Bernard Field Station Projects Currently Active

Course Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1496852704-Warren_Roberts
Submitted: 2017-06-07 09:25:04

Course Information
Course Name: GIS Env Applications
College: CGU
Course Number: CISAT
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 16

Instructor Information
Instructor: Warren Roberts
Email: gisteacher@gmail.com
College Phone: 9099219329
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Andrew Marx - Andrew.Marx@cgu.edu
2. Don McFarlane - DMcFarlane@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-06-07 to 2017-12-07
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
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:

field involving identifying color bands for remote sensing, imagery capture for sharing with campus community for various research. I'll collect the latest fire extents and share library to BFS page. 2013 fire perimeter was GPS'd soon after the fire .. today, I'll capture with the drone including the volume burned (we collected volume pre fire)


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1494858171-Paul_Faulstich
Submitted: 2017-05-15 07:22:51

Course Information
Course Name: Restoring Nature
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 031 P EA 013
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 5

Instructor Information
Instructor: Paul Faulstich
Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 612-8818
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-05-22 to 2017-05-22
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, lower neck
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:

We will be visiting the BFS, as it is out baseline site for our restoration project of the Pitzer Outback Preserve.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1491842997-Paul_Faulstich
Submitted: 2017-04-10 09:49:57

Course Information
Course Name: Environmental Education (LEEP)
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 150
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 21

Instructor Information
Instructor: Paul Faulstich
Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 612-8818
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-04-29 to 2017-04-29
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, lower neck
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:

This is the annual Open House for LEEP, in which the community partners (CUSD classes) are invited to the BFS to celebrate this semester's learning. Guests will self-guide to 4 distinct stations, which engage them in environmental activities.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1491681032-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-04-08 12:50:32

Course Information
Course Name: Intro to Evolution and Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 041 E
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 4

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9092822244
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Katie Kirsis - kak02013@mymail.pomona.edu
2. Lele Nelson - lon02013@mymail.pomona.edu
3. Charlotte Hyde - clhi2015@mymail.pomona.edu
4. David Wagner - daw02013@mymail.pomona.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-04-08 to 2017-04-30
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Phacelia distans & it's insect pollinators
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? we are putting up flags to mark our plots

Description of project/event:

Looking at how density of a plot corresponds to flower visits by pollinators


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1490647716-Lance_Neckar
Submitted: 2017-03-27 13:48:36

Course Information
Course Name: sustainable place studio
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 134
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 15

Instructor Information
Instructor: Lance Neckar
Email: lneckar@gmail.com
College Phone: 16127165777
Other Phone: 16127165777

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-29 to 2017-03-29
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: artemisia (cal sagebrush) eriogononum (buckwheat) heteromeles (toyon) etc.
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:

examining plants in drainage ways/edges


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1488224786-Thomas_Ryan
Submitted: 2017-02-27 11:46:26

Course Information
Course Name: Field Biology
College: Pasadena City College
Course Number: Biol 14
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 22

Instructor Information
Instructor: Thomas Ryan
Email: tryan1@pasadena.edu
College Phone: 9499238224
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-04 to 2017-05-27
Frequency: seven Saturdays
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, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Labs will cover identification and ecological sampling techniques, no specific species will be targeted
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 request use of the field station for field activities including wildlife and plant identification, wetland sampling and delineations, plant identification and ecological indices, mammal sampling using game cameras and smoothed ground (tracks), insect sampling and student projects involving these techniques. A more detailed description including specific areas has been sent to the Station Manager.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1488143487-Tanja_Srebotnjak
Submitted: 2017-02-26 13:11:27

Course Information
Course Name: Environmental and Spatial Statistics
College: HMC
Course Number: MATH161 HMC
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 11

Instructor Information
Instructor: Tanja Srebotnjak
Email: tsrebotnjak@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 909-621-8751
Other Phone: 206-265-0650

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Andrew Marx - Andrew.Marx@cgu.edu
2. Warren Roberts - Warren_Roberts@cuc.claremont.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-06 to 2017-03-06
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
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 proposed activity involves flying a drone over the selected areas to collect aerial imagery for further analysis in the classroom. Specifically, the goal is to (i) demonstrate proper drone use, (ii) collect aerial images, (iii) process (meld) the images at CGU for land cover identification, (iv) perform the land use classification and (iv) cross-check the validity of the results. The work is done as part of the Environmental and Spatial Statistics course taught by Prof. Srebotnjak. Prof. Andrew Marx will conduct steps (i) and (ii). Prof. Srebotnjak and Warren Roberts will also be on site to support Prof. Marx.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1488012459-Christopher_Clar
Submitted: 2017-02-25 00:47:39

Course Information
Course Name: Experimental Engineering
College: HMC
Course Number: Engr 80
Number of Sections: 4
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Christopher Clark
Email: clark@hmc.edu
College Phone: 805-234-7333
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. TJ Tsai - N/A
2. Albert Dato - N/A
3. Angie Lee - N/A
4. Brian Bryce - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-03 to 2017-03-09
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: 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:

Students will deploy robots in the lake. They will be programmed to drive to the center of the lake, and return to the beach. A proctor will be in a boat to collect robots that lose control. The robots will be small and harmless.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1487571475-Stephen_C._Adolp
Submitted: 2017-02-19 22:17:55

Course Information
Course Name: Introduction to Biology
College: HMC
Course Number: BIOL 052
Number of Sections: 8
Approx. no. of students per section: 26

Instructor Information
Instructor: Stephen C. Adolph
Email: adolph@hmc.edu
College Phone: 607-1872
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-02-24 to 2017-02-24
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, 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:

Tour of field station for Intro Bio students at Harvey Mudd. The tour is optional; se expect a total of 40-50 students either on the 10 am tour or the 11 am tour (20-25 students per tour).


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1487285273-Branwen_Williams
Submitted: 2017-02-16 14:47:53

Course Information
Course Name: Science and the Environment
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: EA 030 L
Number of Sections: 2
Approx. no. of students per section: 24

Instructor Information
Instructor: Branwen Williams
Email: bwilliams@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 19096078017
Other Phone: 19096078017

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-02-21 to 2017-02-28
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Elderberry
Will any plants or animals be collected? We would like to collect a few leaves of an Elderberry plant to use as a reference for identification of other plants throughout the BFS.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We would like to take GPS coordinates to map Elderberry tree locations throughout the BFS for a spatial analysis lab.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1486143555-Melissa_Coleman
Submitted: 2017-02-03 09:39:15

Course Information
Course Name: Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: AISS
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 24

Instructor Information
Instructor: Melissa Coleman
Email: mcoleman@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-0889
Other Phone: NA

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jennifer Hull - jhull@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-22 to 2017-03-22
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake, classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: water fleas (Daphnia, Bosmina), Copepods (Diaptomus, cyclops), rotifer, castropoda (helisoma, physa), acarina, coleopte
Will any plants or animals be collected? The following procedure will be performed approximately 14 times: -put about 10cm of water in a bucket. -Use a dip net to take a sample of the animal life. Hold the net perpendicular to the surface and immerse it about halfway in the water. Move the net along for about 1m. Try not to hit the bottom. Turn the net over and sweep back in the other direction. Repeat this for a total of 6 sweeps. -Turn out the contents of the net into the bucket. Swish any large leaves around to dislodge any animals and discard the leaves. -Pour the water through a plankton net into a small, labeled bottle to concentrate the animals. Cap the bottle.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

To understand the interelationships between abiotic and biotic elements in pHake lake. Students will look at dissolved oxygen, photosynthetic activity in dark and light bottles, pH, and temperature. They will also collect biotic samples and sort them in the outdoor classroom.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1486143555-Melissa_Coleman
Submitted: 2017-02-03 09:39:15

Course Information
Course Name: Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: AISS
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 24

Instructor Information
Instructor: Melissa Coleman
Email: mcoleman@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-0889
Other Phone: NA

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jennifer Hull - jhull@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-22 to 2017-03-22
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake, classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: water fleas (Daphnia, Bosmina), Copepods (Diaptomus, cyclops), rotifer, castropoda (helisoma, physa), acarina, coleopte
Will any plants or animals be collected? The following procedure will be performed approximately 14 times: -put about 10cm of water in a bucket. -Use a dip net to take a sample of the animal life. Hold the net perpendicular to the surface and immerse it about halfway in the water. Move the net along for about 1m. Try not to hit the bottom. Turn the net over and sweep back in the other direction. Repeat this for a total of 6 sweeps. -Turn out the contents of the net into the bucket. Swish any large leaves around to dislodge any animals and discard the leaves. -Pour the water through a plankton net into a small, labeled bottle to concentrate the animals. Cap the bottle.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

To understand the interelationships between abiotic and biotic elements in pHake lake. Students will look at dissolved oxygen, photosynthetic activity in dark and light bottles, pH, and temperature. They will also collect biotic samples and sort them in the outdoor classroom.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1486002801-Fran_Hanzawa
Submitted: 2017-02-01 18:33:21

Course Information
Course Name: Ecology and Evolution of Plants
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 116
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 8

Instructor Information
Instructor: Fran Hanzawa
Email: fhanzawa@pomona.edu
College Phone: 621-8601
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-30 to 2017-05-01
Frequency: Weekly, every Monday
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, 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: CSS plant community
Will any plants or animals be collected? We do not plan to collect whole plants. Some projects will involve collecting small amounts of leaf tissue and/or leaf litter. See project description below.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Stake flags will be used as temporary markings

Description of project/event:

Seed ecology projects, 1/23-2/13 (BFS component 1/30-2/3): Students will design and carry out projects examining aspects of seed bank or germination ecology. Experiments will be done in the greenhouse at Pomona with purchased seeds. Small amounts of litter or leaves from native shrubs at the BFS will be collected. Collection will be very limited (<50 grams total per species). Demography projects, 1/30-2/27: Students examine questions about the population ecology of selected native plants using experiments involving measurement of vital rates such as growth and survivorship. Experimental treatments might include partial defoliation, herbivore exclusion, or shading. Destructive treatments (defoliation, etc) will only be applied to a very limited number of individuals from relatively common species. Any habitat modifications (shade structures, exclosures) will be in place for 4 weeks or less. Independent projects, 3/20-4/24: Each student will carry out an independent project. A separate use permit will be submitted for each project that is based at the BFS.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1485963954-Wallace_Meyer
Submitted: 2017-02-01 07:45:54

Course Information
Course Name: Introduction to Evolution and Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 041 E
Number of Sections: 2
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Wallace Meyer
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-621-8577
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Nina Karnovsky - nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-31 to 2017-02-21
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, corner, classroom/infirmary area, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: bird community
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:

We will be conducting the 41E bird lab where we will examine optamility theory using birds as a model group. The first week students will conduct experiments examining seed preferences. The second and third weeks, they will design and conduct their own project. Approval has been received from the Animal Care Committee.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1485218773-Lance_Neckar
Submitted: 2017-01-23 16:46:13

Course Information
Course Name: Concerning Land(scape)
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 143 A
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 15

Instructor Information
Instructor: Lance Neckar
Email: lance_neckar@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 16127165777
Other Phone: 16127165777

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-26 to 2017-01-26
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: heteromeles arbutifolia, artemisia californica, salvia apiana, eriogonum; polioptila cal?
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:

walking tour with focus on ecology and biodiversity of coastal sage scrub - rare and endangered species


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1484628661-Wallace_Meyer_an
Submitted: 2017-01-16 20:51:01

Course Information
Course Name: Introduction to Evolution and Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 041 E
Number of Sections: 2
Approx. no. of students per section: 15

Instructor Information
Instructor: Wallace Meyer and Nina Karnovsky
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-398-1751
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Nina Karnovsky - nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-17 to 2017-01-18
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: We will collect 100 Hyalella azteca each day , Tuesday and Wednesday
Will any plants or animals be collected? Hyalella azteca will be collected for a population genetics lab. This will not have any impact on the population at pHake Lake.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will be collecting amphipods for a population genetics laboratory. This lab has been conducted annually for the past ten years.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1484258268-Branwen_Williams
Submitted: 2017-01-12 13:57:48

Course Information
Course Name: Science and the Environment
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: EA 030 L
Number of Sections: 2
Approx. no. of students per section: 23

Instructor Information
Instructor: Branwen Williams
Email: bwilliams@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 19096078017
Other Phone: 19096078017

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-24 to 2017-02-28
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: 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
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, Outdoor classroom, if available
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:

We will tour the BFS to describe the environment


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1484249683-Eddie_Parida
Submitted: 2017-01-12 11:34:43

Course Information
Course Name: Innovative Technology for Secondary Teachers
College: CGU
Course Number: ED331
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 10

Instructor Information
Instructor: Eddie Parida
Email: eddie.partida@cgu.edu
College Phone: 909-607-2683
Other Phone: 909-247-6381

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Warren Roberts - gisteacher@gmail.com
2. Julius Su - juliussu@gmail.com
3. James Maloney - maloney@caltech.edu
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-02-04 to 2017-02-04
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, north field, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, if available but ok if its not ready yet
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:

Teachers will be learning GIS basics and Geo-Tagging soil samples for NPK testing. GIS Drone will be demo'd.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1483995149-Stephen_Adolph
Submitted: 2017-01-09 12:52:29

Course Information
Course Name: Ecology and Environmental Biology
College: HMC
Course Number: BIOL 108
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 15

Instructor Information
Instructor: Stephen Adolph
Email: adolph@hmc.edu
College Phone: 909-607-1872
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-18 to 2017-05-10
Frequency: 3-4 times during the semester
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck
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:

Students in this class will be making independent natural history observations, several times during the semester. We will not be collecting any specimens, or marking anything.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1483812320-Christopher_Clar
Submitted: 2017-01-07 10:05:20

Course Information
Course Name: Experimental Engineering
College: HMC
Course Number: Engr 80
Number of Sections: 4
Approx. no. of students per section: 22

Instructor Information
Instructor: Christopher Clark
Email: clark@hmc.edu
College Phone: 805-234-7333
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-04-11 to 2017-04-14
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 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:

We will have sections of 22 students bring their underwater robots for testing to pHake lake during the week of April 10th. The section times run from 1:15 to 4:15pm.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1483466222-Megan_Lazorski
Submitted: 2017-01-03 09:57:02

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: CHEM 127 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 24

Instructor Information
Instructor: Megan Lazorski
Email: mlazorski@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096070332
Other Phone: 9706915509

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-01-23 to 2017-01-23
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, vernal pools, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
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? If so, all markings will be removed by the time we leave

Description of project/event:

My class and I will be collecting soil samples at different locations around Claremont to determine if the soil composition changes significantly as a function of distance from Foothill Blvd (Old Rte 66). I have included a description of the soil sampling process below: "The sample area should be free of leaf litter and gravel. Three samples should be taken from within 10-15 cm of each other and placed in the same plastic bag. Collect approximately the top 2 cm of soil at each of the three locations using a plastic spatula or spoon. Then collect another set of soil samples at a greater depth (~15-20 cm) using either a scoop or shovel for digging. Each student should collect 2 samples, each weighing approximately 60 g (approximately half of each bag should be filled)."


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1482197656-Sean_McNamara
Submitted: 2016-12-19 17:34:16

Course Information
Course Name: Introductory Biology
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: Bio 44L
Number of Sections: 9
Approx. no. of students per section: 25

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sean McNamara
Email: smcnamara@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074018
Other Phone: 3038980913

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Barbara Fortini - bfortini@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Jennifer Hull - jhull@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Jenna Monroy - jmonroy@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. David Smith - dsmith@kecksci.claremont.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-04-10 to 2017-04-14
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: 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: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: various plants/pollinators
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:

Students will be collecting data on the pollination experiments they designed the previous week, testing factors such as fragmentation, sun vs shade, pollinator behavior, etc. Generally speaking, students will observe plants located at the BFS and collect data on pollinators that are attracted to them. Some experiments may be set up by students during the previous week.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1482197381-Sean_McNamara
Submitted: 2016-12-19 17:29:41

Course Information
Course Name: Introductory Biology
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: Bio 44L
Number of Sections: 9
Approx. no. of students per section: 25

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sean McNamara
Email: smcnamara@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074018
Other Phone: 3038980913

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Barbara Fortini - BFortini@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Akana Noto - ANoto@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Lakshmi Bugga - LBugga@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. Jenna Monroy - jmonroy@kecksci.claremont.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-04-03 to 2017-04-07
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: 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: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: various plant/pollinator species
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:

This week is part I of a planned two week pollination lab. During this week, students will first be answering questions on 7 plant species, which we will provide on display. This will be done in the outdoor classroom. The purpose here is to learn about basic flower anatomy. Then, students will be making observations on various flowers they find at the BFS and the pollinators they attract. They will in turn design an experiment for the following week based on the preliminary data they collect.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1482195050-Sean_McNamara
Submitted: 2016-12-19 16:50:50

Course Information
Course Name: Introductory Biology
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: Bio 44L
Number of Sections: 9
Approx. no. of students per section: 25

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sean McNamara
Email: smcnamara@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074018
Other Phone: 3038980913

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. David Smith - DSmith@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Barbara Fortini - BFortini@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Jennifer Hull - JHull@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. Jenna Monroy - JMonroy@kecksci.claremont.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-27 to 2017-03-31
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, Boats, Will need same materials provided for last years's aquatic bio lab--oars, carboy, meters,
Plant or animal species to be studied: variable--lake invertebrates
Will any plants or animals be collected? Students will be taking biotic samples from around lake edge--invertebrates.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? 3 signs placed around lake edge in varied locations; 6 floats/buoys in lake

Description of project/event:

Students will have two major tasks while working at the pHake Lake. Classes will split into two. One half of the students will be using the boats/oars to collect data on several lake variables--O2, light, and temperature. They will collect data @ the center of the lake, thus buoys should be used to mark distances towards the center. Meanwhile, the second half of the class will collect biotic samples located at 3 sites around the lake. They will take these samples back to the lab to analyze invertebrate diversity using microscopes.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1482191838-Sean_McNamara
Submitted: 2016-12-19 15:57:18

Course Information
Course Name: Introductory Biology
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: Bio 44L
Number of Sections: 9
Approx. no. of students per section: 25

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sean McNamara
Email: smcnamara@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074018
Other Phone: 3038980913

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. David Smith - DSmith@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Jennifer Hull - JHull@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Akana Noto - ANoto@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. Lakshmi Bugga - LBugga@kecksci.claremont.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-20 to 2017-03-24
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Argentine ants (Linepithema humile)
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:

Students will be conducting part II of the Ant Behavior lab. They will be running their own experiments that will all be modified versions of the bait experiment run during week 1. Students will be going to the BFS on their own schedule based on their experiments (there are no formal labs thus week however students will still be required to collect data @ BFS for their experiments). Baits of varying sugar solutions will again be used.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1482190836-Sean_McNamara
Submitted: 2016-12-19 15:40:36

Course Information
Course Name: Introductory Biology
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: Bio 44L
Number of Sections: 9
Approx. no. of students per section: 25

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sean McNamara
Email: smcnamara@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074018
Other Phone: 3038980913

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. David Smith - DSmith@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Jennifer Hull - JHull@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Jenna Monroy - JMonroy@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. Barbara Fortini - BFortini@kecksci.claremont.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-03-06 to 2017-03-10
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Argentine Ants--Linepithema humile
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:

Students will be doing part one of a two part Ant Behavior lab. During this week (part I), they will be selecting spots for their ant behavior experiments and placing their "baits"--different types of sugar solutions. They will they be making observations based on the number of ants that visit their baits over the course of an hour. 7


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1482083992-Paul_Faulstich
Submitted: 2016-12-18 09:59:52

Course Information
Course Name: Environmental Education (LEEP)
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 146
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 19

Instructor Information
Instructor: Paul Faulstich
Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 621.8818
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-01-15 to 2016-05-10
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, Make-shift outdoor classroon
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:

This course provides an opportunity for students to assist in teaching elementary school children about environmental concerns in our community. It is a component of the Leadership in Environmental Education Partnership (LEEP) designed to provide hands-on lessons in ecological issues, including habitat restoration, pollution prevention, and environmental justice. We examine innovative approaches to outdoor learning, and explore the theory and implementation of effective environmental education. College students develop and subsequently teach a place-based outdoor environmental education curriculum to a diverse group of elementary school students.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1481933603-Sean_McNamara
Submitted: 2016-12-16 16:13:23

Course Information
Course Name: Introductory Biology
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: Bio 44L
Number of Sections: 9
Approx. no. of students per section: 25

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sean McNamara
Email: smcnamara@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074018
Other Phone: 3038980913

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Audrey Chen - achen@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Barbara Fortini - bfortini@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. David Smith - dsmith@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. Jenna Monroy - jmonroy@kecksci.claremont.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-02-27 to 2017-03-03
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, corner, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Generic sampling of vegetation along a transect line; sampling dependent on current flora
Will any plants or animals be collected? The amount of sampling will be determined on-site. Students may collect small vegetation samples for ID purposes upon return to keck science lab classroom.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will be conducting vegetation transects to measure edge effects and fragmentation on flora. The students will take on-meter measurements along a 50-meter transect tape and note the type of plant (species/invasive/native) that they come across. In the event that they cannot ID a specimen, they will take a small sample back to the classroom. Data acquired will be used to investigate how size of patches influence plant dynamics. two classes (total ~ 50 students) will be up at the BFS at one time


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1480301330-Lance_Neckar
Submitted: 2016-11-27 18:48:50

Course Information
Course Name: reMaking Metropolis
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 032
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 16

Instructor Information
Instructor: Lance Neckar
Email: lance_neckar@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 7 9242
Other Phone: 6127165777

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-11-29 to 2016-11-29
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: rhus integrifolia, eriogonom, artemisia, salvia, etc.
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:

understanding coastal sage plants and alluvial systems


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1478728182-Elise_Ferree
Submitted: 2016-11-09 13:49:42

Course Information
Course Name: Animal Behavior Lab
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 154 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Elise Ferree
Email: eferree@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8277
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-02-07 to 2017-04-04
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Anna's hummingbird, Calypte anna
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? We will place a small numbered flag near each feeder, at least initially.

