Bernard Field Station Projects Currently Active

Course Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1539370840-Wallace_Martin_M
Submitted: 2018-10-12 12:00:40

Course Information
Course Name: Webb: Environmental Science
College: Webb Schools
Course Number: NA
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Wallace Martin Meyer with Michelle Gerke
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096218577
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: 2018-10-12 to 2018-10-12
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, vernal pools, 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:

A tour of the BFS for Webb Schools Environmental Science class focused on native CA landscapes, identification of native trees and shrubs, discussion of the impacts of fire, and how to rethink landscaping southern California.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1538514497-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2018-10-02 14:08:17

Course Information
Course Name: Avian Ecology
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 107 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 10

Instructor Information
Instructor: Nina Karnovsky
Email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu
College Phone: 607-9794
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Abbey Haynes - alh22014@MyMail.pomona.edu
2. Payne Reuter - pbr12012@mymail.pomona.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2018-10-02 to 2018-11-02
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: All passerines at the Bernard Field Station
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? we have 12 traps each with a flag next to it

Description of project/event:

The purpose of this project is to carry out a mark-recapture study of the resident and migratory birds at the BFS. Passerines will be caught in potter traps baited with inert sunflower seeds. We will also have 4 mist nets up. We will capture and band and release all the birds (not raptors or hummingbirds). We will assess body condition and age and sex when possible. We have all the necessary permits.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1538491395-Marc_Los_Huertos
Submitted: 2018-10-02 07:43:15

Course Information
Course Name: Environmental Science
College: Pomona
Course Number: EA 030
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 9

Instructor Information
Instructor: Marc Los Huertos
Email: marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu
College Phone: 909451337360777
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: 2018-10-02 to 2018-10-02
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Collect water at different depth for Chlorophyll


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1538413027-Warren.roberts
Submitted: 2018-10-01 09:57:07

Course Information
Course Name: Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design
College: HMC
Course Number: EA 000 A Event
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 15

Instructor Information
Instructor: Warren.roberts
Email: Warren.roberts@cgu.edu
College Phone: 9 pop 99219329
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Louis Spanias - lspanias@g.hmc.edu
2. Tanja Srebotnjak - TSrebotnjak@g.hmc.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2018-10-05 to 2018-10-05
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: 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? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

2nd Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions. Session requested at BFS to discuss and demo the sustainability technological as advances in the use of drones in biology to agriculture ..


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1538002390-Lucas_Hall
Submitted: 2018-09-26 15:53:10

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: 17

Instructor Information
Instructor: Lucas Hall
Email: lhall@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9096078279
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: 2018-10-04 to 2018-12-13
Frequency: Every other week
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: N/A
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? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

The purpose of my project is to help students in my Conservation Ecology & Management course (BIOL 67L) become familiar with the use of camera traps and teach effective strategies for their use and how to analyze their corresponding data. Potential benefits to humans from this project simply include the instructional and practical information that students gain from the lab. A potential benefit to animals could be identifying a rare species (unknown to the area) and allow BFS personnel to properly manage for that species.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1537375798-Elise_Ferree
Submitted: 2018-09-19 09:49:58

Course Information
Course Name: Animal Behavior Lab
College: Keck Sci
Course Number: BIOL 154 L
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 10

Instructor Information
Instructor: Elise Ferree
Email: eferree@kecksci.claremont.edu
College Phone: 9099713107
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Jenna Acutt - JAcutt9215@scrippscollege.edu
2. Unji Lee - ULee1015@scrippscollege.edu
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2018-09-25 to 2018-11-20
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna)
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will establish 10-11 hummingbird feeders around the BFS to investigate hypotheses related to foraging and learning in Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna). We will provide a map of the feeder stations when they have been established. To the feeders we will attach artificial flowers consisting of glass vials inserted into a foam visor. The 5mL-vials will contain 10-30% sucrose solution, be cleaned and filled at least every other day (5 days a week), and have bee guards that prevent bees from utilizing the feeders. These feeders will be maintained from Tuesday, Sept 25 through Tuesday, Nov 20. On each Tuesday, 1:15-5:15pm from Oct 2 through Nov 20 we will conduct experiments at each of the feeders. The experiments will involve manipulating the artificial flowers on the feeders but not the surrounding environment. We will manipulate the location and proportion of flowers on each feeder that have sucrose solution, the volume of sucrose, and the concentration of sucrose solution in order to test hypotheses about “risk sensitivity,” with risk referring to the reliability of a food source. Observers will collect data during the experiments at a distance of 10m or more from the feeder.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1537221490-Nina_Karnovsky
Submitted: 2018-09-17 14:58:10

