Bernard Field Station Projects Currently Active

Course Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1510944617-Marc_W_Los_Huert
Submitted: 2017-11-17 10:50:17

Course Information
Course Name: Science and Environment
College: Pomona
Course Number: EA 030
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 6

Instructor Information
Instructor: Marc W Los Huertos
Email: marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096077787
Other Phone: 9094513373

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: 2017-11-17 to 2017-12-01
Frequency: Weekly, Mondays
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 take WQ measurements with depth and take water samples to extract chlorophyll.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1510294730-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-11-09 22:18:50

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 13

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 607-9794
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: 2017-11-09 to 2017-12-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: large mouthed bass
Will any plants or animals be collected? Ten to fifteen fish will be caught to examine stomach contents. These data will be added to a long term data set.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this study is to understand the impact of large-mouth bass in pHake Lake. Three students will take 1- -15 fish to examine stomach contents. This will be part of their final project for the class.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1509462096-Paul_Faulstich
Submitted: 2017-10-31 08:01:36

Course Information
Course Name: Environmental Education
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 146
Number of Sections: 4
Approx. no. of students per section: 40

Instructor Information
Instructor: Paul Faulstich
Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 18818
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: 2017-01-15 to 2018-05-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, classroom/infirmary area, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
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:

College students serve as mentors and instructors for three classes of elementary school children.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1508781876-Stephen_Naftilan
Submitted: 2017-10-23 11:04:36

Course Information
Course Name: Astronomy
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: ASTR 066
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 30

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Walter Cook - wcook@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-10-24 to 2017-10-24
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Evening, will arrive about 7:00, end about 9:00
Areas to be used: south field
Facilities or equipment needed: telescope dome and outside pad
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:

looking at Saturn and the Moon...fell free to come by and take a look!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1508533800-Kathryn_Hargan
Submitted: 2017-10-20 14:10:00

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: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Kathryn Hargan
Email: khargan@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 70924
Other Phone: 613-985-6539

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: 2017-10-23 to 2017-10-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, eastern CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats, ores and life jackets
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:

1. Sampling the open water and littoral of pHake lake (O2, secchi depth, conductivity, nitrates, conductivity, calcium). Collecting littoral sediments for analysis in lab. 2. Sampling soil (top 10 cm) in recent burn area and CSS plots to bring back to lab for C, N, pH, and grain size analysis.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1507441020-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-10-07 22:37:00

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 13

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 607-9794
Other Phone: 909-282-2244

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Katie Kirsis - katherine.kirsis@pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-10-06 to 2017-10-27
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: White-Crowned Sparrow, California Thrasher, California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Wrentit, Yellow rumped war
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? 12 flags are next to potter traps and 4 mist nets are set up furled with flagging streamers

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this project is to carry out a mark-recapture experiment of resident and migratory birds. In addition we will assess body condition by measuring weight, wing cord, wing wear, molt, age, sex (when possible). We will capture birds by setting 12 potter traps with seed and 4 mist nets. The locations of the traps and nets are similar to those used in previous years. This study has been carried out since 2005.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1507141264-Steve_Adolph
Submitted: 2017-10-04 11:21:04

Course Information
Course Name: Biology Laboratory
College: HMC
Course Number: BIOL 023
Number of Sections: 5
Approx. no. of students per section: 24

Instructor Information
Instructor: Steve Adolph
Email: adolph@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 607-1872
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jae Hur - hur@g.hmc.edu
2. Cathy McFadden - mcfadden@g.hmc.edu
3. Eliot Bush - bush@g.hmc.edu
4. Dan Stoebel - stoebel@g.hmc.edu

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-10-30 to 2017-11-10
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, 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 (See project description below for a possible exception.)
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

This will be a class visit for our introductory biology lab (Bio 23) at Harvey Mudd College. The main purpose of the visit is to introduce them to the field station and show them some of the main habitats and features of BFS. Some students may collect small samples of soil or water from pHake Lake, approximately 10 mL. If any plants are producing fruits during the week of our visit, a few students may want to collect samples (1-3 fruits). We will check with the BFS director ahead of time to discuss whether this will be possible, and if so which plant species are suitable.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1506990302-Paul_Faulstich
Submitted: 2017-10-02 17:25:02

Course Information
Course Name: EA Senior Seminar
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 150
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Paul Faulstich
Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 18818
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: 2017-10-04 to 2017-10-04
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, 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:

We will simply be visiting the Conservancy site.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1506712209-Kathryn_Hargan
Submitted: 2017-09-29 12:10:09

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: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Kathryn Hargan
Email: khargan@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 70924
Other Phone: 613-985-6539

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: 2017-10-02 to 2017-10-09
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Elderberry, prickly pear cacti
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:

Map the distribution and occurrence of the plants listed above (elderberry and cacti) to determine their dispersal patterns.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1506357651-Lucas_Keith_Hall
Submitted: 2017-09-25 09:40:51

