Bernard Field Station Projects Currently Active

Course Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1574177416-Jessica_P_McCoy
Submitted: 2019-11-19 07:30:16

Course Information
Course Name: Fundamentals of Drawing
College: Pitzer
Course Number: Art 11
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 16

Instructor Information
Instructor: Jessica P McCoy
Email: jessica_mccoy@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 9095321462
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: 2019-11-19 to 2019-11-21
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? Possible minimal collection of small branches, single stems of plants or grasses to use as mark making tools.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Drawing from the landscape.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1573233218-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2019-11-08 09:13:38

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

Instructor Information
Instructor: Matina Donaldson-Matasci
Email: mdonaldsonmatasci@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096071572
Other Phone: 5203038602

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: 2019-11-08 to 2019-11-08
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, 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:

This is an optional trip for students to collect samples to test for salt. I expect fewer than 10 students in all, probably collecting soil or water samples.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1572556594-Fabien_Jammes
Submitted: 2019-10-31 14:16:34

Course Information
Course Name: Plant Physiology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 166
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 3

Instructor Information
Instructor: Fabien Jammes
Email: fabien.jammes@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9092670204
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Daniel Garcia - djga2017@mymail.pomona.edu
2. Emma Paulini - ejpa2017@mymail.pomona.edu
3. Maia Jones - mjones5824@scrippscollege.edu
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2019-10-31 to 2019-11-30
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: It will depend on students' availability
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Salvia apiana and artemisia
Will any plants or animals be collected? Leaves from the plants mentioned above. Sampling will be reasonable as we will try to extract compounds to test allelopathic effects on seeds germination. A good estimate would be around 5 leaves taken from around 8 plants. This will be once a week over 3-week-long period.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Testing allelopathic effects of plant extracts and seeing how these compounds can interfere with various plant signalling pathways.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1569446171-Sarah_Budischak
Submitted: 2019-09-25 14:16:11

Course Information
Course Name: Disease Ecology and Evolution
College: Keck Science
Course Number: BIOL 184 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 17

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sarah Budischak
Email: sbudischak@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074593
Other Phone: 6105070532

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: 2019-10-01 to 2019-11-05
Frequency: 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: classroom/infirmary area
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:

Data for my course labs comes from the BFS - student collected samples or from my research. When we do the data analysis/computational parts of those labs, it would be nice to be in that same environment so students can think about the ecological/evolutionary consequences of their findings. If some of those dates are booked, I'd still be interested in using it the other dates if that are available. 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567621427-Sarah_Budischak
Submitted: 2019-09-04 11:23:47

Course Information
Course Name: Disease Ecology and Evolution
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 184 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 16

Instructor Information
Instructor: Sarah Budischak
Email: sbudischak@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074593
Other Phone: 6105070532

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: 2019-09-24 to 2019-09-24
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: snails
Will any plants or animals be collected? Aquatic snails (Physa and Echinostoma sp); about 40 individuals - 2 per student + instructor. We will dissect them to see what parasites they have, then look at the prevalence and distributions of the infections.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will be collecting snails using dipnets along the edge of the lake. Some waders and potentially the boat will be helpful.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567490541-Matthew_Spencer
Submitted: 2019-09-02 23:02:21

Course Information
Course Name: Engineering Systems
College: HMC
Course Number: ENGR079
Number of Sections: 7
Approx. no. of students per section: 32

Instructor Information
Instructor: Matthew Spencer
Email: mspencer@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096078537
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: 2019-12-11 to 2019-12-13
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 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:

Deploy robots off of rowboats in Phake Lake to measure the temperature and demonstrate controlled robotics in the field. Students will deploy in multiple 2.5 hour shifts starting as early as 9AM and ending as late as 8:30 PM spread over the three days. A mobile lab will be set up on shore to help students get their robots ready.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567274941-Nina_J_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2019-08-31 11:09:01

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 7

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina J Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096079794
Other Phone: 9092822244

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: 2019-10-02 to 2019-10-18
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, corner, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: white-crowned sparrow, California towhee, California scrub-jay, yellow rumped warbler, California thrasher, bushtit, pl
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO Prof. Ferree may request blood samples for genetic sexing of white crowned sparrows. Prof. Levin requests that we take blood samples of California scrub jays. This would involve a drop of blood placed on filter paper.
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 have flagging on guy lines and when furled.