Course Information
Course Name: Independent Study
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 199
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 1

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Cody Pham - chpa2017@mymail.pomona.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2018-09-19 to 2018-12-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Evening
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: large mouthed bass Micropterus salmoides
Will any plants or animals be collected? We are planning on taking 50 fish from pHake Lake of varying sizes. We need this number to be able to understand the population structure of the fish in the lake. We are also studying the impact of the bass on the fauna of the lake by examining stomach contents. These data will be compared to those collected in different seasons/years.
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 determine the population structure and trophic ecology of the bass in pHake Lake. It is our hope that these data will be useful in designing a removal experiment in the future.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1536872905-Sarah_Budischak
Submitted: 2018-09-13 14:08:25

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: 14

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: 2018-10-03 to 2018-10-03
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, north field, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Ixodes pacificus (Western Black Legged Tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American Dog Tick), Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Bro
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will collect any ticks we find for species ID and testing for infectious diseases. To collect ticks we will use dragging and flagging of white cloth over ground or shrubs. Ticks are attracted to the white cloth. We then catch them with duct tape before they run off the cloth. No plants will be harmed in the process.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

We will collect any ticks we find for species ID (at the outdoor classroom if dissecting scopes are available) and testing for infectious diseases using PCR in subsequent lab periods.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1536872369-Sarah_Budischak
Submitted: 2018-09-13 13:59:29

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: 14

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: 2018-09-19 to 2018-09-19
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats, Waders, nets
Plant or animal species to be studied: freshwater snails
Will any plants or animals be collected? Approximately 45 freshwater snails. Sampling whole organisms. We will be dissecting them to look for parasite infections. Infection prevalence is currently unknown, so I am proposing this sample size so that each student can examine 3 individuals. After this first-year pilot study, I will better be able to estimate variance and predict the necessary sample size to detect a relationship between snail size and parasite load.
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 from the BFS pond in order to see some new parasite types, determine infection prevalence, and study the relationship between snail size and parasite load. We will bring the snails back to Keck to dissect and examine under microscopes. The snails will be transported in small jugs with pond water and sufficient oxygen volume to keep DI high enough for their survival.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1536080048-Fran_Hanzawa
Submitted: 2018-09-04 09:54:08

Course Information
Course Name: Ecology for Non-Majors
College: Pomona
Course Number: BIOL 001 D
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 12

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: 2018-09-07 to 2018-12-07
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, 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: Pogonomyrmex californicus and native CSS shrubs
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will collect approximately 50 ants (returning foragers) from each of two P. californicus nests on 9/14 and on 10/19. This sample size is necessary to assess the dietary range of each nest. Since the nests are large, this collection will not harm the colony. A similar experiment conducted in this class in 2016 established that food intake changed over time, and therefore, it is useful to collect ants at two different times. The class will collect small amounts of plant tissue (50-100 g) from 3 native shrubs, Artemisia californica and 2 chose by students. We will use this material to study potential allelopathic effects on seed germination and growth in the lab. This level of collection will have no effect on the shrubs.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

This class will conduct three projects during the semester. 1) We will examine the diet of two harvester ant nests on 9/14 and 10/19 in conjunction with an assessment of the food resources available near each nest. 2) Students will examine potential allelopathic effects of native shrubs on seed germination and growth of invasive species. 3) Students will design and conduct independent projects. If any of these are based at the BFS, separate use permits will be submitted.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1535581645-Susan_A_Phillips
Submitted: 2018-08-29 15:27:25

Course Information
Course Name: Urban Environments
College: Pitzer
Course Number: EA 098
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Susan A Phillips
Email: SUSAN_PHILLIPS@PITZER.EDU
College Phone: 909-607-1268
Other Phone: 13238997862

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: 2018-09-14 to 2018-09-14
Frequency: Once
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
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? If possible, I will have them bring single leaves from oak and acorns if present, sages, and rust-colored blooms from buckwheat. Possibly other samples derived in conjunction with Marty.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Lecture in outdoor classroom and scavenger hunt for up to 5 samples of California native plants and possible invasives, if present, in order to learn about the changing ecology of the region.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1535565244-Kathryn_Hargan
Submitted: 2018-08-29 10:54:04