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

Instructor Information
Instructor: Lucas Keith Hall
Email: lhall@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: 2017-10-05 to 2017-12-07
Frequency: Every 2 weeks
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: Canis latrans, coyote Urocyon cinereoargenteus, gray fox Procyon lotor, northern raccoon Didelphis virginiana, Virgi
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 using ~6 camera traps to survey for mammalian species at the BFS. We will mount the cameras to small green U-posts and position them along small trails. We will visit cameras every two weeks to exchange memory cards and maintain any camera maintenance. Because novel stimuli have the potential to modify the behavior of animals, I submitted and received IACUC approval for this project (IACUC approval #17-015; I will send separately). Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1505499047-Lucas_Keith_Hall
Submitted: 2017-09-15 11:10:47

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

Instructor Information
Instructor: Lucas Keith Hall
Email: lhall@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8279
Other Phone: 801-668-2749

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: 2017-09-21 to 2017-09-21
Frequency: Once
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: 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 broadly discussing the ecology of the BFS and what potential ecological/conservation questions we can address within the confines of a 1 semester course. I currently have an IACUC under review to deploy camera traps for some of our laboratory exercises at the BFS. So, hopefully this one-time request will be followed up with a more frequent use request soon. Thanks!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504972854-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-09 09:00:54

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-607-9794
Other Phone: 909-282-2244

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: 2017-09-09 to 2017-09-09
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: various burrow nesting mammals
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? There are 7 cameras tied to buckets in this study

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this class study is to understand which mammals are creating and utilizing some of the many burrows seen at the BFS. In addition 2 cameras were trained on 2 holes under fencing in the South field. The remaining 5 cameras were placed near burrows in Coastal Sage scrub in the Western CSS section (unburned). The cameras will run for 1 week but will be check every couple days.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504972420-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-09 08:53:40

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-607-9794
Other Phone: 909-282-2244

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: 2017-09-08 to 2017-09-15
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: Coyotes (Canis latrans)
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? 4 pieces of towels will be staked to the ground.

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this study is to understand the olfactory responses of coyotes to scents of predators, conspecifics and prey. Four towels have been loaded 41 drops of: 1. wolf urine (predator), 2. coyote urine (conspecific), 3. rat urine (unknown amount), 4. no scent. Four motion sensing cameras have been set up on buckets facing each of these scent stations. The cameras have been set to record video and still photos. Students will be checking on the cameras and the towels several times before removing everything on Friday the 15th.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504971642-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-09 08:40:42

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-607-9794
Other Phone: 909-282-2244

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: 2017-09-08 to 2017-09-08
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: coyotes (Canis latrans)
Will any plants or animals be collected? No more than 30 scat will be collected from roads at the BFS in the South Field.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this class project is to investigate the diets of coyotes at the BFS and, if possible, to determine if their food sources are from outside the field station (house cats and fruit). No more than 30 scat will be collected from roads at the BFS in the South Field. Students will wear masks and gloves while collecting and will use long forceps to place the scat into whirlpack bags. They will autoclave the samples at 120F for 90 minutes and then will pick through the scat to determine to the lowest taxonomic level possible the remains of what they have eaten.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504970103-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-09 08:15:03

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-607-9794
Other Phone: 909-282-2244

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: 2017-09-15 to 2017-09-18
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Western Pond Turtle, Actinemys marmorata
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? traps will be set out in pHake Lake

Description of project/event:

Western Pond turtles are a Species of Special Concern. There is a small population of Western pond turtles in pHake lake. The purpose of this project is to conduct a mark-recapture study of the turtles in order to estimate the numbers of turtles in this population. Mark-recapture studies require multiple trapping events. This study was begun in fall, 2010, and was repeated in summer and fall 2012. We will be doing this study under the permits and guidance of Bobby Goodman of Citrus College. Twenty turtle traps belonging to Prof. Goodman will be set out in pHake Lake from a row boat. The following two mornings the traps will be checked for turtles. The third morning traps will be checked and pulled from the lake. Traps are baited with chunks of mackerel and are above and below the surface so that turtles can breathe freely while in the trap. We will remove the turtles and bring them to shore where they will be measured (carapace length, plastron length, shell width, depth and weight. They will be checked for identifying marks and checked for PIT tags by waving an AVID tag scanner over the turtle. They will then be released.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504882858-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-08 08:00:58

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 12

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 6079794
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: 2017-09-08 to 2017-09-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats, life jackets
Plant or animal species to be studied: zooplankton in lake
Will any plants or animals be collected? Several hundred zooplankton will be captured and preserved. A net tow will be carried out at different depths. They may just do sample collection once or may vary the time of day.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Students will be using a small plankton net to study the diel migration of plankton at different depths that have different temperatures. The plankton are mostly Daphnia and copepods.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504302638-Kathryn_Hargan
Submitted: 2017-09-01 14:50:38