Description of project/event:

We will establish 12-14 hummingbird feeders around the BFS to investigate hypotheses related to foraging and learning in Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna). The feeders will initially contain about 8 oz. of 20% sucrose solution, and will be cleaned and filled with fresh solution twice a week or more often if mold is detected (a potential problem in warm weather). Old solution will be poured into the dirt in the vicinity of each feeder. We will provide a map of the feeder stations when they have been established. Once hummingbirds have started using the feeders, we will train them to feed at artificial flowers that will consist of glass vials inserted into a foam visor attached to each feeder. The 5mL-vials will contain 20% sucrose solution, be cleaned and filled every other day, and have bee guards that prevent bees from utilizing the feeders. These feeders will be maintained from Tuesday, Feb 7 through Tuesday, April 4. On each Tuesday, 1:15-5:15pm from Feb 21 through April 4 (excluding March 14) we will conduct experiments at several or all of the feeders. We will design the experiments as a class early in the Spring 2017 semester, so details are forth-coming, but they will involve manipulating the feeders only, not the birds themselves or the surrounding environment. Factors to be manipulated include things like solution concentration, which flowers have solution (a “reward”) and which have water, the timing of reward, the color of foam petals that surround the vials, and the placement of the artificial flowers. Observers will collect observational data during the experiments at a distance of 10-20m from the feeder. I will submit my IACUC approval before the project begins.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1478648500-Colin_R._Robins
Submitted: 2016-11-08 15:41:40

Course Information
Course Name: Exploring Natural Disasters (First Year Seminar)
College: Pitzer
Course Number: FS 013 PZ
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 13

Instructor Information
Instructor: Colin R. Robins
Email: crobins@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096077170
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-11-10 to 2016-11-10
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck
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:

This class will visit the BFS as part of a module on fire as both a natural disaster and an ecological force. Students will survey the effects of the 2013 fire on shrubs, trees, and community recovery, including the impacts of fire-fighting activities on the soils of the site, on site use and policies, and on hazard perception by the general public.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1476890756-Akana_Noto
Submitted: 2016-10-19 08:25:56

Course Information
Course Name: Conservation Ecology and Management
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 067 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Akana Noto
Email: anoto@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8279
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-10-20 to 2016-10-25
Frequency: Twice
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, eastern CSS, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Linepithema humile (Argentine ant), isopoda (isopods), other small ground-dwelling invertebrates
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will be using pitfall traps to assess differences in biodiversity in two different habitat types. Students choose, so this may be burned and unburned areas or near edge and in interior. Each group will have 6 total pitfall traps for 48 traps. This allows them to have three replicates of each treatment, sort of the bare minimum required.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Flagging tape to mark where traps are. These will be removed once traps are collected

Description of project/event:

Students are split into groups to propose an experiment of their own to ask how some kind of conservation issue (habitat fragmentation, fire, etc.) affect invertebrate biodiversity. They will deploy pitfall traps for 4 days in two different habitat areas. (Pitfall traps will contain 10% ethanol.) We will go up as a class and students will return on Monday afternoon in their groups to collect traps. In following weeks, we will identify samples and students will use these data to put together a presentation of their own experiment. Thus, each group having their own question is pretty important. Many apologies for the late submission!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1475857387-Stgephen_Naftila
Submitted: 2016-10-07 09:23:07

Course Information
Course Name: Astronomy
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: ASTR 066 L Scie
Number of Sections: 8
Approx. no. of students per section: 50

Instructor Information
Instructor: Stgephen Naftilan
Email: snaftilan@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 73097
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Walter Cook - wcook@kekcsci.claremont.edu
2. Stephen Simon - ssimon@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Tom Dershem - tdershem@kecksci.claremont.edu
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-10-07 to 2016-10-07
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Evening, Night, around 6:30 pm until around 9:30 pm
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:

observing moon and planets through the telescope


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1475726348-Tia_Blassingame
Submitted: 2016-10-05 20:59:08

Course Information
Course Name: Typography & Book Arts
College: Scripps
Course Number: Art 135
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 10

Instructor Information
Instructor: Tia Blassingame
Email: tblassin@scrippscollege.edu
College Phone: 909-607-4089
Other Phone: 2037062157

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-10-05 to 2017-05-15
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: 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: Outdoor classroom, Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? 3-5 fallen leaves/per students
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

This semester I want to familiar my self with the station in order to locate 1-3 locations to focus Spring 2017 class visit. The visits will serve as analysis, subject matter, and inspiration for artists' books to be designed and printed by students. Plant material collected will be collage and printed in low-relief on antique printing presses to complement original text and illustrations inspired by the station class visits. One finished copy of a hand-bound, hand-printed artists' book would serve as the report and would be submitted to BFS.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1475192094-Akana_Noto
Submitted: 2016-09-29 16:34:54

Course Information
Course Name: Conservation ecology and management
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 067 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Akana Noto
Email: anoto@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8279
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-10-06 to 2016-10-20
Frequency: On start and end date
Time of day: Afternoon
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: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? 10 insects/group so about 80 insects total of varying species. Students will identify insects to order using a dichotomous key so they may not need to collect all 10
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Flagging tape will be used to mark shrubs under which fake nests are placed

Description of project/event:

Students will do a nest predation activity to better understand the effects of habitat fragmentation. Students will deploy artificial nests containing clay eggs (unbaked, but also non-toxic as it will be the kind that children use) to the field on road edges and further into CSS away from a road. Nests will be placed on the ground beneath shrubs. We will recollect these eggs and nests during our next lab period (2 weeks later) and students will note which were impacted by predation (and how many marks they show). Flagging tape will be used to mark shrubs under which nests are placed so that they can be found again easily. Flagging tape will be recollected when nests are. During the same lab period, students will be asked to identify 10 insects per group using a dichotomous key. These insect may be collected with aspirators or nets and brought back to the lab, or they may be identified immediately and left in the field.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1474044012-Akana_Noto
Submitted: 2016-09-16 09:40:12

Course Information
Course Name: Conservation ecology and management
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 067 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Akana Noto
Email: anoto@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8279
Other Phone: 7734129409

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-22 to 2016-09-22
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Artemisia californica (California sagebrush), Eriodictyon trichocalyx (hairy yerba santa), Quercus agrifolia (coast liv
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:

I will take students to the BFS to have a brief tour and then to practice diversity measurement methods by surveying plant and bird diversity. To survey birds, students will walk 100m transects along roads or paths and make note of the number and type of birds they see along the transect. Transects will be in oak forest and in open areas. We will survey plants along CSS edges and in the eastern field using 0.5m x 0.5m quadrats. Students will only be making observations and will not be collecting anything.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1473924285-Colin_R._Robins
Submitted: 2016-09-15 00:24:45

Course Information
Course Name: Science and the Environment
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: EA 030 L
Number of Sections: 2
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Colin R. Robins
Email: CRobins@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096077170
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-22 to 2016-09-29
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon, 1:15-4:15 Thursdays
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, (Outdoor classroom only if (still) available - not required)
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:

Students in EA30L KS will visit the BFS on Thursday 9/22 and Thursday 9/29 from 1:15-4:15 to (1) map general plant communities using air photos, GPS, and ground observations; (2) map and collect GPS data for landscape and/or ecological disturbances; and (3) summarize observations of soils, landforms, land use, and other features for environmental considerations. Students will work in small groups to visit as much of the field station (using only existing roads or paths) as necessary to complete their maps.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1473136573-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2016-09-05 21:36:13

Course Information
Course Name: Avian Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 107
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 79794
Other Phone: 9092822244

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jeffrey Allen - Jeffrey.Allen@pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-05 to 2016-12-07
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, 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: white crowned sparrow, song sparrow, Western scrub jay, California thrasher, California towhee, Rufouos sided towhee, b
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:

In Avian Ecology students are expected to observe and record 100 species of birds. They will use the Grinnell method of taking field notes and making a field journal and they will make field sketches. As a class we will practice finding and observing birds with binoculars. After that time students will walk the roads of field station on their own in early mornings and late afternoons to practice. When they are at the field station they will sign in and out and will inform Prof. Karnovsky of the times they are there. Sightings may be submitted to ebird as a class.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1473135826-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2016-09-05 21:23:46

Course Information
Course Name: Avian Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 107
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 79794
Other Phone: 9092822244

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jeffrey Allen - Jeffrey.Allen@pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-05 to 2016-12-07
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, 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: white crowned sparrow, song sparrow, Western scrub jay, California thrasher, California towhee, Rufouos sided towhee, b
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:

In this class we will continue an 11 year mark-recapture study of resident, wintering and migratory passerine birds that use the BFS. We will use mist nets and traps to capture birds and will take measurements on the birds that include wing cord, weight, fat, molt and age (skull ossification). Birds will be given unique fish and wildlife numbered bands and white crowned sparrows and Western scrub jays will be given additional color bands in a unique combination. Birds will be handled for less than 10 minutes before they are released. The primary time when banding will occur will be in the month of October. Banding may continue in to November and December depending on weather and student projects. Students will be supervised at all times during banding. In between banding sessions traps will be secured in the open position and mist nets will be furled, covered and secured with fabric covers or removed completely. Traps are baited with seeds. We hope to determine return rates of birds that are there seasonally and resident movement patterns as well as longevity records. No banding will take place in the rain or in the heat of the day.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1472674498-Fran_Hanzawa
Submitted: 2016-08-31 13:14:58

Course Information
Course Name: Ecology for Non-Majors
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 001 D
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 6

Instructor Information
Instructor: Fran Hanzawa
Email: fhanzawa@pomona.edu
College Phone: 621-8601
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-07 to 2016-12-07
Frequency: Weekly, Wednesdays
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, north field, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Pogonomyrmex californicus (Calif harvester ant); native CSS shrubs; arthropods
Will any plants or animals be collected? 1. Approximately 30 harvester ants will be collected from two colonies in order to assess diet composition. This level of collection should have a negligible effect on the colonies. 2. A few stems will be collected from 2 or 3 native shrub species (likely Artemisia californica, Salvia apiana, and Eriogonum fasciculatum). A small amount of biomass (approximate two 25 cm branches) will be collected from large shrubs. 3. Students will design projects involving pitfall trapping of ground-dwelling arthropods. There will likely by 40-50 traps. Each 6 cm diameter trap will be deployed for 3 days.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Stake flags will be used to mark pitfall trap locations.