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@cmc.edu
College Phone: 909-607-0970
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: 2018-09-24 to 2018-11-19
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, eastern CSS, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck
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 spatially examining the fire disturbance and conducting vegetation surveys to estimate diversity differences across plots. We will be mapping the distribution of cacti to look at patterns in their spatial coverage across BFS. We will collect water from phake lake to measure nutrient and chlorophyll a concentrations. We may also collect plankton.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1534670478-Paul_Stapp
Submitted: 2018-08-19 02:21:18

Course Information
Course Name: Mammalogy
College: CSU Fullerton
Course Number: BIOL 478
Number of Sections: 1
Approx. no. of students per section: 20

Instructor Information
Instructor: Paul Stapp
Email: pstapp@fullerton.edu
College Phone: 6572782849
Other Phone: 6264833371

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Chris Burke - chrisbburke@csu.fullerton.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

Project/Activity Infomation
Dates of use: 2018-08-27 to 2018-12-17
Frequency: 3-4 day periods through term
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Night, , dawn and dusk
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: Outdoor classroom,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Pacific kangaroo rat Dipodomys agilis, Deer mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? YES
Will flags or markings be used? We will use stake wire flags to mark trap stations and the locations of seed trays.

Description of project/event:

As part of a course activity, we will survey populations of small and medium-sized mammals using a variety of different methods. Live-trapping and mark-recapture methods will be used to estimate abundance of rodents in two locations in the southern BFS. We will use remote cameras to examine activity of carnivores along the main roads. We will also count rabbits along the same route by walking and counting the numbers seen. Stations will be marked with stake wire flags and if necessary, flagging. These will be removed when the semester is over.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: cr-1531533154-Matthew_Spencer
Submitted: 2018-07-13 18:52:34

Course Information
Course Name: Engineering Systems
College: HMC
Course Number: ENG79
Number of Sections: 8
Approx. no. of students per section: 32

Instructor Information
Instructor: Matthew Spencer
Email: mspencer@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 9096078537
Other Phone: 5152312743

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: 2018-12-12 to 2018-12-14
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Evening
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats, We will bring generators and lab stations to support the robot deployment
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

Students will deploy robots in Phake Lake to measure the temperature at different depths in different locations on the lake. They will prepare their robots using mobile lab benches we will deploy near the launch point. Instructors will row boats with students as passengers so that they can deploy their robots.


Research Projects

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1539967817-Maria_Jesus
Submitted: 2018-10-19 09:50:17

User Information
Name: Maria Jesus
College: CGU, Botany
Email: mjesus@rsabg.org
College Phone: 425-327-7822
Category: Graduate 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: CGU
Name: Naomi Fraga
Email: nfraga@rsabg.org
Phone: 909) 625-8767 e

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-10-19 to 2018-12-17
Frequency: Occ. daily visits
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, 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? Small quantities of leaf material and/or flowers are needed for class participants to learn morphological traits in Pinaceae, Fagaceae, Ericaceae, Lamiaceae, and Asteraceae. I need 4-5 leaf, fruit, and or flower samples from each family. I plan on collecting most of my samples at RSABG and will only use the Bernard Field Station if I am not able to find an adequate number of samples. For Lamiaceae and Asteraceae, I plan on only collecting weedy and/or non-native plants (e.g. Horehound, annual sunflowers, etc.).
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Materials collected from the Bernard Field Station will enhance basic botany lessons for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden volunteers. Volunteers will have an opportunity to learn plant morphology and field identification techniques.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1539642063-Marion_Preest
Submitted: 2018-10-15 15:21:03

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Sara Freimuth - Sara.Freimuth.19@cmc.edu
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 2
Dates of use: 2018-10-15 to 2019-04-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
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: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Xylocopa varipuncta
Will any plants or animals be collected? 10 each of male and female X. varipuncta will be collected from the BFS in late Fall and Spring. We will focus our collecting on Spring as this is when anticipate that the males will be patrolling. We will also collect outside the BFS so as to not deplete the local population too much. Ideally we will have a total sample size of 30-40. We do not yet know how much sample variance there will be, but we will run continuous statistics as we collect more samples and will stop wither then we see a significant difference between males and females or when it because clear that there is no difference. We selected X. varipuncta as this is the largest of the three species of Xylocopa in southern California (which will make dissections easier and provide a greater amount of tissue to work with). Also the sexes are quite dimorphic so it will be easy to distinguish males from females.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
We will be measuring invertase activity in male and female valley carpenter bees to test for seasonal and sexual differences. the crop and proventriculus will be dissected from bees and invertase activity will be measured over a range of sucrose concentrations using a standard biochemical assay.