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: 16

Instructor Information
Instructor: Kathryn Hargan
Email: khargan@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-0924
Other Phone: 613-985-6539

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: 2017-09-04 to 2017-09-12
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, north field, south field, 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:

Our lab is an observational survey of vegetation types and associations to human and natural disturbances. We will walk around the field station, while staying on paths, and identify different regions of vegetation, possibly connecting these to past fire activity.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504285643-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-01 10:07:23

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 15

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 607-9794
Other Phone: 282-2244

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Katie Kirsis - kak02013@MyMail.pomona.edu
2. Wallace Meyer - Wallace.Meyer@pomona.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-09-01 to 2017-09-16
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: 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: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: various ant species
Will any plants or animals be collected? 200 worker ants returning to nests with food from several colonies.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? nests will be flagged until GPS waypoints are taken

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this study is to assess trophic partitioning amongst ant species and to determine differences in diets and trophic levels within species in diverse habitats. Ants will be caught as they return to their nests either with an aspirator or by hand or paint brush.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504247429-Fran_Hanzawa
Submitted: 2017-08-31 23:30:29

Course Information
Course Name: Insect Ecology and Behavior
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 121
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 10

Instructor Information
Instructor: Fran Hanzawa
Email: fhanzawa@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909-621-8601
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: 2017-09-06 to 2017-12-06
Frequency: Weekly
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: Various insect species. See description below.
Will any plants or animals be collected? Each student will make a small insect collection, usually 45-60 insects collected at the BFS and elsewhere. Most collecting at the BFS will be via pitfall traps using an ethanol-based solution. Traps will usually be out for 2-3 days. I do not expect class collecting activities to have a negative effect on any insect populations due to the low numbers of insects taken and because collecting will be spread out across the BFS and take place over two months.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Flags and/or flagging tape will be used temporarily to mark traps and plants or other sites used in experiments.

Description of project/event:

1. Student insect collection (described above) will take place from 8/6 through 11/6. 2. Students will carry out group projects examining questions about insect herbivory on 8/6-8/20. These projects will be non-destructive, mainly using galls (and possibly harvester ants). 3. Each student will design and carry out an independent project on some aspect of insect ecology or behavior. Some of these will be based at the BFS and others in the Pomona greenhouse or growth chambers. Separate use permits will be submitted for any project at the BFS. Projects will run from 10/18-12/6.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1504049805-Chris_Clark
Submitted: 2017-08-29 16:36:45

Course Information
Course Name: Introduction to Engineering Systems
College: HMC
Course Number: E79
Number of Sections: 7
Approx. no. of students per section: 36

Instructor Information
Instructor: Chris Clark
Email: clark@hmc.edu
College Phone: 8052347333
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: 2017-12-04 to 2017-12-08
Frequency: Daily, all day
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night
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 launch robots in the lake from boats.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1503604023-Warren_Roberts
Submitted: 2017-08-24 12:47:03

Course Information
Course Name: Biology Research Methods
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 120
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 12

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2017-09-06 to 2017-09-06
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: 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:

exercise on discovering distribution of opuntia using GIS from imagery captured with drone. Faculty is FAA 107 licensed


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)


Research Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1510614543-Sarah_Wang
Submitted: 2017-11-13 15:09:03

User Information
Name: Sarah Wang
College: HMC
Email: swang@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 5029941000
Category: Undergraduate student, CA - Ca
Other Phone: 5029941000

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Arch Robison - arobison@g.hmc.edu
2. Yashas Hegde - yhegde@g.hmc.edu
3. Emily Lane - elane@g.hmc.edu
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: David Harris
Email: David_Harris@hmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-3623

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 4
Dates of use: 2017-11-13 to 2017-12-11
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: 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:
Preventing nuclear terrorism is a formidable challenge. Widely distributed handheld radiation detectors enable the monitoring of large geographic areas, but challenges exist with accurately locating and identifying hidden nuclear and radiological threats. HMC LLNL Engineering/Physics Clinic team seeks to improve nuclear and radiological threat detection by configuring these detectors to work together as a network to improve detection sensitivity and confidence. In order to characterize the precision and accuracy of the system, the team needs to investigate GPS accuracy, which requires a GPS marker such as the one the located in the field. We're not sure were the marker specifically is, but it looks like it's somewhere in region 7 or 8. Once we locate it, we'll be placing mobile phones around it for a couple hours. There will be no disturbances other than a couple team members staying near the marker for couple hours. We're just collecting GPS data off the phone with the marker as a reference.