Description of project/event:

This class will be doing three projects: 1) examining the foraging behavior and diet composition of harvester ants, 2) assessing whether chemicals in the foliage of native plants inhibit seed germination and/or root growth. (Other than collection of plant tissue, this experiment will be carried out in the lab, not at the BFS.), and 3) student-designed experiments on the community ecology of ground-dwelling arthropods.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1472516815-Stephen_C._Adolp
Submitted: 2016-08-29 17:26:55

Course Information
Course Name: Lizard Ecology Core Lab
College: HMC
Course Number: CL 57
Number of Sections: 2
Approx. no. of students per section: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Stephen C. Adolph
Email: adolph@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 607-1872
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-05 to 2016-12-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, 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: Sceloporus occidentalis, Uta stansburiana, Elgaria multicarinata, Aspidoscelis tigris
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? We will flag locations where we temporarily place temperature dataloggers (for 1-2 weeks)

Description of project/event:

We will be observing lizards for my course on Lizard Ecology (Lizard Ecology Core Lab at Harvey Mudd). This is a sophomore class for up to 20 students. We meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:15 - 4:00 pm. We will collect data on habitat use and location for each lizard that is observed. We will also place temperature data loggers in a variety of microhabitats to study thermal environments. Our work with lizards at BFS will be strictly observational; we will not collect lizards at BFS. In part this is to maximize data collection; students will not spend time capturing animals. In addition, lizards could become skittish and therefore less conspicuous if they were captured. Ideally, our data set will be a useful resource for future work at BFS. Out current knowledge of the spatial distribution of lizards at BFS is largely personal and anecdotal, rather than organized and quantitative.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1472487346-Wallace_Meyer
Submitted: 2016-08-29 09:15:46

Course Information
Course Name: Ecology of Southern Calilfornia
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 145
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Wallace Meyer
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-398-1751
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-08-30 to 2016-12-10
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Students may go outside class time.
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, We will use the outdoor classroom September 6 and 27th from 3 to 5:30.
Plant or animal species to be studied: Artemisia californica Salvia apiana Salvia mellifera Eriogonum fasciculatum Eriodictyon trichocalyx Malosma laurina Het
Will any plants or animals be collected? small number of leaves may be collected for educational purposed. No more than 15 per plant species will be taken.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

In this class, I want students to be able to explore CSS and non-native grassland habitats and learn to make observations leading to a testable hypothesis. While there will be a variety of activities, nothing other than a few leaves will be connected. We will use the BFS outdoor classroom when internet access will enhance the lesson. For example, on the 6th students will create an iNaturalist account and make observations.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1472228607-Thomas_Ryan
Submitted: 2016-08-26 09:23:27

Course Information
Course Name: Field Ecology
College: Pasadena City College
Course Number: Biol 14
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 30

Instructor Information
Instructor: Thomas Ryan
Email: tryan1@pasadena.edu
College Phone: 9499238224
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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-09-17 to 2016-12-10
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, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Common Flora and Fauna of the grassland, coastal sage, chaparral and oak communities.
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:

A separate page describing each day is also being emailed separately to Wallace Meyer. Wetland Sampling/Delineations: Students will conduct plankton tows using a tow net from different depths at pHake lake. Samples will then be analyzed by identifying the different species of plankton, and making comparisons of abundance, diversity, and species richness among the different locations in the lake. Students will then be introduced to procedures involved in wetland delineations including identification of wetland plant species, soil types and geomorphology. Some small holes will be dug to study soil, but areas with plants will be avoided to the extent possible. Mammalian Studies: Students will participate in and augment studies being conducted by Dr. Nina Karnovsky using wildlife game cameras. Students will deploy as many as 10 additional cameras in Areas 1, 11, 12, and 13. Cameras will be checked, SD cards removed, and batteries refreshed weekly. Students will also view images downloaded from cameras run by Dr. Karnovsky, take data from those images and analyze those data. Avian Studies/Mark-recapture: We will divide students into two groups, one will assist in banding operations conducted by Dr. Karnovsky and her students, learning to check and operate mist nets, remove birds from the net, process and band the birds. The other half will be instructed on how to read color bands from the banded populations of Western Scrub Jays at BFS and then go to specific areas to try and observe and record banded jays. Students will then complete a mark-recapture project. Plant and Habitat Studies: Students will determine questions they wish to answer prior to visiting BFS. While at BFS, they will take data using plot sampling, transect sampling, grid sampling and point-quarter sampling of plants. Plants will be identified in the field or photographed for later identification. The class will be instructed to avoid areas with existing studies. The types of topics may include areas that were burned vs. unburned. Near watercourses/lake and upland, CSS vs Chaparral. Students will compare measures of dispersion, abundance, density, richness and diversity Avian Studies/Mark-recapture: We will divide students into two groups, one will assist in banding operations conducted by Dr. Karnovsky and her students, learning to check and operate mist nets, remove birds from the net, process and band the birds. The other half will be instructed on how to read color bands from the banded populations of Western Scrub Jays at BFS and then go to specific areas to try and observe and record banded jays. Invertebrate Studies: Students will use traps and protocols established by Wallace Meyer to capture insects using established pit trap arrays. Students will then make comparisons of abundance, diversity, and species richness among the different locations.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1471885045-Christopher_Clar
Submitted: 2016-08-22 09:57:25

Course Information
Course Name: Introductions to Engineering Systems
College: HMC
Course Number: Eng79
Number of Sections: 8
Approx. no. of students per section: 30

Instructor Information
Instructor: Christopher Clark
Email: clark@hmc.edu
College Phone: 8052347333
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Matt Spencer - mspencer@hmc.edu
2. Lori Bassman - bassman@hmc.edu
3. Nancy Lape - lape@hmc.edu
4. Albert Dato - adato@hmc.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2016-12-07 to 2016-12-09
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night, , should be done by 8:30pm
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:

We will be deploying ROVs as part of our end of semester experimental work. 7 groups of 36 students will visit for 2.5 hrs at a time. They will drive their robots to various depths to measure temperature as a function of depth. cc


Research Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1500065265-Chi_Yen_Lee
Submitted: 2017-07-14 13:47:45

User Information
Name: Chi Yen Lee
College: HMC
Email: johlee@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9787606282
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: 9787606282

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Eyassu Shimelis - eshimelis@g.hmc.edu
2. Tianyi Ma - tma@g.hmc.edu
3. Jingnan Shi - jshi@g.hmc.edu
4. Charles Van Eijk - cvaneijk@g.hmcedu

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Christopher Clark
Email: clark@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 8052347333

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 5
Dates of use: 2017-07-21 to 2017-07-28
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
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:
We will be testing various functionalities of our OceanServer IVER2 robots. The tests will include acoustic tag localization, circumnavigation of target, simulation of swarm tracking, and other functionalities. Once those functions are thoroughly tested in BFS, we aim to move the robot to open ocean and track marine animals such as shark and kelp bass.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1497647028-Haley_Land-Mille
Submitted: 2017-06-16 14:03:48

User Information
Name: Haley Land-Miller
College: Pomona
Email: hbl02014@pomona.edu
College Phone: 5107087595
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: Marc Los Huertos
Email: Marc.LosHuertos@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 607-7787

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2017-06-16 to 2017-08-04
Frequency: Likely once, maybe 3-5 times
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
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:
I'm studying the Santa Ana sucker in the Santa Ana River. I'm using pHake Lake as a local site to test water sampling methods.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1494174495-Timothy_Manolis
Submitted: 2017-05-07 09:28:15

User Information
Name: Timothy Manolis
College: unaffiliated
Email: ylightfoot@aol.com
College Phone: 916 955 9009
Category: independant researcher
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: 2017-05-08 to 2017-05-08
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: sallticidae (jumping spiders)
Will any plants or animals be collected? Salticus palpalis (if found)-- 2 or 3
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Working with Frank Pascoe of University of Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois, on a revision of the western North American species of Salticus. We are collecting throughout the area to do morphological and genetic analysis of the group in an attempt to define species limits.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1492534619-Heidy_Contreras
Submitted: 2017-04-18 09:56:59

User Information
Name: Heidy Contreras
College: University of La Verne
Email: hcontreras@laverne.edu
College Phone: 9094484016
Category: Faculty member, CA
Other Phone: 7604906483

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Bryan McGrath - bryan.mcgrath@laverne.edu
2. Kayla Alvarez - kyla.alvarez@laverne.edu
3. Sebastian Kirchfeld - sebastiankir@gmail.com
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: University of La Verne
Name: Heidy Contreras
Email: hcontreras@laverne.edu
Phone: 7604906483

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2017-04-19 to 2017-09-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Evening, Night
Areas to be used: central CSS, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Hyles lineata (Whitelined Sphinx moth)
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 are investigating the effects of temperature and humidity on the emergence of Hyles lineata. We will be blacklighting one time a week throughout the spring and summer to determine the abundance of adult H. lineata. During our field work we will count the number of adults that we see each night, and collect temperature and humidity data.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1492372564-Jingnan_Shi
Submitted: 2017-04-16 12:56:04

User Information
Name: Jingnan Shi
College: HMC
Email: jshi@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9094806515
Category: Undergraduate student, CA
Other Phone: 9094806515

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. John Lee - johlee@g.hmc.edu
2. Tianyi Ma - tma@g.hmc.edu
3. Eyassu Shimelis - eshimelis@g.hmc.edu
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Christopher Clark
Email: clark@hmc.edu
Phone: 8052347333