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-1567267898-Nina_J_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2019-08-31 09:11:38

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 7

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina J Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096079794
Other Phone: 9092822244

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: 2019-09-30 to 2019-10-04
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? NO

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 and in fall 2017. Twenty turtle traps belonging to Prof. Goodman will be set out in pHake Lake from a row boat. The following 6 mornings the traps will be checked for turtles. The final 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 around the turtle. They will then be released.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567264788-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2019-08-31 08:19:48

Course Information
Course Name: Advanced Animal Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 112
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 7

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096079794
Other Phone: 9092822244

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: 2019-09-03 to 2019-09-24
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, 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: various
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:

In this first lab students will walk the paths of the field station observing signs of animal activity. They will develop hypotheses about animal distribution and behavior. They will design an observational field experiment to test their hypothesis with the use of binoculars and/or wildlife cameras and or GPS units. There will likely be three projects.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567214318-Fran_Hanzawa
Submitted: 2019-08-30 18:18:38

Course Information
Course Name: Insect Ecology and Behavior
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 121
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 5

Instructor Information
Instructor: Fran Hanzawa
Email: fhanzawa@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096218601
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: 2019-08-04 to 2019-12-20
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
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, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: One project studies insects that induce galls on oaks (mainly cynipid wasps) or willows (midges & sawflies). Other
Will any plants or animals be collected? Each student in the class makes a small insect collection (usually 40-70 specimens). This sample size is necessary since students are required to include insects from at least 11 orders, with a minimum of 20 individuals identified to family. The majority of these insects are collected at the BFS, mainly using pitfall traps along with some aerial netting or collection directly from plants. I restrict collection of odonates at the BFS to one specimen from the order per student. Collection of butterflies is similarly restricted. Students design projects examining some aspect of gall-maker ecology. Most projects do not involved collection. Occasionally a project will require some destructive sampling (generally <10 galls) is required to confirm gall maker identity or stage.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Stake flags will be used to temporarily mark pitfall trap sites.

Description of project/event:

Three class projects will be based at the BFS: 11 and 18 September: Student-designed projects examining the ecology of gall making insects. 23 October - 11 December: Independent projects. A separate use application will be submitted for each project that is based at the BFS. All semester: Insect collection. Scope and methods are described under "Collecting" above.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567192700-Matthew_Faldyn
Submitted: 2019-08-30 12:18:20

Course Information
Course Name: Science and the Environment
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: EA 030 L EA30L
Number of Sections: 4
Approx. no. of students per section: 14

Instructor Information
Instructor: Matthew Faldyn
Email: MFaldyn@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 2817311105
Other Phone: 9096078257

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Franck Fu - FFu@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Branwen Williams - BWilliams@kecksci.claremont.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2019-09-09 to 2019-11-04
Frequency: Several-days/week, 2/week; Mondays & Tuesdays
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Students will be assessing H' (S-W diversity), J (evenness), species richness, and species abundance. All species
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Students will be using PVC meter^2 plots to collect community data across the BFS.

Description of project/event:

Disturbances (e.g., fire) play a crucial role in structuring ecological communities. In the Bernard Field Station (BFS), two fires (one in 2013, and more recently one in 2017) occurred. Fires affect the nutrient cycling in an burned area, provide accessible and new niche space, and influence the spread of early-succession and invasive species. To better understand how these fires have altered community structure in the BFS, students will be investigating the legacy effects of these fires on soil macronutrients and environmental variables on plant diversity, evenness, species richness, and abundance. Students will be placing meter^2 plots across burnt (2013 and 2017) and unburnt areas, and quantifying the community structure in these areas. Each plot will have a small amount of soil collected, along with relevant environmental data. Together, these variables may explain any differences students see in the structure of the plant community in the BFS.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1567115490-Rachel_Mayeri
Submitted: 2019-08-29 14:51:30