Confidential description of project/event:


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

User Information
Name: Jenna Loesberg
College: Pitzer
Email: jloesber@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: 8083442440
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: 9096218577

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-11-10 to 2018-05-10
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Granivores: Dipodomys californicus (kangaroo rat), Pogonomyrmex spp. (harvester ants), Melozone crissalis (Cal. towhee)
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

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

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


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1508998250-Jack_Halsey
Submitted: 2017-10-25 23:10:50

User Information
Name: Jack Halsey
College: Pitzer
Email: jhalsey@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: 5037548770
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Keck Sci
Name: Diane Thomson
Email: dthomson@kecksci.claremont.edu
Phone: 909-607-0029

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-10-23 to 2018-05-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Generally between 8 am and noon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: Somewhere around conservancy with table and water access.
Plant or animal species to be studied: Bromus, Artemesia californica, etc. Any plant species that is present in seed bank.
Will any plants or animals be collected? No animals will be collected. Grown plants will not be collected. However, seeds and soil will be collected. A small portion of the seed bank will be harvested from both the burned and unburned areas in the SW region of the BFS. These plants will then be germinated and grown in trays on site in order to identify what seeds had not yet germinated under natural conditions. collected seeds will likely be a small number of core samples, the number of seeds will be possibly hundreds total (some seeds of multiple species).
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Small colored flagging tape will stake out multiple plots. There plots will be 1 foot X 1 foot.

Description of project/event:
This research project will be analyzing seed bank and germination characteristics in sage scrub habitat at the BFS. Specifically, comparisons will be made between intact habitat and adjacent habitat that was burned in a summer 2017, human-caused fire. The purpose of this project is to better understand southern California sage scrub ecology, especially in relation to fire and seeds. Many native plants are obligate seeders, and some of these seeds require fire or smoke to become activated for germination. Currently, there is a lack of infield studies regarding fire activated seed germination ecology for sage scrub in Southern California. Better understanding the factors that influence germination of plants is vital to conservation and restoration efforts, especially considering the endangered status of this habitat type. Before the 2017 fire, BIO 44 students at Keck science annually sampled plant composition in the SW region of the BFS, and other regions too. Using a randomized method from a central point, students collected data on species richness along transects. Some data were collected in areas that more recently have been burned, while the adjacent unburned region was also studied. Statistical tests will be conducted regarding this data to establish a baseline of post-fire species composition. Next, using a randomized method, square foot quadrats in burned and unburned areas will be evaluated for recently germinated sprouts. For each quadrat, the species of every sprout will be identified and counted. This composition data will be compared statistically to better understand burned and unburned germination. Additionally, samples of the seed bank will be taken from the same plots, spread in flats, and watered. Germination rates will be evaluated in a similar manner as before. A third treatment of artificial smoke will be applied to seeds as well. From here, comparisons can be made between Burned and unburned seed banks, natural germination totals and rates, and artificial smoke treated seed germination.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1508812476-Clare_Flynn
Submitted: 2017-10-23 19:34:36

User Information
Name: Clare Flynn
College: Pomona
Email: clare.flynn@pomona.edu
College Phone: 4437174494
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: 9096077434

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-10-23 to 2017-11-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Any insects that falls into my pitfall traps
Will any plants or animals be collected? Yes- I plan on setting out 9 insect pitfall traps, potentially two different times, making the total 18. I plan on putting out three sets of three pitfall traps to measure the difference in biodiversity between the three locations. It is important to have multiple traps per location in case one is messed up, such as being filled with dirt, and so I can get a representative sample from each location.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? I need to place flag to be able to relocate the pitfall traps

Description of project/event:
I want to test insect biodiversity in the BFS at different locations to determine what conditions are optimal for increased biodiversity. I also wish to look at differences in proportions of generalist vs specialist species found. Specialist species are more at risk with global climate change. I will set out three pitfall traps in three different locations, then analyze the distribution of species from each location.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1508793914-Charlotte_Hyde
Submitted: 2017-10-23 14:25:14

User Information
Name: Charlotte Hyde
College: Pomona
Email: charlotte.hyde@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9782708831
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: 9782708831

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: fhanzawa@pomona.edu
Phone: 909-621-8601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-10-23 to 2017-12-06
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Linepithema humile
Will any plants or animals be collected? ~200 Argentine ant workers needed to conduct a foraging experiment in a lab setting
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
I will be conducting an experiment that explores foraging behaviors in argentine ants in relation to nutritional manipulations and dietary preference. Ants will be collected at the BFS but the experiment will be carried out in lab.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1508732439-Clayton_Ziemke
Submitted: 2017-10-22 21:20:39