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 4
Dates of use: 2017-04-16 to 2017-04-16
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 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:
Test the performance of an underwater autonomous vehicle

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1491949737-Cleo_Forman
Submitted: 2017-04-11 15:28:57

User Information
Name: Cleo Forman
College: Pomona
Email: cafa2016@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 5037561735
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Joanna Chang - joanna.chang@pomona.edu
2. Jenny Thompson - jenny.thompson@pomona.edu
3. Sara Sherburne - sara.sherburne@pomona.edu
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: 4
Dates of use: 2017-04-11 to 2017-05-05
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Sciurus niger (Fox squirrel), Sciurus griseus (western gray squirrel)
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 are analyzing the distribution and behaviors of native western gray squirrels and non-native fox squirrels. This involves walking transects and recording behavior, location, and species. This project will contribute to literature surrounding the interaction between native and non-native species and habitats with varying degrees of human alteration.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1491601064-Larson_Schwaebe
Submitted: 2017-04-07 14:37:44

User Information
Name: Larson Schwaebe
College: Pomona
Email: lssd2015@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9707991731
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: NIna Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovksy@pomona.edu
Phone: 909-607-9794

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2017-04-07 to 2017-05-12
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Micropterus salmoides, Largemouth Bass
Will any plants or animals be collected? No more than 100 fish will be caught over the course of multiple visits. This number of fish is necessary to gather a complete understand of age structure among largemouth bass. In a lab setting their otoliths will be extracted so as to calculate fish ages for use in a population dynamic study. This sample will be in conjunction with a decade of previous samples of similar size collected from pHake lake.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
This decade-long project consists of the collection of largemouth bass from pHake lake and the subsequent removal of their otoliths (ear bones). These otoliths are measured and aged in a lab setting, which has allowed for the creation of a data set that can be used to identify trends over time in the age structure of the bass population. Given that bass are the only 'large' fish species present in pHake lake, the study may have interesting implications regarding population dynamics in insular groups of largemouth bass.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1491459955-Jeremy_Snyder
Submitted: 2017-04-05 23:25:55

User Information
Name: Jeremy Snyder
College: Pomona
Email: jeremy.snyder@pomona.edu
College Phone: 13037175175
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Bianca Gomez - Bianca.Gomez@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
Name: Marty Meyer
Email: wallace.meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 398-1751

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-04-05 to 2017-04-19
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)
Will any plants or animals be collected? 6: minimum number that we feel can produce sufficient data set over the study period
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
We are testing thermoregulatory behavior in lizards, using the metal flashing pens in the transitional areas as controlled habitats for 6 total animals, whose locations will be monitored at various temperatures and times of day using a laser thermometer. This research will allow us to examine links between physiological needs and animal behavior.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1491419653-Brandon_Tolentin
Submitted: 2017-04-05 12:14:13

User Information
Name: Brandon Tolentino
College: Pomona
Email: btpm2015@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 3467022870
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: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
Phone: 9092822244

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2017-04-05 to 2017-04-26
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Artemisia californica
Will any plants or animals be collected? Will be collecting wild mustard seeds to germinate as well as considerable leaf samples from Artemisia californica to soak in water.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Will be collecting leaf samples from sage scrub to analyze allelochemicals and their effect on invasive mustard species in the BFS. We will soak leaves in water to extract the soluble chemicals on and in the leaves and will then water mustard seeds with this water in a controlled setup and compare germination rates with mustard seeds that were watered with distilled water. This study is significant because it demonstrates the competitive strategies used by native plants against invasive species.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1491261552-Sean_Wilcox
Submitted: 2017-04-03 16:19:12

User Information
Name: Sean Wilcox
College: UC Riverside
Email: swilc002@ucr.edu
College Phone: 6268939057
Category: Graduate student, CA
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: UC Riverside
Name: Christopher Clark
Email: cclark@ucr.edu
Phone: 5102201891

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-04-22 to 2017-09-23
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, corner, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Archilochus alexandri
Will any plants or animals be collected? Feather samples (approximately 15 body feathers) per bird will be collected for DNA extraction from adults and nestling hummingbirds.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The goal of this project is to investigate the role of an aerial male courtship display on reproductive success. Males perform vigorous close-ranged shuttle displays during which wingbeat frequency can increase substantially. This project will quantify this behavior, and attempt to assign paternity to males using microsatellite loci and DNA extracted from feathers. Ultimately this will allow me to test the hypothesis that aerial courtship-performance behavior is important for reproductive success.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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:
Kaitlyn has a CDFW scientific collecting permit for her project. The IACUC protocol has not been submitted but it will be approved (and sent to you) before any work begins.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1490659048-Savannah_Meadors
Submitted: 2017-03-27 16:57:28

User Information
Name: Savannah Meadors
College: Pomona
Email: srm12014@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: (909) 621-8601
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: Professor Hanzawa
Email: fmh04747@mymail.pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 621-8601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-03-27 to 2017-04-01
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Camisoniopsis bistorta
Will any plants or animals be collected? The fruits from approximately 60 C. bistorta plants will be collected for analysis of successful pollination.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? BIOl 116 - Suncups: Flags and Small Colored Plastic Picks

Description of project/event:
Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be manipulating the nectar guides of flowers on approximately 60 C. bistorta plants, by concealing the dark brown spots on the petals with yellow water-based tempera paints. I hypothesize that the flowers with concealed nectar guides will have lower rates of fertilization by insect pollinators. Successful fertilization will be quantified by collecting the fruits produced by each plant and counting total seeds within each. This experiment assumes that pollinating insects rely on these nectar guides in assessing flower quality, and will help assess if this is a valuable marker for the insects that pollinate C. bistorta.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1490051771-Jack_Litle
Submitted: 2017-03-20 16:16:11

User Information
Name: Jack Litle
College: Pomona
Email: john.litle@pomona.edu
College Phone: 5089349148
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: Fran Hanzawa
Email: fmh04747@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 621-8601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-03-20 to 2017-05-12
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: eastern CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Brassica nigra (Black Mustard)
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Approximately 30 flags such that each treatment plant is flagged

Description of project/event:
Using diluted Jasmonic Acid treatment to simulate below ground herbivory on Brassica nigra. Testing if simulated below ground herbivory induces an effective defense against aboveground herbivory.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1490050731-Niko_Tutland
Submitted: 2017-03-20 15:58:51

User Information
Name: Niko Tutland
College: Pomona
Email: ntutland@gmail.com
College Phone: 5413015223
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: Fran Hanzawa
Email: fmh04747@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 621-8601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-03-20 to 2017-05-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Phacelia distans, Brassica nigra (black mustard), Camissoniopsis bistorta (suncup)
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:
I am researching pollen competition in Phacelia distans. I will hand-pollinate P. distans with pollen from conspecifics, native heterospecifics, and non-native heterospecifics, and measure seed set. This is my independent project for Bio 116.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1487959515-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2017-02-24 10:05:15

User Information
Name: Matina Donaldson-Matasci
College: HMC
Email: mdonaldsonmatasci@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096071572
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: 5203038602

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. John Little - jlittle@g.hmc.edu
2. Flora Xia - fxia@g.hmc.edu
3. Michelle Lilly - mlilly@g.hmc.edu
4. Matt Crane - mcrane@g.hmc.edu

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: 2017-02-24 to 2017-07-01
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Apis mellifera (honey bee) and other pollinators; Salvia apiana (white sage), Penstemon spectabilis, Eriodictyon tricho
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? wooden stakes with neon plates on top (visible from air)

Description of project/event:
We are studying how honeybee foraging success relates to the distribution of floral resources in the environment as it changes over the course of the season. To do this, we are using an automated system to monitor the health and foraging success of two colonies during the spring bloom period. We will bring in two small colonies of domestic honeybees and place them in the open area at the end of the road just to the west of the lake. We will look at the relationship between the observed activity and success of the colony with the availability of floral resources at the field station. Floral resources will be surveyed using drones to map the burned area south of the lake, generally in the mornings once per week. We will also count pollinators visits and collect nectar from bagged flowers of the four focal plant species named above.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1486184071-Jack_Litle
Submitted: 2017-02-03 20:54:31

User Information
Name: Jack Litle
College: Pomona
Email: john.litle@pomona.edu
College Phone: 5089349148
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: 5089349148

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: 2017-02-03 to 2018-05-12
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: ArtCal
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? tagging seedlings

Description of project/event:
Herbivory- caging project. Will be continuing my caging project by finding pairs of seedlings.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1486183456-Jack_Litle
Submitted: 2017-02-03 20:44:16

User Information
Name: Jack Litle
College: Pomona
Email: john.litle@pomona.edu
College Phone: 5089349148
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: 5089349148

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: 2017-02-03 to 2018-05-12
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: ArtCal, various other natives
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:
Herbivory project- fencing subproject. Building 5 by 5 meter plots to reduce herbivory. Scoring plants in plots.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1483385816-Diane_Thomson
Submitted: 2017-01-02 11:36:56

User Information
Name: Diane Thomson
College: Keck Sci
Email: dthomson@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909 607 0029
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Cara Scalpone - cascalpo@students.pitzer.edu
2. Jenna Loesberg - jloesber@students.pitzer.edu
3. MHobbs0760@scrippscollege.edu - 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: 2017-01-03 to 2017-06-15
Frequency: 3-4 visits in Jan. Apr.-May
Time of day: No way for me to say when.
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Amsinckia mensiezii and Phacelia distans
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will be collecting approximately 60-80 seedlings from each species to transplant into containers and raise in the greenhouse. This is the number of plants we need to be sure of raising the needed number of seeds (minimum 500) for each species, given potential mortality during rearing. Given high densities of seedlings and low survival in the field, we expect minimal impact of removing this many plants. In May, we will return to collect a few hundred seeds from individuals that flowered in the field; again, given the background density of plants this impact should be minimal.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Yellow irrigation flags, some plastic cocktail forks with twis tie loops.