Course Information
Course Name: Art and Biology
College: HMC
Course Number: Art 179f
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 18

Instructor Information
Instructor: Rachel Mayeri
Email: mayeri@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096218577
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Wallace Meyer - wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
2. Jessica Rath - jessicarath@me.com
3. christian kasperkovitz - elkpen@gmail.com
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2019-10-17 to 2019-10-31
Frequency: Weekly, Oct 10, 17. 31
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: The CSS community broadly and making comparisons to Non-native grassland and infirmary area
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:

Wallace Meyer will be giving a tour on Oct 10. In addition, students will examine pitfall traps set two weeks previous to Oct 10 and set up motion sensor cameras. After that, students will be asked to create a piece of art on the 17th and 31st. Students will further explore the field station during this period.


Research Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1573594087-Katherine_Burgst
Submitted: 2019-11-12 13:28:07

User Information
Name: Katherine Burgstahler
College: Pomona
Email: ksba2018@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 9176788746
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Emma van der Veen - emma.vanderveen@pomona.edu
2. Nina Mayer de Paulo - nmda2016@mymail.pomona.edi
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2019-11-12 to 2019-12-20
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: 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:
We are investigating whether species richness and composition are impacted by urbanization gradients. We plan to record individual birds that we see in the coastal sage scrub.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1573156467-warren_roberts
Submitted: 2019-11-07 11:54:27

User Information
Name: warren roberts
College: CGU
Email: warren.roberts@cgu.edu
College Phone: 9099219329
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: 2019-12-06 to 2019-12-06
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: classroom/infirmary area, 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:
Photogrammetry workflow for GIS users. Would like to project slides in classroom, move to field to perform flight capture at 200' and return to classroom to show processing of data. I will have form to have signatures collected.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1572474980-Alexandria_Long
Submitted: 2019-10-30 15:36:20

User Information
Name: Alexandria Long
College: Pomona
Email: alexandria.long@pomona.edu
College Phone: 7347873493
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pomona
Name: Professor Hanzawa
Email: fmh04747@pomona.edu
Phone: 9096218601

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2019-10-30 to 2019-11-30
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? Approximately 300 individuals, for adequate sample size for amount of trials. If ants run out, may need to collect a smaller amount again.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Ants will be brought back to lab to be used in experiment on differential grooming behavior.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1571862366-Emma_Harvey
Submitted: 2019-10-23 13:26:06

User Information
Name: Emma Harvey
College: Pitzer
Email: eharvey@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: 9709011766
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Ada Cohen - adcohen@students.pitzer.edu
2. Noah Shapiro - noah.shapiro@pomona.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pitzer
Name: Ann Kaneko
Email: ann_kaneko@pitzer.edu
Phone: 3233334086

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2019-10-23 to 2019-12-15
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: 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 creating a documentary about the Conservancy and its relationships with the Tonga community as a space of healing and learning. In collaboration with Professor Sarathy, this documentary will help portray the Conservancy's critical role in engaging with Tongva elders and creating spaces to disrupt settler colonialism. My team of two other students and I hope to conduct interviews with Barbara Drake, Craig Torres, Wallace Cleaves, and Professor Sarathy in the BFS throughout the course of the semester as well as gather footage of the BFS. We hope to be as disruptive as possible, only there to document the goings-on of the BFS and the interactions that people, plants, and animals have within the space. We will be using handheld cameras and tri-pods at times, along with boom microphones and potential supplemental lighting for interviews, but the equipment will be minimal and non-intrusive.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1570128097-Kincade_Niles
Submitted: 2019-10-03 11:41:37

User Information
Name: Kincade Niles
College: Pomona
Email: kfna2017@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 9254084934
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 Nina J. Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
Phone: 9096079794

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2019-10-03 to 2020-05-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night
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: Desert Woodrat (Neotoma lepida), Dusky-Footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)
Will any plants or animals be collected? Some plant material may be collected near woodrat huts. This plant material will be used to assess how recently woodrats have inhabited a given hut and if plant material was recently chewed.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Flags will be used to mark woodrat den locations