User Information
Name: Clayton Ziemke
College: Pomona
Email: chz02014@pomona.edu
College Phone: 7202096171
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: 9096218601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-10-22 to 2017-11-22
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Pogonomyrmex californicus
Will any plants or animals be collected? Eight workers from 4 colonies will be collected to extract cuticular hydrocarbons (per methodology used by Gordon for P. barbatus). Colonies that have been flagged by Haley Land-Miller will not be used for this study.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Cuticular hydrocarbons will be purified for use in behavioral assays. These assays will use apply the lipid extracts to glass blocks that chemically mimic ant workers. These blocks will then be presented to workers from various colonies, scoring for displays of aggressive behavior. These assays will be used to assess whether Pogo. colonies (being territorial and dependent upon large foraging ranges) are more aggressive towards neighboring colonies (direct competitors) compared to workers from colonies in which they have no territorial overlap, suggesting that colonies learn the odor profiles of their neighbors.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1508448771-Kay_Garlick-Ott
Submitted: 2017-10-19 14:32:51

User Information
Name: Kay Garlick-Ott
College: Pomona
Email: kjg12014@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 202-297-3111
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: 2017-10-25 to 2017-11-25
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak) and Curculio (spp)
Will any plants or animals be collected? I will gather approximately 100 acorns from beneath the three coast live oaks southwest of pHake lake.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
My study will address the impact of the May 2017 fire on acorn predation. I will compare acorn weevil (Curculio spp.) predation on acorns found beneath burnt and un-burnt sections of three coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) located southwest of pHake lake. I will determine predation based on the presence of a small exit hole on the surface of the acorn, or destructively, by cutting open the acorn to evaluate presence or absence of larvae. I will also record evidence of predation by other animals. I expect my sample size to be around 50 acorns for the burnt areas and 50+ for the unburnt areas. I hypothesize that the amount of predation will be consistent among sites if the fire only superficially burned acorns and did not impact weevil life cycle in other ways.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505838334-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2017-09-19 09:25:34

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

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: 5
Dates of use: 2017-09-15 to 2017-09-15
Frequency: Weekly, or less
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
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 monitoring the foraging success of honey bees across different seasons in a CSS remnant, surrounded by suburbia. The goal is to understand how supplemental watering and gardens in surrounding areas may help sustain bees during seasons of natural dearth.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505766044-Elise_Ferree
Submitted: 2017-09-18 13:20:44

User Information
Name: Elise Ferree
College: Keck Sci
Email: eferree@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8277
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: 2017-10-04 to 0000-00-00
Frequency: Weekly, 1-2 times a week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Zonotrichia leucophrys, White-crowned sparrow; Zenaida macroura, Mourning Dove; Baeolophus inornatus , Oak Titmouse; Mi
Will any plants or animals be collected? Trapping will take place for about 6-8 hrs per week in Oct-Nov and March-April, and captured birds will be banded and released. Based on population estimates from Cathy McFadden's monthly bird surveys, the maximum number of unique white-crowned sparrows that would be captured over the research period is 70 and the maximum number of each of the other species is 25 or less.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
I will use white-crowned sparrows to address a variety of questions to better understand how this wintering species uses the BFS. For example, I am interested in how stable the population and individual flocks are across the winter. I also want to examine the sex ratio of the population each year to test predictions of sex-biased differential migration. In terms of the other species, my work will compliment the work of Nina Karnovsky at Pomona College. Banding the captured birds allows us to determine the permanence or return rates of individuals at the study site, and ask questions about annual variation in capture success. Banding will take place in Oct-Nov and March-April using seed-baited traps and mist nets. Traps and nets will not be operated in the rain or extreme heat and will be open for about 3-4 hrs a day, two times a week. I will check for captured birds every 15-20 minutes. To all birds I will attach a USGS numbered aluminum leg band and measure wing chord and mass. To white-crowned sparrows I will also attach a unique combination of colored plastic leg bands and take no more than 50 uL of blood from the brachial wing vein. In November through March I will be at the BFS looking for and observing color-banded white-crowned sparrows.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505699736-Kieran_Silva
Submitted: 2017-09-17 18:55:36

User Information
Name: Kieran Silva
College: Pitzer
Email: ksilva@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: (951) 313-9400
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-17 to 2018-05-13
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Depends on the light
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 working on an independent art project exploring the aesthetic qualities of sage scrub and its place in the Anthropocene, using photography (digital and analog), sketching, and writing. These depictions of sage scrub would be collected throughout several seasons. As of now, I imagine the project may look at the dialogue between humans and nature in our local community.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-17 to 2018-05-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Coyotes (Canis latrans)
Will any plants or animals be collected? Coyote scat will be collected. A total of no more than 30 scat samples will be collected
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

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

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505244290-Lauren_Hartz
Submitted: 2017-09-12 12:24:50

User Information
Name: Lauren Hartz
College: Scripps
Email: lhartz6029@scrippscollege.edu
College Phone: 530-848-7617
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: 909-621-8577

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-14 to 2018-05-11
Frequency: 1-3 times a week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Artemisia californica (California Sage Scrub), Salvia apiana (white sage), Eriodictyon trichocalyx (yerba santa), Bromu
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Study individuals will be marked with orange flags, flags will be marked with black sharpie to distinguish individuals