Description of project/event:
Seeds will be used in a greenhouse experiment next year, to test for potential genetic variation in germination cuing.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1478644833-Jacob_Aragon
Submitted: 2016-11-08 14:40:33

User Information
Name: Jacob Aragon
College: Pomona, Pizer College
Email: jaaragon@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: 9095257475
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jack Litle - jl012014@mymail.pomona.edu
2. Lars Schwaebe - lssd2015@mymail.pomona.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pomona
Name: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
Phone: 9092822244

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2016-11-08 to 2016-12-14
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Bird Community
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Potential flagging on vegetation to identify observation stations

Description of project/event:
Avian Ecology Research Project

Confidential description of project/event:
Project specifics are currently in progress and will be delivered upon finalization


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1478290881-Cherie_Ho
Submitted: 2016-11-04 13:21:21

User Information
Name: Cherie Ho
College: HMC
Email: chho@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 6266026661
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Aishvarya Korde - akorde@g.hmc.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Christopher Clark
Email: clark@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 8052347333

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2016-11-05 to 2016-11-05
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, 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:
Our group is investigating the use of AUVs to track shark aggregations. To do so, we would like to use pHake lake to test our hydrophone sensors.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1473363045-Wallace_Meyer
Submitted: 2016-09-08 12:30:45

User Information
Name: Wallace Meyer
College: Pomona
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-398-1751
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: 2016-10-01 to 2017-05-01
Frequency: A few days in the fall and spr
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, oak forest along drive, north field, 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:
Our objective is to continue research on Carbon and Nitrogen storage at the BFS and expand our research to ten sites across a coast to inland gradient to explore which factors influence nutrient storage across the region. At each site, we intend to sample the surface soil (top 10 cm) at six locations in each of two habitat types: California sage scrub and non-native grasslands/ forblands. At the BFS we will sample in the non-native grassland and CSS areas south of the neck, consistent with what we have done for the past few years. Soil sampling is designed to have no impacts on biota. At each location, we will take 4 soil samples. The two soil samples will consist of 20 ml of homogenized surface soil being place in a sterile tubes. One of these samples, will be used to determine percent C and N per gram of soil The second sample will be used to extract DNA and perform 16S and 18S amplicon sequencing analyses to determine the relative abundance of different bacterial and fungal species. The third soil sample will consist of an intact soil aggregate (~ 25 to 50 grams) to determine bulk density using the ‘clod method’. An additional 100 grams of soil from each location in each habitat will be collected and pooled with others from that that habitat analyses of soil properties (soil sediment size, cation exchange, pH, and soil organic matter).

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1473194048-Niko_Tutland
Submitted: 2016-09-06 13:34:08

User Information
Name: Niko Tutland
College: Pomona
Email: ntutland@gmail.com
College Phone: 541-301-5223
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: Frances Hanzawa
Email: fmh04747@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 621-8601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2016-09-05 to 2017-05-01
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: I will be studying the seed bank of CSS habitat. I will also be conducting a vegetation survey. These surveys will incl
Will any plants or animals be collected? I will be taking soil samples to examine the seed bank. I would like to take 20 samples in each of 4 transects. Each sample will be taken with a 6.5cm diameter soil core sampler, 5cm deep.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
This study will examine how habitat edges facilitate non-native species invasion in Coastal Sage Scrub. To evaluate this, I will collect soil samples at varying distances from the boundary of CSS habitat in the Bernard Field Station and North Etiwanda Preserve. I will analyze the seed bank in these soil samples by giving them an artificial winter and identifying the seedlings that emerge. I will supplement this analysis with a vegetation survey at each site. In this study I hope to characterize the extent and pattern of non-native invasion, assess which species are most prevalent, and determine the role of habitat edges in these invasions.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1469683816-Cherie_Ho
Submitted: 2016-07-27 22:30:16

User Information
Name: Cherie Ho
College: HMC
Email: chho@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 6266026661
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Aishvarya Korde - akorde@g.hmc.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Chris Clark
Email: clark@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 8052347333

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2016-07-28 to 2016-07-28
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
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:
Our research project involves using underwater robots to track fish and sharks. To do so, we use a hydrophone system to listen to tags. We would like to use phake lake to test the system.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1467740770-Chris_Clark
Submitted: 2016-07-05 10:46:10

User Information
Name: Chris Clark
College: HMC
Email: clark@hmc.edu
College Phone: 8052347333
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: HMC
Name: Chris Clark
Email: clark@hmc.edu
Phone: 8052347333

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 12
Dates of use: 2016-07-05 to 2016-07-11
Frequency: Weekly, every day
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:
We will be demonstrating how to use underwater robots as part of the MRRSS: http://www.hmc.edu/lair/MRRSS/index.html

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1465494070-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2016-06-09 10:41:10

User Information
Name: Matina Donaldson-Matasci
College: HMC
Email: mdonaldsonmatasci@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096071572
Category: Faculty member, California
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Wenkai Qin - wqin@g.hmc.edu
2. Jingnan Shi - jshi@g.hmc.edu
3. Melinda Lim - mhlim@g.hmc.edu
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: 4
Dates of use: 2016-06-09 to 2016-07-29
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: power from observatory area
Plant or animal species to be studied: California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) and its pollinators, especially honey bees (Apis mellifera)
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 are developing a method for 3D-tracking of pollinators on natural flowers. The project will involve setting up video cameras in front of flower patches for extended periods of time. We will develop algorithms to automatically detect pollinator visits to flowers and classify the pollinators into different types.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1465493368-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2016-06-09 10:29:28

User Information
Name: Matina Donaldson-Matasci
College: HMC
Email: mdonaldsonmatasci@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096071572
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: 5203038602

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Melinda Lim - mhlim@g.hmc.edu
2. Cassie Burgess - cburgess@g.hmc.edu
3. Saul Gonzalez - asgonzalez@g.hmc.edu
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: 4
Dates of use: 2016-06-09 to 2016-07-29
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, , once a week evening work
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: power from classroom, water from hose spigot, storage in garage
Plant or animal species to be studied: Apis mellifera
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 are examining the benefits of communication to honey bee colonies. Why do honey bees dance to indicate the location of resources, and under which conditions is this ability particularly useful? To examine this, we will bring two colonies of domestic (docile) honey bees to the field station, and set them up under a tent in the trees just south of the infirmary (please note that while this is not generally allowed under Claremont City Code, I have documented permission from City Hall to do so for research purposes). We will manipulate the colonies' ability to communicate, so that one colony can dance to indicate where flowers are and the other cannot, and compare the two over a period of several weeks to see when communication is particularly effective. We will also measure the location and quality of available resources each week by using a drone to fly over several sections of the field station and by collecting nectar from flowers (mornings). Finally, we will monitor the amount of resources collected by the colony and the location of resources being advertised in dances. The latter involves first training the colonies to a sugar water feeder at various distances from the hive.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1464992302-Mia_Farago-Iwama
Submitted: 2016-06-03 15:18:22

User Information
Name: Mia Farago-Iwamasa
College: Scripps
Email: mfaragoi7384@scrippscollege.edu
College Phone: 7203525123
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: HMC
Name: Matina Donaldson-Matasci
Email: mdonaldsonmatasci@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 9096071572

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2016-06-03 to 2016-07-31
Frequency: two or three times
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, oak forest along drive, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Temnothorax, Crematogaster, Pseudomyrmex gracilis, Pseudomyrmex pallidus, arboreal ants
Will any plants or animals be collected? 40 individual ants - 10 ants per treatment used for introducing high threat conditions to the 4 Cephalotes varians ant colonies that we are studying in the lab
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Our lab, in collaboration with Professor Scott Powell's lab at George Washington University, are investigating the turtle ant, Cephalotes varians. We are interested in how this species of polydomus arboreal ants makes group and individual decisions to investigate and occupy multiple nests. More specifically, we want to know how increased levels of threat produced by the presence of an invasive, possibly competing ant species, affects how they choose nests, what quality nests they choose, and how they defend them. This can tell us a lot about how species respond to interspecific threats.

Confidential description of project/event:
We don't actually know if we will be able to find the ideal threat species at the field station but we hope that Pseudomyrmex (which is also present but non-native in Florida, where our lab ants are from) will be present in this area. We thus hope to collect a few workers to introduce a perceived threat to our colonies.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1464806208-Zunyan_Wang
Submitted: 2016-06-01 11:36:48

User Information
Name: Zunyan Wang
College: HMC
Email: zuwang@hmc.edu
College Phone: 8477701306
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Cherie Ho - cho@hmc.edu
2. Aishvarya Korde - akorde@hmc.edu
3. Kimberly Joly - kjoly@hmc.edu
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Chris Clark
Email: clark@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 8052347333

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2016-06-01 to 2016-07-30
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:
We will be testing the AUV controller code in the lake for the summer, and I'm applying for access for all members of the shark tracking team.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1462993220-Sean_Wilcox
Submitted: 2016-05-11 12:00:20

User Information
Name: Sean Wilcox
College: UC Riverside
Email: swilc002@ucr.edu
College Phone: 6268939057
Category: Graduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. David Rankin - david.rankin@ucr.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: UC Riverside
Name: Christopher Clark
Email: cclark@ucr.edu
Phone: 951-827-3646

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2016-05-14 to 2016-08-28
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Archilochus alexandri
Will any plants or animals be collected? Approximately 5 males, 10 females, and 20 nestlings. Whole organisms will be caught with feeder traps, banded, and released. Feather samples (~10 breast feathers) will be collected for DNA extractions performed at UCR.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The goal of this project is to investigate the role of an aerial male courtship display on reproductive success. Males perform vigorous close-ranged shuttle displays during which wingbeat frequency can increase substantially. This project will quantify this behavior, and attempt to assign paternity to males using microsatellite loci and DNA extracted from feathers. Ultimately this will allow me to test the hypothesis that aerial courtship-performance behavior is important for reproductive success.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1461173938-Steven_Rowell
Submitted: 2016-04-20 10:38:58

User Information
Name: Steven Rowell
College: Scripps
Email: stvtron@gmail.com
College Phone: 2024218105
Category: Visiting professor
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Abigail Lewis - allz2015@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: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2016-04-21 to 2016-09-01
Frequency: weekly until 5/30 then 9/1
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: vernal pools, north field, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: whatever animal triggers camera trap
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 goal of this project is simply to capture images and video of animals in the field over the course of the summer. Two trail cameras will be left in the field from 4/21-5/30 for collection by Steven Rowell, and one will be left until 9/1 for collection by Abby Lewis.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1456094980-Jack_Litle
Submitted: 2016-02-21 14:49:40

User Information
Name: Jack Litle
College: Pomona
Email: john.litle@pomona.edu
College Phone: 5089349148
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: Marty Meyer
Email: Wallace.Meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 398-1751

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2016-02-04 to 2016-09-12
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom (if open), garage
Plant or animal species to be studied: Artemisia californica - California sagebrush
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? 20 flags will be used

Description of project/event:
I am studying the effects that herbivores have on Artemisia seedlings in the aftermath of a fire. I will identify 10 sites in sage scrub and ten sites in the burned area I each site, I will identify triplets of first year Artemisia seedelings, caging two so as to protect from herbivores and leaving the third seedling open (control) open. One caged seedling at each site will have invasive species competition by allowing them to grow while and the other will not since I will weed them.