Description of project/event:
This revival of a 2005-2006 study aims to assess the changes that have occurred in the demography and ecology of two species of woodrat, the Dusky-footed woodrat ( Neotoma fuscipes ) and the Desert woodrat ( Neotoma lepida), over the last 14 years at the field station. By mapping occupied huts, identifying new or abandoned huts, and documenting the rats' movements with cameras, we will learn both how and where they live - but also how those processes have changed for the rats in the last 14 years. Human impacts on the field station - both through fires and the construction of new buildings - are events which resemble many of the most common human disturbances on natural systems. The changes we observe in the woodrat distribution and population are components of the overall changes that human development and land use change are having on natural systems the world over.

Confidential description of project/event:
Professor Karnovsky spoke with me about the potential to do some trapping in a few months. We will go through all the appropriate channels if we deem that necessary for the project later down the line.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1569613057-Colin_Robins
Submitted: 2019-09-27 12:37:37

User Information
Name: Colin Robins
College: Keck Sci
Email: CRobins@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 909-607-7170
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2019-09-30 to 2020-06-30
Frequency: 9 days each season
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, 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 small flags will be left next to sleeves

Description of project/event:
We will be measure soil respiration rates in sage scrub, non-native grassland and transitional habitats. Five sites will be monitored in each habitat. We will take measurements for 9 days during each season, beginning in Fall 2019 and ending in summer 2020. No plants or animals will be harmed.

Confidential description of project/event:
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Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1569136618-Leslie_Saul-Gers
Submitted: 2019-09-22 00:16:58

User Information
Name: Leslie Saul-Gershenz
College: University of California, Davis
Email: lsaulgershenz@ucdavis.edu
College Phone: 415.860.1664
Category: Associate Director of Wild Ene
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: 2019-09-22 to 2023-12-31
Frequency: several time per year
Time of day: observe bee nesting & foraging activity
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: native bee species, Anthophora pacifica
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:
Nesting biology of Anthophora pacifica.

Confidential description of project/event:
Population size and nest density.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1567788093-Elise_Ferree
Submitted: 2019-09-06 09:41:33

User Information
Name: Elise Ferree
College: Keck Sci
Email: eferree@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096078277
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Sarah Budischak - SBudischak@kecksci.claremont.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: 4
Dates of use: 2019-10-21 to 2020-05-01
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Evening
Areas to be used: central CSS, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: White-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys), Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus), California Thrasher (Toxostoma re
Will any plants or animals be collected? We plan to capture around 40 California towhees and 70 White-crowned sparrows, along with 1-5 scrub jays, oak titmice, thrashers and possibly other sparrow species. All individuals will be handled briefly and released. These numbers are based on capture data from previous years as well as population estimates from Cathy McFadden and Paul Clarke's monthly bird surveys.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? We will place a small piece of pink flagging tape near traps.

Description of project/event:
Trapping and banding will take place between October and April and be concentrated in October/November and February/March. We will use up to 12 baited traps (8x8x8 inch, made of hard-ware cloth) and three 6-meter mist nets to capture individuals. Traps and nets will not be operated under rainy conditions and will be open for about 3 hrs a day, two to three times a week. We will check for captured birds every 15-20 minutes, and more frequently under hot conditions. When multiple birds are captured at a given trap or net, they will be put into a light-weight, cotton holding bag and kept in the shade until they can be processed, for no longer than 10 minutes. We will attach a metal USGS-issued numbered band to each bird, take standard body measurements and check from molt and body condition. For all species other than white-crowned sparrows, we are using trapping as a method to understand their demographics at the BFS and to contribute to ongoing data collection by Nina Karnoskvy (Pomona College). Our focal species is white-crowned sparrows. As such, we will also attach plastic, colored leg bands to white-crowned sparrows to allow for individual identification in the field. Additionally, we will take up to 50uL of blood from the brachial wing vein using a 26-gauge needle and micro-capillary tubes. The blood will be used to identify the sex of white-crowned sparrows as well as to test for blood parasites. We will also examine the birds for ecto-parasites and collect “volunteered” fecal samples (left in the bird holding bags) to check for gastro-intestinal parasites. Finally, we will set up automated cameras in front of feeding sites to determine which birds are visiting each site. Our goals are to address several questions about parasites in migratory birds, study winter social behavior, quantify how the white-crowned sparrows use the BFS (as a wintering site versus a stop along their migratory route), and to examine population-level patterns related to migration across multiple study years. Because white-crowned sparrows are abundant and easy to work with, they have become a model organism for the study of many behaviors involved in reproduction, but long-term studies of their wintering behaviors and factors like parasite load that might affect their behaviors are lacking.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1567714102-David_Smith
Submitted: 2019-09-05 13:08:22