Description of project/event:
Recent extreme inter-annual variation in Southern Californian weather patterns emphasizes the importance of bio-monitoring to assess the impacts of these regimes on phenology. Native California sage scrub communities have reduced their original distribution significantly due to anthropogenic fires, and are an endangered habitat that supports complex ecosystems in the region. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of recent inter-annual variation on sage scrub phenology, and to begin assembling a database for future assessment of patterns in study species by utilizing climate data (temperature, dew point, microclimates created by shrubs) in combination with observational data.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505196460-Haley_Land-Mille
Submitted: 2017-09-11 23:07:40

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: Nina Karnovsky
Email: Nina.Karnovsky@pomona.edu
Phone: 909-607-9794

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-11 to 2018-05-11
Frequency: Weekly, May vary between weeks
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
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: Ants: California Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex californicus, smooth harvester ants: Messor andrei, Messor chamberlini, Mes
Will any plants or animals be collected? Several hundred ants and any food items they are carrying. Will be running stable isotope analysis on ants, using 4-5 whole ants per sample.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
I will be studying the diet and trophic dynamics of several species of harvester ants in the Bernard Field Station. The field station contains four species of harvester ants, three of the genus Messor spp., smooth harvester ants, and Pogonomyrmex californicus, the California Harvester Ant. The literature defines these ants as seed predators, but anecdotal observations in the field station suggest that they may be predating other insects as well. I plan to investigate their diet by capturing ants entering the nest that are carrying possible food items, including seeds and parts of other insects. I will seek to identify the food items, including identifying the species of seed and insects to the lowest level possible. I will run stable isotope analyses on the ants themselves and some of their food items, using ∂15N to determine the ants’ trophic level and whether they are consuming mostly plants or insects. I will also look at ∂13C of ant bodies and the most common plant types observed being carried, to determine, if possible, which plants or categories of plants (C3 vs. C4) contributes most significantly to their diets. I also plan to do comparisons between the different harvester ant species and habitat types in the BFS, particularly between CSS and grassland areas.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1505056123-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2017-09-10 08:08:43

User Information
Name: Nina Karnovsky
College: Pomona
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 607-9794
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jacob Aragon - jaaragon@students.pitzer.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2017-09-10 to 2017-12-10
Frequency: Weekly
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: Large mouth bass
Will any plants or animals be collected? Throughout the semester we will take approximately 200 bass of various sizes for diet and stable isotope analysis. In addition we are examining the age structure of the population.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The purpose of this study is to understand the population structure of large mouth bass and to assess the trophic role of this introduced predator in the lake. We will quantify diets through examination of stomach contents and will carry out stable isotope analysis on muscle tissue of the fish. Otoliths will be removed to determine the age of the fish. Fish will be caught by hook and line using artificial lures. They will humanely euthanized using MS-222. This is part of Jacob Aragon's senior thesis project. We have received IACUC approval for this project.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1504991088-Savannah_Meadors
Submitted: 2017-09-09 14:04:48

User Information
Name: Savannah Meadors
College: Pomona
Email: srm12014@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: (505)440-6079
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 Frances Hanzawa
Email: fmh04747@pomona.edu
Phone: 909-621-8601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-11 to 2017-12-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, north field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Salvia apiana (white sage), possibly Dipodomys agilis (kangaroo rat), and Pogonomyrmex californicus or Messor spp. (har
Will any plants or animals be collected? S.apiana seeds will be collected throughout experiments from the BFS for seed depot experiments, and around 10-15 seeds will be collected if possible for approximately 5 depots. All seeds will be returned to the BFS for germination/seed predator experiments or when all experiments are completed. This is necessary to determine if seed predation plays a role in the dispersal of S. apiana seeds, which contributes to a better understanding of what limits the spread of this dominant CSS shrub. Two soil samples (7cm diameter x 5cm deep) will be taken at 10 points along 15m transects in 5 patches of mature S. apiana, where soil samples will be removed from the BFS and placed in growth chambers. Although the number of samples might seem high, the samples are relatively small and are needed to establish the distribution and abundance of S. apiana seeds in relation to mature patches of S. apiana, and additionally will help characterize favorable habitat for the species.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? Flags will be used for marking transects, and cameras. All items will be marked with SRM194 and a site specific code.