Confidential description of project/event:


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 2017-05-31
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-1454092850-Diane_Thomson
Submitted: 2016-01-29 10:40:50

User Information
Name: Diane Thomson
College: Keck Sci
Email: dthomson@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 607-0029
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Isabel Whitcomb - iwhitcom0313@scrippscollege.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: 1
Dates of use: 2016-10-01 to 2016-07-15
Frequency: Occasional
Time of day: daylight hours
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Artemisia californica, also Ericameria, Saliva apiana, Eriogonum fasciculatum
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Aluminum tags, plastic twist ties with cocktail forks

Description of project/event:
This project is a continuation of ongoing work to mark and monitor individual native shrubs in the 12 post-fire plots at the BFS. We will be checking individuals marked in previous years for survivorship and growth. We will also census for new seedlings emerging this year to estimate their density and tag so their survivorship can be tracked. This work will contribute to our understanding of how well native shrubs are recovering post-fire, and the relative importance of seed limitation/germination relative to survivorship in determining the rate of recovery.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1435872629-Marc_Baker
Submitted: 2015-07-02 14:30:29

User Information
Name: Marc Baker
College: Arizona State University
Email: mbaker6@asu.edu
College Phone: 928-713-7009
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Michelle Cloud-Hughes - mcloudhughes@gmail.com
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: 2015-07-02 to 2016-07-02
Frequency: one to three visits
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Opuntia littoralis var. austrocalifornica
Will any plants or animals be collected? Young flower buds will be sampled in order to find at least one in meiosis of gametogenesis. Once the correct stages of meiosis are found, buds will be preserved in fixative and one or two stems will be removed from each plant (one to three depending on the amount of morphological variation). One to four flowers and one to four fruits will be removed from each plant, if available. If not, a return trip to collect flowers and/or fruits may be necessary. Two herbarium specimens (vouchers) will be made from each plant and will include fruits and flowers, if possible. One specimen of each plant will be deposited at RSA and one at ASU. Labels will include any chromosome number determinations. Live material will be donated to RSA, if they so desire, and to the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona. Live material will be made available for DNA analyses.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The type locality for Opuntia littoralis var. austrocalifornica is just SE of Indian Hill. Morphogically and geographically, populations of the taxon are a good candidate for a hypothesized evolutionary intermediate between the hexaploid Opuntia phaeacantha and the triploid O. treleasii (O. basilaris var. treleasii). I am hoping that O. littoralis var. austrocalifornica is a tetraploid, which would support my hypothesis. Of course, obtaining material from the type locality is of taxonomic importance. If the type population is tetraploid, then I would probably elevate the taxon to species level. Presently, the taxon is synonymized under the hexaploid O. littoralis. The importance of determining its chromosome number is paramount to investigating its phylogeny and may be crucial in understanding the origin of both O. littoralis and O. treleasei (a federally listed taxon). For example, the morphology of O. littoralis var. austrocalifornica suggests that it is similar to O. phaeacantha (hexaploid) and less so to O. basilaris (diploid) and, therefore, a tetraploid chromosome determination would indicate that it may be a hybrid between the two putative parental taxa, where it possesses three sets of chromosomes from O. phaeacantha and one from O. basilaris. In this scenario, O. treleasii may represent a triploid backcross between the tetrapoid and O. basilaris. Regardless of chromosome number, living material of O. littoralis var. austrocalifornica will be used for DNA studies in the near future.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1433271767-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2015-06-02 12:02:47

User Information
Name: Matina Donaldson-Matasci
College: HMC
Email: mdonaldsonmatasci@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096071572
Category: Faculty member, California
Other Phone: 9096071572

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Cassie Burgess - cburgess@g.hmc.edu
2. Tyler Smallwood - tsmallwood@g.hmc.edu
3. Tessa Finley - tessa.finley@pomona.edu
4. Clayton Ziemke - chz02014@mymail.pomona.edu

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: 2015-06-02 to 2015-08-07
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, 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:
The primary goal of this project is to create an automated system for mapping the spatial and temporal abundance of floral resources for pollinators such as honey bees. The system will employ an aerial robot (“drone”) to construct highly detailed overhead images on a large scale, and will use computer vision coupled with manual field observations (quadrat surveys) to identify areas with plants in bloom. These “bee forage maps” will make it possible to study the foraging ecology, health and conservation of pollinators in a new way.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1433258193-Rachel_Levin
Submitted: 2015-06-02 08:16:33

User Information
Name: Rachel Levin
College: Pomona
Email: rlevin@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-621-8632
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Caroline Long - Caroline.long@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: N/A
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2015-08-02 to 2017-06-02
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
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: Western Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? We may mark nest sites with orange flagging labeled "Levin" and yr.

Description of project/event:
My students and I have been studying the population of Western scrub jays, Aphelocoma californica, at the Bernard Biological Field Station )BFS) since fall, 2009. This work involves capturing, color banding and sexing (by DNA) each jay at the BFS and later tracking their movements. What little is known about the western scrub jay suggests that they occur in territorial pairs in the spring and form larger flocks of unknown composition in the fall. This stands in marked contrast to the Florida scrub jay that lives in extended family groups in which the young of one year remain to help parents raise younger siblings (a social system called “cooperative breeding”). Before the fire, we had observed differences in territoriality and group size between the east (open, disturbed) and west (scrub, oak, less recently disturbed) parts of BFS. We are currently focusing on how the fire has affected jay distribution at the BFS and on understanding the social dynamics that lead that to this distribution. In the larger sense, we seek to identify the differences in ecology that might explain the differences between the cooperatively-breeding Florida scrubs jays and their non-cooperatively-breeding western relatives.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1433178150-Jonathan_Wright
Submitted: 2015-06-01 10:02:30

User Information
Name: Jonathan Wright
College: Pomona
Email: jcwright@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096254413
Category: Faculty member, California
Other Phone: 9096254413

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Nancy Hamlett - hamlett@g.hmc.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: 2015-06-01 to 2016-06-01
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: 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: Invertebrate and plant surveys, plus NSF butterfly census. Many spp!
Will any plants or animals be collected? Species would only be collected in the event that keying for ID is required and to keep voucher specimens for new invertebrate species.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
This project involves monthly butterfly censusing with Nancy Hamlett for the NSF planning grant collaborative CSS research initiative. I will also be doing follow-up surveying and some collecting to identify invertebrate and plant species for ongoing BFS biota census.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1417920435-Amanda_Maheras
Submitted: 2014-12-06 18:47:15

User Information
Name: Savannah Meadors
College: Pomona
Email: srm12014@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: N/A
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: 2014-12-13 to 2017-06-17
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Currently unknown - potentially all observed vertebrates at the Bernard Field Station - for example: Tantilla planiceps
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Short, temporary fencing will be constructed with T-posts, wooden posts, and mesh material.

Description of project/event:
In order to assess the biodiversity of vertebrates at the Bernard Field Station, a new motion detector camera trapping techniques will be implemented. After digging a small trench and inserting t-posts and wooden posts into the ground, temporary mesh fencing will be attached in a manner that leaves a small gap in between the fencing with a motion sensitive camera facing down toward the ground, which will allow the images of the vertebrates to be captured as they pass through the fence opening. The photos will be analyzed to identify the various species, and the breadth of diversity captured on film will be compared to the known list of biota available at the Bernard Field Station website. Successful representation of the different vertebrates through the camera trapping method would support expansion of this technique in other biodiversity programs limiting the necessity for more difficult live trappings.

Confidential description of project/event:


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 2017-06-15
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 2017-08-31
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-1500934374-Marion_Preest
Submitted: 2017-07-24 15:12:54

User Information
Name: Marion Preest
College: Keck Sci
Email: mpreest@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 607 8014
Other Phone: 909 374 1804
You are a: Faculty member

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: 30
Dates of use: 2017-08-17 to 2017-08-17
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: misc phyto-and zoo-plankton
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will conduct plankton tows of the lake. Any vertebrates collected will be released. Photo-And zoo-plankton will be removed to Keck Science for analysis
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will be bringing up to 30 Summer Science Immersion Students (and 2-3 faculty) to collect water samples from pHake Lake. We will need access to the garage to obtain oars and lifejackets.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1499125180-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-07-03 16:39:40

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joe_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: 626-243-3157
You are a: Faculty member

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: 2017-07-05 to 2017-07-12
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, 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? will gather two small chokecherry trees, with Brinda Sarathy/RRC permission from site to be cleared for landscape design purposes.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

ACtivity is to remove two chokecherry trees (small) for transport to another location to transplant them, since the RRC contractors will remove them and destroy them due to landscape design process.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1496983727-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-06-08 21:48:47

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joe_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: 626-243-3157
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Nick Hummingbird - laurelsumac89@gmail.com
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: 2017-06-08 to 2017-08-30
Frequency: occasional/monthly
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, lower neck, central neck
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:

Visits with indigenous community members to become familiar with the site.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1495560848-Laura_Alexandra
Submitted: 2017-05-23 10:34:08

User Information
Name: Laura Alexandra Harris
College: Pitzer
Email: lharris@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 909-607-3633
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

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: 2017-05-23 to 2022-05-23
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Evening
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: 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:

Birdwatching and creative writing.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1493327623-Steve_Adolph
Submitted: 2017-04-27 14:13:43

User Information
Name: Steve Adolph
College: HMC
Email: adolph@hmc.edu
College Phone: 607-1872
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

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: 20
Dates of use: 2017-04-30 to 2017-04-30
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 9:30 to 10:30 am
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
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:

I'd like to lead a tour for alumni (as part of our alumni weekend events). Last year only 2 alumni were on this tour, and I expect a pretty small turnout this year as well.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1490319483-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-03-23 18:38:03

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joe_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: 626-243-3157
You are a: Faculty member

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: 6
Dates of use: 2017-04-03 to 2017-04-03
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Native cherry; elderberry; stinging nettle; yerba buena
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO a small amount of stinging nettle (along road) and elderberry flowers.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Site visit to BFS for indigenous community members (Tongva, Cahuilla, Chumash), with possible RRC construcdtion site visit--making separate RRC site visit request to contractor.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1489954338-David_Money_Har
Submitted: 2017-03-19 13:12:18

User Information
Name: David Money Harris
College: HMC
Email: David_Harris@hmc.edu
College Phone: 9093600731
Other Phone: 9099125435
You are a: Faculty member