Confidential description of project/event:
Nectar is a complex mixture of water, sugars, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and its composition is known to vary dramatically between different plant species. Sugars in floral nectar include sucrose, trehalose, glucose, and fructose. Upon ingestion by a nectarivore, sucrose (a disaccharide) is hydrolyzed by an α -glucosidase enzyme and broken into its constituent monosaccharides (glucose and fructose). Typically, this enzyme is referred to as sucrase in vertebrates and invertase in invertebrates and plants. Carpenter bees (Xylocopa sp.) consume nectar from a variety of flowering plants. The nectar they select tends to be fairly dilute (12-34% sugars), with sucrose as the predominant form of sugar. Male Xylocopa exhibit “nectar ripening” which can concentrate the nectar ingested up to 66%. This behavior involves regurgitating nectar from the crop onto external mouthparts, allowing water to evaporate and then reingesting the now highly-concentrated, nectar. The energy obtained from the ingested sugars fuels the patrolling of breeding and foraging territories that is characteristic of male carpenter bees. During these patrolling flights, males fly continuously within the boundaries of their territory defending against intrusion by other males. Flights vary from a few minutes to up to 3 hours in duration. Calculations for Xylocopa nigrocincta indicate that if males did not concentrate nectar they would embark on patrolling flights with crop loads 7% heavier than they do following nectar ripening. This increases the energetic costs of flying due to increased mass. Thus, males that demonstrate nectar ripening behavior will experience lower costs of locomotion and should be able to defend their territories for longer than males that do not. Ripening behavior also has significant implications for water balance. Enzymes typically operate optimally under a fairly limited range of conditions (e.g. a particular temperature, pH, and substrate concentration). As a result of nectar ripening, invertase in male carpenter bees must operate over an extremely broad range of concentrations of its substrate, sucrose (12-65%). We will test two hypotheses: first, given strong selection for patrolling behavior in males and the necessity of being able to digest sucrose, invertase activity in males is higher than that in females, and second, that activity of the enzyme invertase in male carpenter bees is relatively insensitive to variation in sucrose concentration over the range experienced by animals in the field (i.e. approximately 10-60%). To test these hypotheses, we will capture male and female valley carpenter bees (Xylocopa varipuncta) in southern California and measure invertase activity in the gastrointestinal tract over a range of sucrose concentrations. By collecting a few individuals in Fall and the majority in Spring, we will also get a sense of whether there is a seasonal difference in invertase activity in males. if we see such a difference, this may serve as the basis for another senior thesis project.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1539624102-Steve_Adolph
Submitted: 2018-10-15 10:21:42

User Information
Name: Steve Adolph
College: HMC
Email: adolph@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 909-607-1872
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Hannah Larson - hlarson@g.hmc.edu
2. Tia-Marie Pietikainen - tpietik@students.pitzer.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: 2018-10-15 to 2018-12-22
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, oak forest along drive, corner, classroom/infirmary area, north field, south field, lower neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis
Will any plants or animals be collected? Yes, we plan to collect small arthropods via sticky traps. We plan to set out up to 50 sticky traps, for 2-3 days each, 2 or 3 times during fall semester. Based on previous experience, each sticky trap is likely to collect several dozen small arthropods.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? We may use temporary flags around the sticky trap area to alert other users.

Description of project/event:
We will make observations of fence lizard foraging behavior, recording their positions on trees (including photographing them). We also plan to use sticky traps to collect arthropod prey items available to lizards. We plan to use approximately 50 sticky traps (5" X 8", with Tree Tanglefoot) several times during the semester, located on the ground within 5 meters of tree bases. Sticky traps will be in place for 2-3 days.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1539158251-Abigail_Lewis
Submitted: 2018-10-10 00:57:31