Description of project/event:
The purpose of this project is to examine processes that determine the survival and distribution of Salvia apiana (White Sage), a shrub that is characteristic of California sage scrub habitat (CSS). I will analyze patterns of seed dispersal, seed predation, and seedling establishment of S. apiana relative to parent plants at different time points and in both recovering burned and unburned CSS. I will analyze seed bank composition in and near patches of S. apiana in intact CSS, burned CSS, and recently burned CSS using soil samples taken along two perpendicular 15 meter transects centered on patches of S. apiana plants. Two soil samples (7cm diameter x 5cm deep) will be taken at 10 points along each transect. These samples will be placed under winter conditions (December temperatures with frequent watering) in growth chambers. Understanding the distribution and abundance of S. apiana seeds at varying distances from the patch of mature S. apiana will provide insight as to the dispersal range and will help to characterize favorable habitat for S. apiana establishment. To identify any seed predators and the sites of predation, I will use seed depots (shallow containers with soil and 10 S. apiana seeds) with vertebrates excluded, invertebrate excluded, and open conditions to quantify the importance of invertebrate and vertebrate seed predators. It is likely that harvester ants are important predators of these seeds. There are no published studies indicating that vertebrates consume S. apiana seeds, but it is possible that some seeds are harvested by Dipodomys agilis (Pacific Kangaroo Rat). If it is determined that vertebrates consume S. apiana seeds, I will use a motion-activated camera at seed depots in order to identify the seed predators. The S. apiana seeds used in these experiments will be seeds collected from the BFS, supplemented if necessary by seeds from an outside source that are heat-sterilized. Data will be collected continuously for two months to analyze patterns of seed predation from late September, which marks the late end of the flowering season, until the wet season for Southern California. The data will help to determine if any invertebrate or vertebrate seed predation on S. apiana is occurring near mature patches of S. apiana, and the organisms responsible. The spatial distribution of S. apiana is very patchy and quite unlike the more even distribution of other dominant CSS shrubs. Very little is known about what limits the spread of S. apiana, and this study aims to examine how the processes of seed dispersal, seed predation, and seedling establishment interact to determine survival and distribution of this species.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1504941374-Kay_Garlick-Ott
Submitted: 2017-09-09 00:16:14

User Information
Name: Kay Garlick-Ott
College: Pomona
Email: kjg12014@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 2022973111
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: Jonathan Wright
Email: jcw04747@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 621-8603

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-09 to 2017-09-16
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Physa acuta
Will any plants or animals be collected? Sample size, ~20 individuals For right now, all I'm trying to figure out is if individuals will reproduce under simulated spring conditions in tanks. I can submit a separate use request for the extent of my thesis.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
The freshwater pulmonate snail Physa acuta is one example of a simultaneous hermaphrodite, often studied because it is easy to manipulate, abundant, and mating processes are fairly evident so copulation can be witnessed and sexes determined (Façon et al 2007). Physa acuta can mate unidirectionally or reciprocally, during which individuals act as female and male (Façon et al 2007). Occasionally, with rates as low as 0.1 in natural populations, P. acuta self-fertilizes (Façon et al 2006, Façon et al 2007). It is already known that temperature impacts growth and fecundity in a variety of organisms, including P. acuta (Arendt 2015). In cooler environments, growth is normally slower, but individuals grow to a larger size with increased fecundity (Arendt 2015). Conversely, in warmer environments, gametogenesis happens more quickly (Brackenbury and Appleton 1991). It is possible that temperature impacts the energy calculation of the individual during mating role determination; eggs are produced faster and reproductive roles incur higher maintenance fees and more resources (Arendt 2015). A few studies have examined the behavioral response of P. acuta to environmental factors (Kefford and Nugegoda 2005, Musee et al 2010); however, none of them have addressed the interface between temperature and mating role choice. Given this opportunity for knowledge, I propose to investigate how temperature impacts mating behaviors in Physa acuta. Some of the questions driving my research are: When P. acuta individuals are pushed to the limits of their thermal tolerances, what role during copulation do they choose to enact, and how does it reflect their energy budget? METHODS; collection of snails to produce offspring that haven't reached sexual maturity. Snails will then be mated and behaviors during copulation will be observed.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1504301796-Sophie_Wolbert
Submitted: 2017-09-01 14:36:36

User Information
Name: Sophie Wolbert
College: Scripps
Email: swolbert1636@scrippscollege.edu
College Phone: 6083336796
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Keck Sci
Name: Elise Ferree
Email: eferree@kecksci.claremont.edu
Phone: 909-607-8277

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2017-09-03 to 2017-12-20
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, corner, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Calypte anna (Anna's Hummingbird)
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:
For my senior thesis, I will be looking at risk sensitivity in the feeding behavior of Anna's Hummingbirds. I will have 20 feeders set up in pairs in 10 locations in the BFS, and each feeder will have vials with nectar in them. During observation periods, one feeder will have a 100% chance of birds getting less concentrated nectar and the other feeder will have a 33% chance of getting a high concentration and a 67% chance of getting plain water. Between observation periods, the nectar concentration will be constant across the feeders. The purpose of this experiment is to see whether the birds will be risk-averse (avoiding the variable feeders and showing a preference for the constant lower concentration) or risk-prone (showing preference for the variable higher concentration).