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: David Money Harris
Email: N/A
Phone: 19093600731

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2017-03-24 to 0000-00-00
Frequency: 1-3 times
Time of day: Dawn, Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO microorganisms in pond water
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:

take samples of pond water to study water purification Benjamin Money Harris kindergarten science fair project


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1489336413-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-03-12 09:33:33

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joseph_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: 626-243-3157
You are a: Faculty member

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: 12
Dates of use: 2017-02-27 to 2017-02-27
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: currants & cattails
Will any plants or animals be collected? cattails--a small number of underwater rhizomes (5) and plant tips (10); currants--2 quarts (assuming the birds have left that many by the time we get there)
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Tongva and other indigenous Claremont community members visit to carry out seasonal cultural heritage food harvesting practices. A small group of students will accompany the indigenous group as part of a class at Pitzer.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1488296350-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-02-28 07:39:10

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joseph_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: 626-243-3157
You are a: Faculty member

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: 2017-03-22 to 2017-03-22
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
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:

Introduce a Cahuilla community leader, Sean Milanovich, to the Bernard Field Station as part of his preparation for a talk he will be giving that afternoon on Cahuilla traditional understanding of water.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1488296087-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-02-28 07:34:47

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joseph_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: 626-243-3157
You are a: Faculty member

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: 2017-03-02 to 2017-03-02
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
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:

Introduce Trust for PUblic Land staff member to the BFS to contribute to Claremont Colleges conservation event on friday, march 3.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1485364526-Kieran_Silva
Submitted: 2017-01-25 09:15:26

User Information
Name: Kieran Silva
College: Pitzer
Email: ksilva@Students.Pitzer.edu
College Phone: 9513139400
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Undergraduate student

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: Pitzer
Name: Paul Faulstich
Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu
Phone: 9096218818

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-01-25 to 2017-05-03
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Depending on the light needed.
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: 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:

I am in the class "Nature Works: Aesthetics and Praxis in the Anthropocene" where we are making environmental art. I would like to use the BFS as an outdoor studio to take photos and find inspiration for several of the projects in the class.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1485297021-Christy_Spackma
Submitted: 2017-01-24 14:30:21

User Information
Name: Christy Spackman
College: Harvey Mudd College
Email: cspackman@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096218022
Other Phone: 6467714475
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Elizabeth Ladiana - eladiana@hmc.edu
2. Ramona Campoy - RCampoy@hmc.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: 25
Dates of use: 2017-02-11 to 2017-02-11
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: oak forest along drive
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:

Our interest in having our lunch at the field station is in conjunction with the larger theme of science and sensory experience; we see the field station as playing a key role in bringing together these two ideas. The lunch would be immediately followed by a walk led by Rachel Mayeri (HMC), Jane Tsong (artist) and "local legend" Christopher Nyerges (per Dr. Mayeri; I have yet to meet Mr. Nyerges, but he is known for his work identifying wild edibles). If we were to have said lunch, it would involve 20 people + HMC catering staff. We would be most interested in setting up and holding the lunch on the oak-lined drive on Saturday, February 11th (weather permitting). I anticipate that all trash generated would be removed by our catering staff. I similarly anticipate that the main assistance we would need is getting access to the location.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1484763743-Rachel_Mayeri
Submitted: 2017-01-18 10:22:23

User Information
Name: Rachel Mayeri
College: HMC, HMC
Email: mayeri@hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096070461
Other Phone: 2139234175
You are a: Faculty member

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: HMC
Name: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 20
Dates of use: 2017-01-18 to 2017-02-12
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon, 3-4:30
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? We MIGHT work with an expert on edible wild plants. If it's allowed, we may take little samples to taste. If it's not allowed we can work with that.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Embodied Experience of Landscape guided walk as part of Science and the Senses seminar hosted by Harvey Mudd College. Landscape Architect Jane Tsong and School of Self Reliance Chris Nyerges will lead conference participants through the BFS as part of a 1.5 hour walking tour of the local area which will highlight the contrast between minimally developed land (BFS) and native plants with local gardens and South African plants.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1483039118-warren_roberts
Submitted: 2016-12-29 11:18:38

User Information
Name: warren roberts
College: CGU
Email: warren.roberts@cgu.edu
College Phone: 9099219329
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member, California

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Prof Don McFarlane - DMcFarlane@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Prof Andrew Marx - Andrew.Marx@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: gisteacher@gmail.com
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2016-12-29 to 2016-12-29
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, 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:

we planned to perform drone exercise last week but thwarted by the rain .. at least minute schedules changed and we managed to find time to meet today to meetup and test drones ..


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1481914873-warren_Stean_ro
Submitted: 2016-12-16 11:01:13

User Information
Name: warren Stean roberts
College: CGU
Email: gisteacher@gmail.com
College Phone: 9099219329
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member, California

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. don mc farlane - DMcFarlane@kecksci.claremont.educf
2. Andrew Marx - Andrew.Marx@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: 3
Dates of use: 2016-12-21 to 2016-12-21
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 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: 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:

we will be testing out a couple of drones. All rules observed as have in the past (Don and I are on the 7C drone policy group & andrew is FAA licensed)


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1479415412-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2016-11-17 12:43:32

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joseph_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 909-607-4318
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

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: 2016-11-21 to 2016-11-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, lower neck
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:

Walkaround to identify native species useful for course event nov. 30 (not held at BFS) and course planning for 2017 (possible BFS visits).


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1472409695-Warren_Roberts
Submitted: 2016-08-28 11:41:35

User Information
Name: Warren Roberts
College: CGU, IST 370
Email: warrenr@cuc.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9099219329
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Andrew Marx - Andrew.Marx@cgu.edu
2. Don McFarlane - DMcFarlane@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. Jessica_Greene@cuc.claremont.edu - 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: 24
Dates of use: 2016-10-31 to 2016-10-31
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom, if classroom is available .. woudl be for 3-5pm to process the imagery collected with Drone at 300�
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:

Exercise is a demo to college faculty, staff and students on the safe use of drone for imagery capture for remote sensing and GIS applications. Several faculty have explore or are using drone. Discussions will include new regulations and safety measures including methods to not disrupt habitats below. Will will use the quadcopter (to small of area for fixed wing) and possibly 4 band camera to demonstrate how to detect various landcover features and plan communities.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1471558720-Kathryn_Turner
Submitted: 2016-08-18 15:18:40

User Information
Name: Kathryn Turner
College: Forest Friday homeschool group
Email: Mamakathomeschools@gmail.com
College Phone: 3107406085
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Community member

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: 10
Dates of use: 2016-07-19 to 2016-08-19
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: oak forest along drive, corner
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:

we will be identifying plants and insects.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1468965635-Marion_Preest
Submitted: 2016-07-19 15:00:35

User Information
Name: Marion Preest
College: Keck Sci
Email: mpreest@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: x 78014
Other Phone: 909 374 1804
You are a: Faculty member

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: 36
Dates of use: 2016-08-18 to 2016-08-18
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: miscellaneous phyto- and zoo plankton
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will conduct plankton tows of the lake. Any vertebrate animals collected will be released. Phyto- and zooplankton will be removed to Keck Science for analysis.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will be bringing up to 35 Summer Science Immersion students (and 2-3 faculty) to collect water samples from pHake Lake. We will need access to the garage to obtain oars and lifejackets.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1458165804-Kevin_Krumdieck
Submitted: 2016-03-16 15:03:24

User Information
Name: Kevin Krumdieck
College: Pitzer, RRC design team
Email: klk@carrierjohnson.com
College Phone: 619-838-1084
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Architect hired by Pitzer Coll

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Magda Kubik - mak@carrierjohnson.com
2. John Beck - jrb@carrierjohnson.com
3. Michelle Sullivan - MichelleS@mlagreen.com
4. Andy Reilman - areilman@integralgroup.com

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pitzer
Name: Brinda Sarathy
Email: Brinda_Sarathy@pitzer.edu
Phone: 909-607-7342

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 12
Dates of use: 2016-01-01 to 2017-07-01
Frequency: approx. 2-3 times a mth
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, 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:

survey of the pitzer site, walks around the infirmary grounds, interior walks within buildings, walks up N Amherst drive, eventually construction observations once renovation construction work starts


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1434151334-Naomi_Fraga
Submitted: 2015-06-12 16:22:14

User Information
Name: Naomi Fraga
College: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Email: nfraga@rsabg.org
College Phone: (909) 625-8767
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Staff member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Billy Sale - bsale@rsabg.org
2. Kristy Snyder - ksnyder@rsabg.org
3. Alejandra Soto - asoto@rsabg.org
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: 2015-07-01 to 2017-07-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: 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: Artemisia californica, Asclepias eriocarpa, Encelia californica, Eriogonum fasciculatum, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Penst
Will any plants or animals be collected? Sampling methodology is outlined is the project proposal that was submitted to the BFS director in a separate e-mail.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Project description is outlined is the project proposal that was submitted to the BFS director in a separate e-mail.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1417470876-Susan_Schenk
Submitted: 2014-12-01 13:54:36

User Information
Name: Susan Schenk
College: Keck Sci
Email: sschenk@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: (909) 621-6381
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Staff member

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: 2014-12-01 to 2017-12-01
Frequency: will vary
Time of day: 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: Will vary, plants
Will any plants or animals be collected? Some plants will be collected for herbarium records and public education efforts. Specimens will only be collected following consultation with the director.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

I will be surveying plant diversity at the BFS to contribute to our plant inventory and I will be working with both the director and the volunteer coordinator to design and create a native plant teaching garden at near the outdoor classroom.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1405627288-Lelia_Hawkins
Submitted: 2014-07-17 13:01:28

User Information
Name: Lelia Hawkins
College: HMC
Email: lhawkins@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096218522
Other Phone: 8585834441
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Zebulon Hawkins - zeb.hawkins@gmail.com
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: 2014-07-17 to 2016-07-18
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, 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: 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:

Observing native plant associations and flowering phenology


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 2017-06-30
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-1271375208-Hartmut_Wisch
Submitted: 2010-04-15 16:46:48

User Information
Name: Hartmut Wisch
College: Lorquin Entomological Society
Email: hwisch@att.net
College Phone: N/A
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Staff member, docent

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: 2014-01-14 to 2017-06-30
Frequency: varies with weather
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, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Hymenoptera
Will any plants or animals be collected? YES
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Documenting insects on the property. A few specimens will be collected for identification.


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 2016-06-30
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 neck
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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