User Information
Name: Abigail Lewis
College: Pomona
Email: allz2015@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 2625657269
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-10-10 to 2019-05-17
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Afternoon, Night
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:
Motivation Artificial night lighting from street lights, buildings, and vehicles has already drastically altered skyscapes across the world (Cinzano et al. 2001), and continues to increase at an average of 6% per year (Hölker et al. 2010). While the impacts of light pollution are well documented in some taxa, most notably moths and songbirds, comparatively little attention has been given to freshwater systems (Perkin et al. 2011). This is despite the fact that freshwater systems have exceptionally high levels of biodiversity and are disproportionately exposed to the impacts of human civilization (Balian et al. 2008; Kummu et al. 2011). Changes in artificial light can alter carbon cycling by changing the microbial communities and increasing the number of hours with sufficient light for photosynthesis (Hölker et al. 2015). As light pollution continues to increase, any effects of artificial light on carbon processing would have implications for the future role of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs in global carbon cycles and climate change. Specific research targets 1. Ecosystem metabolism: How does artificial night lighting affect gross primary productivity and respiration in shallow sediments? 2. Microbial community composition: How does artificial night lighting affect the microbial community in the lake?

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1538465259-Jenny_Thompson
Submitted: 2018-10-02 00:27:39

User Information
Name: Jenny Thompson
College: Pomona
Email: jennifer.thompson@pomona.edu
College Phone: 7046857787
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: 2018-10-02 to 2018-12-19
Frequency: Occasionally in the semester
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: pogonomyrmex californicus (harvesters) and Linepithema humile( argentine ants)
Will any plants or animals be collected? From the harvester ant colonies, I will be collecting between 100 and 500 worker individuals from 2-3 separate colonies by finding the nest opening and removing individuals either by using an aspirator, baiting, or manually (having them crawl onto something and removing it). They will be collected from the surface with no digging involved. I will not be attempting to remove queens. If the captive colonies are depleted throughout the year, I will return to the same two nests as before to replenish individuals. The sample size comes from two Lighton et al. studies (1988, 1993) in which 300 workers were collected per colony to measure metabolic activity in different conditions. We will likely need fewer than in those studies, but because they conducted experiments within 3 weeks of worker capture, we may need to replenish throughout the year. The majority of other studies captured queens, which is not the plan for this study. For argentine ants, we will be removing queens as well as workers for 2-3 nests. Denebourg et al. (1990) uses lab colonies of about 150-1200 workers, but I will only be collecting however many I can from the nests by digging up the colony and the queen (unlikely to be more than 200 per nest). This process will be more disturbing to the colonies than that of the harvester ants, but Argentine ants are native and populous in Claremont. Deneubourg, J.-L., Aron, S., Goss, S., & Pasteels, J. M. (1990). The self-organizing exploratory pattern of the argentine ant. Journal of Insect Behavior, 3(2), 159–168. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01417909 Lighton, J. R. B., & Bartholomew, G. A. (1988). Standard energy metabolism of a desert harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex rugosus: Effects of temperature, body mass, group size, and humidity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 85(13), 4765–4769. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.85.13.4765 Lighton, J. R. B., Weier, J. A., & Feener, D. H. (1993). THE ENERGETICS OF LOCOMOTION AND LOAD CARRIAGE IN THE DESERT HARVESTER ANT POGONOMYRMEX RUGOSUS. J. Exp. Biol., 181, 49–61.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
This study will explore the impacts of the increasing number of days with extreme heat on native and non-native ant species in the Bernard Field Station. Looking at foraging behavior and pheromone trail use, I will test the impact of increased substrate temperature on the ability to follow pheromone trails during foraging. I will keep several colonies each of native California harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and invasive Argentine ants, Linepithema humile. Their nests will be attached to external foraging arenas via a bridge to naturally lay the pheromone trail. I will then run behavioral assay experiments using two bridges, one previously traveled and one not, under varying heat treatments to see at what level the ants can no longer choose the bridge that had their pheromones on it. This will shed light on the possible future that comes with hotter, more frequent extreme heat days in Claremont, California and in the world. I will be sending a full proposal to Dr. Meyer via email.

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-1537469546-Elise_Ferree
Submitted: 2018-09-20 11:52:26

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. Dr. 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: 1
Dates of use: 2018-10-20 to 2019-04-20
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools, eastern CSS, north field, south field, 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 3-5 scrub jays, oak titmice, thrashers and possibly other sparrow species. 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 flagging tape near traps so that we can find them.