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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:


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-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:
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:


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:


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:


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 2018-05-01
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:


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 2018-05-31
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-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 2017-06-01
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-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 2018-06-15
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 2018-08-31
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-1509724814-Brinda_Sarathy
Submitted: 2017-11-03 09:00:14

User Information
Name: Brinda Sarathy
College: Pitzer
Email: brinda_sarathy@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 510-684-4567
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: 38
Dates of use: 2017-11-04 to 2017-11-04
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Hi Marty, I'm just taking the precaution to fill this out for the Tongva gathering at the Redford Conservancy site this Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 AM-1 PM. Although everyone will only be at the Conservancy, I thought it prudent to go ahead and fill out a use request and will also get them to sign the waiver (group). Cheers, Brinda


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1507996131-Jeanne_Ambruste
Submitted: 2017-10-14 08:48:51

User Information
Name: Jeanne Ambruster
College: Pitzer
Email: jeannebambruster@gmail.com
College Phone: 602.509.2614
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: RRC Board of Friends/Pitzer al

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: 2017-10-14 to 2017-10-14
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, 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:

Marty, This is the request I had emailed you about and am copying below. I checked two time segments, but I think they will only be up there for an hour or two sometime in the afternoon, but I'm not sure when (they are leaving town today). One of our Conservancy Board of Friends and Pitzer alum (Jeanne Ambruster) and her spouse are avid birders and asked at the event last night if they could go birding this afternoon at the Conservancy. The plan only to stick to the central path and area around the Conservancy, but since it is shared with the BFS I wanted to let you know. They are keenly aware of research at the BFS (Jeanne was a biologist who did research at the BFS as a student at Pitzer) and won't be wandering off trail. They are only in town for a few hours and I said it would be okay. But I realize that they need a BFS use permit, which I will now fill out. I already gave them the code to get up to the site. I’ll also let them know that they need to sign in at the clip board so you can monitor use numbers. Thanks and sorry for last minute notice.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1506622878-Erin_Questad
Submitted: 2017-09-28 11:21:18

User Information
Name: Erin Questad
College: Cal Poly Pomona
Email: ejquestad@cpp.edu
College Phone: 909-869-4206
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: 17
Dates of use: 2017-10-23 to 2017-11-29
Frequency: Class will visit once or twice
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: We will be sampling vegetation cover non-destructively in habitats that represent the diversity of plant communities of
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 would like to bring my Restoration Ecology students (grad and undergrad) to visit areas that have burned at the station and to collect vegetation data (species composition) from representative plant communities at the site. Data collection will be non-destructive. We will make one or two visits during this time period.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1503357979-Lucas_Keith_Hall
Submitted: 2017-08-21 16:26:19

User Information
Name: Lucas Keith Hall
College: CMC
Email: lhall@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-8279
Other Phone: 801-668-2749
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: N/A
Dates of use: 2017-08-07 to 2017-11-16
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: 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: Outdoor classroom,
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 would like to visit the field station a few times to better develop my lab curriculum for my Fall course.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1502942233-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-08-16 20:57:13

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Barbara Drake - badrake@charter.net
2. Glenn MIller - Glenn Miller ‎[astronomer@pacbell.net]‎‎;
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: 2017-08-19 to 2017-08-21
Frequency: couple prep visits for 21st
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: oak forest along drive, classroom/infirmary area
Facilities or equipment needed: portable toilet if avialble
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:

Tongva & Redford Conservancy event for solar eclipse. Participants will be either Tongva tribal members or Pitzer faculty/staff/students.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1502677614-Nicholas_Hummin
Submitted: 2017-08-13 19:26:54

User Information
Name: Nicholas Hummingbird
College: Cahuilla
Email: laurelsumac89@gmail.com
College Phone: 5626311045
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Tribal 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: 2017-08-19 to 2017-08-19
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Dawn
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, 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? gathering elderberry berries, yerba santa, and white sage. no more than a paper grocery bag in total for all 3.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

cultural gathering for food and medicine.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1502496095-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2017-08-11 17:01:35

User Information
Name: Joe Parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joe_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 626-243-3157
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: 5
Dates of use: 2017-08-23 to 2017-08-23
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, 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:

Visit RRC and BFS with staff from UCR Botanic Gardens and Cahuilla Tribe.


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-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 2018-06-30
Frequency: Typically every 1-4 months
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Vascular plants of the BFS that have not been previously documented
Will any plants or animals be collected? For any plants not already represented in herbarium collections, voucher specimens will be collected for deposition in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium (http://www.rsabg.org/herbarium). For herbaceous plants, specimens will normally consist of one or two entire plants with reproductive structures (flowers and fruits). For very small herbaceous plants, several plants will be collected. For shrubs and trees, samples will consist of leaves and reproductive structures. Field notes to be associated with the specimens will include county, locality, elevation, GPS coordinates, habitat, date, collector, a description of the plant, and notes on the population.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

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


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

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

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2014-01-13 to 2018-06-30
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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