User Information
Name: David Smith
College: Cal State Univ. - San Bernardino
Email: David.Smith2@csusb.edu
College Phone: 9282217981
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: 2019-09-05 to 2020-01-31
Frequency: a few, sporadic times
Time of day: A few, short, sporadic visits
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: White and Black Sage (Salvia apiana and S. mellifera) and possibly Artemisia californica
Will any plants or animals be collected? I will collect seed from sage and possibly sagebrush this fall. I would like to take cuttings from White Sage and sagebrush in december and january. I will take ~10 cuttings (approx. 4-5") each from 10 individual plants from white sage and sagebrush.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? I will mark plants, initially with red flagging tape.

Description of project/event:
I am conducting a study throughout Southern California, to measure the amount of genetic variation within and among populations of White Sage, Black Sage and California Sagebrush. Seedlings and cuttings taken from the BFS will be planted in a common garden in San Bernardino where I will quantify the heritability and differentiation of multiple populations (of the above species).

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1559417069-Leslie_Saul-Gers
Submitted: 2019-06-01 12:24:29

User Information
Name: Leslie Saul-Gershenz
College: U. C. Davis
Email: lsaulgershenz@ucdavis.edu
College Phone: 415-860-1664
Category: PI-researcher
Other Phone: 15302971612

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: N/A
Name: Tom Zavortink
Email: 15302971612
Phone: N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2019-06-01 to 2022-06-01
Frequency: several times per year
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Anthophora pacifica
Will any plants or animals be collected? Anthophora pacifica- 10-15 specimens
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Title: Reproductive and nesting behavior of Anthophora pacifica (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Abstract: This is the first nest of Anthophora pacifica found. I will document the slope, soil type and particle size, exposure, nest architecture, nest depth, and nest associates for this solitary bee. It's biology will be compared to its congeners. Its pollen hosts and mating behavior will also be document for this site. Methods: Observations, basic metrics, hand netting, flour and plaster of paris to determine nest depth.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1558378547-Jennifer_Bass
Submitted: 2019-05-20 11:55:47

User Information
Name: Jennifer Bass
College: Pitzer
Email: jebass@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: 607-7170
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Keck Sci
Name: Colin Robins
Email: crobins@kecksci.claremont.edu
Phone: 607-7170

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2019-05-21 to 2019-11-20
Frequency: intermittent
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, eastern CSS, 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:
Soil geochemical investigation of chemical weathering in soil profiles.

Confidential description of project/event:
We will primarily use existing samples from past Robins lab research sites but will excavate 1 new profile as needed from disturbed, compacted soil west of pHake Lake. We would also like to re-excavate a past soil profile from the eastern CSS (area 5) pending ability to do so without disturbing ecological research. Late in summer or early Fall, we will use a portable XRF spectrometer to analyze soils and rocks in the field.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1557965892-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2019-05-15 17:18:12

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Macallan Penberthy - mpenberthy@g.hmc.edu
2. Arya Massarat - amassarat@g.hmc.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 4
Dates of use: 2019-05-17 to 2019-07-26
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Eriogonum fascitulatum (California Buckwheat) and Apis mellifera (honey bee) as well as any other pollinators we see
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 a painted 1x1 ft wooden board on top (for visibility from drone)

