceous plants, specimens will normally consist of one or two entire plants with reproductive structures (flowers and fruits). For very small herbaceous plants, several plants will be collected. For shrubs and trees, samples will consist of leaves and reproductive structures. Field notes to be associated with the specimens will include county, locality, elevation, GPS coordinates, habitat, date, collector, a description of the plant, and notes on the population.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Documentation of the flora of the Bernard Field Station. To facilitate future research and monitoring, vascular plants occurring on the field station will be documented with photographs and with voucher specimens deposited in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium (http://www.rsabg.org/herbarium) (see details under "Collecting"). Information about the voucher specimens will be available online through the Cosortium of California Herbaria (http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/consortium/), and links to photographs and herbarium specimen data will be available on the online BFS plant list (http://bfs.claremont.edu/biota/plants/index.html).


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1270428506-Hamlett
Submitted: 2010-04-04 17:48:26

User Information
Name: Nancy Hamlett
College: HMC
Email: Nancy_Hamlett@HMC.edu
College Phone: 607-3811
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Tad Beckman - Tad_Beckman@hmc.edu
2. Leroy Gross - Leroy_Gross@cgu.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2014-01-13 to 2019-06-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night (rarely)
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper nec
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats, Boats used for lake surveys and photography
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Photography to document BFS flora and fauna for the BFS website and to provide images for students and researchers. May occasionally be accompanied by Prof. Tad Beckman (HMC Emeritus) or other photographers. Leroy Gross, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the RSABG Herbarium, will sometimes assist in plant identification. Occasional visits may be made after dark to photograph pollinators of night-blooming flowers. Such visits will be arranged in advance with the BFS Manager.



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