Description of project/event:
Purpose: To assess why honey bees aggregate at higher density on larger flower patches. Methods: We will select 18-24 buckwheat plants to observe and manipulate. The goal is to understand how changes in flower patch size and/or density affect visitation rate. To do this, we will assess visitation rate before and after two different manipulations: thinning flowers throughout the plant (reduces density but not area), and removing flowers from part of the plant (reduces area but not density) and compare these to a control. We will fly a drone over the plants before and after manipulation to quantify the extent of the manipulation.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1556039325-Dave_Smith
Submitted: 2019-04-23 10:08:45

User Information
Name: Dave Smith
College: Keck Sci
Email: dsmith@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 928-221-7981
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Pete Chandrangsu (Keck faculty) - pchandrangsu@kecksci.claremont.edu
2. Harper Glazer (Keck student) - HGlazer9044@scrippscollege.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2019-04-23 to 2019-11-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: California Sagebrush (Artemisia californica); White sage (Salvia apiana); Fiddleneck (Amsinckia sp.); Phacelia (Phaceli
Will any plants or animals be collected? From Sagebrush, I would like to take cuttings (approximately 10) and seed each from 30 individual plants. From the other 3 plants, I would like to collect seed from approximately 30 plants each. We would also like to dig up some roots (only a small fraction) of 10 of the 30 plants. These sample sizes will be used to obtain a relatively robust estimate of genetic variation within the populations at the BFS. Finally, we would like to collect approximately 10 gallons of field soil from within the sagebrush or sage habitat.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? I will either put flagging tape or hang metal tags from the 30 sagebrush plants from which I collect cuttings.

Description of project/event:
I will be working on 2 related projects. The first aim of both projects is to measure the amount/proportion of genetic variation within the BFS of the 4 plant species listed above. We will do this through a combination of common garden experiments and genomic analyses. Once common gardens are in place, we will also conduct experiments to measure natural selection on plant traits (such as phenology, size, shape, chemistry etc.) In addition, with either Artemisia or Salvia, we will conduct an experiment to understand plant-soil dynamics. First, we will describe the soil microbial community of the plants. To do this we will dig up some roots of approximately 10 plants, rinse the soils and analyze that soil for the microbial community (by plating out bacteria as well as using nextgen sequencing of 16s). We will also use the coming garden to investigate if and how individual sage(brush) genotypes differentially influence the soil microbial community. Finally, we will also conduct an experiment to see how the soil microbial community influences plant growth/performance.

Confidential description of project/event:


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1555542347-Sarah_Budischak
Submitted: 2019-04-17 16:05:47

User Information
Name: Sarah Budischak
College: Keck Sci
Email: sbudischak@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096074593
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: 6105070532

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Finley Melnikoff - fmelniko@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: 2019-05-22 to 2020-09-22
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Storage facilities, outdoor sink
Plant or animal species to be studied: Pacific Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys agilis), House mouse (Mus musculus), Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), other small m
Will any plants or animals be collected? Sublethal (catch and release) sampling. Fecal samples will be collected from the bottoms of traps after releasing individuals. Blood samples will be collected from deer mice and house mice following IACUC approved volumes depending on mouse size. Please see IACUC for additional details and justifications.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? pink stake flags

Description of project/event:
The community ecology of disease Infectious diseases are often studied in a one-host, one-parasite framework, but this is rarely the case outside of laboratory conditions. Most hosts have multiple infections, both concurrently (“co-infections”) and sequentially throughout their lives. Likewise, most parasites can infect multiple host species. Much about the real-world implications of infectious diseases, as well as the ecology and evolution of how hosts respond to infections can be learned from taking a multi-species approach. This project will investigate 1) parasite sharing among the small mammal community and 2) interactions among co-infecting parasites.

Confidential description of project/event:
We will be using the BFS early in the morning, just around sunrise (5:30 am) over the summer, not in the middle of the night.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1546738992-Diane_Thomson
Submitted: 2019-01-05 17:43:12

User Information
Name: Diane Thomson
College: Keck Sci
Email: dthomson@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096070029
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Andrew Barrett - abarrett@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: 1
Dates of use: 2019-01-05 to 2020-01-05
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Daytime hours, depending on schedules
Areas to be used: eastern CSS, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Entire exotic grassland plant community
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Our existing plot corner markers, and some temporary irrigation flags in same area.

Description of project/event:
We will be continuing to monitor the post-fire community succession in our long-term grassland plots. We will also be carrying out weekly phenology checks, to track flowering relative flowering time of different species.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1537569698-Erin_Questad
Submitted: 2018-09-21 15:41:38

User Information
Name: Erin Questad
College: Cal Poly Pomona
Email: ejquestad@cpp.edu
College Phone: 909-869-4206
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-09-21 to 2019-09-21
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Collect preliminary data for future research projects on CSS restoration.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2018-06-05 to 2020-06-01
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Ideally - secure storage (drawer?) for equipment
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO Artemesia california (California sage brush), Eriodyction crassifolium (yerba santa), Bromus diandrus, Brassica sp.
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Orange survey flags will mark ~14 green PVC gas sampling tubes set into the soil.

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

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: 9096218577
Category: Faculty member, California
Other Phone: N/A

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2014-02-14 to 2019-06-20
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? Only voucher specimens of new species will be collected.
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. Research is also now examining if small herbivores influence shrub recovery.

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 2020-08-31
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-1572627894-Carissa_Deranek
Submitted: 2019-11-01 10:04:54

User Information
Name: Carissa Deranek
College: The Webb Schools
Email: cderanek@webb.org
College Phone: 5614000246
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Nika Haleftiras - nhaleftiras@webb.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: 17
Dates of use: 2020-02-26 to 2020-02-26
Frequency: 1x group; 1x instructor setup
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: We are focusing on ants, both invasive and endemic, but will inadvertently collect all ground arthropods (in pitfall tr
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will set up at most 30 pitfall traps to collect various ant species as well as whatever inadvertently falls into the traps.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? If possible, we would like to use flags to mark the traps.

Description of project/event:

Two to three days before the proposed date (Feb 26th), instructors would spend 2 hours setting up pitfall traps in the designated areas. On the proposed date, students would come to collect specimens from the pitfall traps in order to identify to morphospecies of ants caught in the various regions of the BFS. The second half of the day would be devoted to the outdoor classroom where we would use brought microscopes to work to identify the species collected. We would really like to use area 9 and one other region that has more native plant life. We are open to whatever other region is available. Above we selected many regions, but do not expect to be assigned to all. If possible, we would like to fly a drone over the area, but if it requires special licensing, we can fly on our own private property. Thank you again for your help and tour of the BFS. We look forward to working with you more!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1571335408-Joe_parker
Submitted: 2019-10-17 11:03:28

User Information
Name: Joe parker
College: Pitzer
Email: joseph_parker@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 74318
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Barbara Drake - badrake@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: 3
Dates of use: 2019-09-19 to 2019-10-19
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? cattails that have been already removed by volunteers from lake.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Tongva elder wishes to use already removed cattails for traditional Kisch house replica construction.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1568873381-Emily_Schenkel
Submitted: 2019-09-18 23:09:41

User Information
Name: Emily Schenkel
College: Pitzer
Email: Eschenke@pitzer.edu
College Phone: 8183261518
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Undergraduate student

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: Pitzer
Name: Tarrah Krajnak
Email: Tarrah_krajnak@pitzer.edu
Phone: +1 (909) 621-80

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2019-09-18 to 2019-09-18
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: 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 currently enrolled in a black and white manual photography class at Pitzer. I have had several classes at the BFS in the past and I find the nature and overall scenery to be very beautiful and unique. I believe it’s beauty is something that is deserving of preservation through photography and art. I would love to be able to take photographs of nature at the field station for this semester. I, as always, will be very careful and respectful with the land and will not share the entry code with anyone. I would be extremely grateful if I had the opportunity to access the BFS this semester. Thank you for your time and consideration!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1567619284-Michelle_Gerken
Submitted: 2019-09-04 10:48:04

User Information
Name: Michelle Gerken
College: Webb Schools
Email: mgerken@webb.org
College Phone: 909-621-8577
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: High School Faculty

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 M Meyer
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: 9096218577

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2019-09-30 to 2019-09-30
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Meyer will be giving a tour to Webb High School students in the Sustainability class. The tour will focus on soCal landscapes and impacts of landscaping.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1566592426-SOUTHERN_CALIFO
Submitted: 2019-08-23 13:33:46

User Information
Name: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP NETWORK
College: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP NETWORK
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096218577
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member, California

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 M Meyer
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: 9096218577

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2019-08-23 to 2019-08-23
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 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:

I will be giving a tour for the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP NETWORK.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1562700966-Walter_Cook
Submitted: 2019-07-09 12:36:06

User Information
Name: Walter Cook
College: Keck Sci
Email: wcook@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 6072325
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: 4
Dates of use: 2019-07-09 to 2019-07-09
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Night, 8:30-9:30pm
Areas to be used: north field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Observing using Keck Science telescope


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1562698279-Ben_Stapp
Submitted: 2019-07-09 11:51:19

User Information
Name: Ben Stapp
College: Scouts BSA
Email: bstapp2020@cusd.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9095495916
Other Phone: 6264833371
You are a: Life Scout Troop 402

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Paul Stapp - pstapp@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: Pomona
Name: Dr. Wallace Meyer III
Email: Wallace.Meyer@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 398-1751

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2019-08-01 to 2019-08-01
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus Yuma Myotis My
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

I will put up bat boxes in the Field Station in order to raise awareness of bats while also giving the local bats more stable roosting opportunities. They will be mounted on poles that I will erect unless existing poles or buildings are available. If possible, similar boxes will be erected at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. An educational web page will be designed to inform the public about bat conservation and the benefits of bat boxes.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1559236509-Marion_Preest
Submitted: 2019-05-30 10:15:09

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

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 37
Dates of use: 2019-08-22 to 2019-08-22
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? NO We will conduct plankton tows of the lake. Any vertebrates collected will be released. Phyto- 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 30 Keck Summer Science Immersion Program students, 5 peer mentors and 2 faculty to collect water samples from pHake Lake. We will need access to he garage to obtain oars and lifejackets.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1554664350-Joe_Parker
Submitted: 2019-04-07 12:12:30

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Barbara Drake - badrake@charter.net
2. Mirabel Levine - mlevine@students.pitzer.edu
3. JOnas Banta - jbanta@students.pitzer.edu
4. Andrew Barrett - abarrett@students.pitzer.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: 2019-04-10 to 2019-07-07
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: will depend on student schedules
Areas to be used: central CSS, eastern CSS, corner, classroom/infirmary area, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: elderberry; currants; stinging nettle
Will any plants or animals be collected? 2 quarts elderberry flowers (no more than 1/10 of flowers on any single tree); 2 quarts peck currants (no more than half of berries on any single plant); 2 quarts stiniging nettle (none will be harvested along road south of RRC) Amount harvested will depend on amounts available at time of visit; once we reach these maximum amounts, then harvest of that plant will cease.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Harvesting for Tongva community.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1535144761-Dwight_Whitaker
Submitted: 2018-08-24 14:06:01

User Information
Name: Dwight Whitaker
College: Pomona, Physics Department
Email: dwightaker@gmail.com
College Phone: 19094513221
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member, California

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-08-24 to 2019-08-24
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

I wanted a chance to spend some time observing the flora back here to look at seed dispersal by native species. I live right next door and feel like this could be a great resource. I don't yet have a research project in mind.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1532910247-Walter__Cook
Submitted: 2018-07-29 17:24:07

User Information
Name: Walter Cook
College: Keck Sci
Email: wcook@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 72325
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: 2
Dates of use: 2018-07-29 to 2018-07-29
Frequency: Once
Time of day: 9pm-10pm
Areas to be used: north field
Facilities or equipment needed: none
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:

telescope viewing session


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

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

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

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

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

Description of project/event:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Description of project/event:

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



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