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 baited traps (8x8x8 inch, made of hard-ware cloth) and 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 5 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. Our goals are to address several questions about parasites in migratory birds, 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-1537308676-Jacob_Aragon
Submitted: 2018-09-18 15:11:16

User Information
Name: Jacob Aragon
College: Pitzer
Email: jaaragon@students.pitzer.edu
College Phone: (909)525-7475
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Cody Pham - chpa2017@mymail.pomona.edu
2. Lars Schwaebe - lssd2015@mymail.pomona.edu
3. Abbey Haines - alh22014@mymail.pomona.edu
4. Payne Rueter - pbr12012@mymail.pomona.edu

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: 6
Dates of use: 2018-09-19 to 2018-12-15
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Evening, , Dawn, Morning, Evening
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides), Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata), Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta
Will any plants or animals be collected? Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)n=100, Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) n=10, Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) n=25, American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) n=25. Data will used to access the native and nonnative population structure of the lake, primarily the impact of largemouth bass.
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 native and non-native species in pHake Lake, Bernard Field Station, primarily Largemouth Bass and to assess the trophic role of this introduced predator in the lake. I will quantify diets through examination of stomach contents and collect muscle tissue samples of the fish for stable isotope analysis. Otoliths will be removed to determine the age of the fish in addition to morphometric data. Fish will be caught by hook and line using artificial lures. Additional species will be collected through various trapping methods to include floating metal traps, underwater metal traps, and in-water surveys. Native species will be collected for morphometric data and released immediately, while non-native species will be humanely euthanized using MS-222. Red-eared sliders will be donated to the local chapter of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club. This is a continuation of my two-semester senior thesis project which has received IACUC approval through Pomona College and reviewed and accepted by Keck Science.

Confidential description of project/event:
Permission for vehicle access: 2008 Toyota 4Runner Blk #6KJG522 All field technicians will be accompanied by me unless they have approval for their personal projects and will have a BFS Waiver on file prior to research.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1536947498-Zoë_Bell
Submitted: 2018-09-14 10:51:38

User Information
Name: Zoë Bell
College: HMC
Email: zbell@g.hmc.edu
College Phone: 2063514822
Category: Undergraduate student
Other Phone: N/A

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

Supervising Faulty (if undergraduate or graduate student)
College: HMC
Name: Marianne De Laet
Email: delaet@g.hmc.edu
Phone: 9096073812

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-09-15 to 2018-11-14
Frequency: Several-days/week, Varying depending on the week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, , Depends when other people will be
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 will be observing people conducting research at the Bernard Field Station for my Introduction to the Anthropology of Science and Technology class. I will be using several methods to do so, including participant observation, interviews, photography, and map-making. I am interested in how people use the space to construct knowledge and how human-nature relations play a role.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1536280856-Payne_Rueter
Submitted: 2018-09-06 17:40:56

User Information
Name: Payne Rueter
College: Pomona
Email: pbr12012@mymail.pomona.edu
College Phone: 6186949938
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: 2018-09-06 to 2019-05-17
Frequency: Several-days/week
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: Aves sp. (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:
Species survey of birds present at the BFS: collecting biodiversity, distributive, and temporal data for the purposes of constructing an avian field guide for the BFS. Surveys will be conducted via visual spotting of individuals beginning during fall and ongoing through spring.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1531849275-E.J._Crane
Submitted: 2018-07-17 10:41:15

User Information
Name: E.J. Crane
College: Pomona
Email: ej.crane@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096079634
Category: Faculty member
Other Phone: N/A

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Andre Cavalcanti - andre.cavalcanti@pomona.edu
2. Erin Su - erin_h_su@yahoo.com
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: 2018-07-17 to 2018-10-17
Frequency: once a month
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:
Obtaining sediment from phake lake for microbial community studiess

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1531419836-Matina_Donaldson
Submitted: 2018-07-12 11:23:56

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Aisling Murran - amurran19@students.polytechnic.org
2. Michelle Lilly - mlilly@g.hmc.edu
3. Rajan Shivaram - rajan.shivaram@gmail.com
4. Joanna Chang - jcok2015@mymail.pomona.edu

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-07-12 to 2018-08-03
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Dawn, Morning
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, south field
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: Eriogonum fascitulatum (California buckwheat), Apis mellifera (honey bee)
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will remove 50% of the inflorescences from 12 small to medium-sized plants, in two different arrangements. The goal is to see how reducing the number of inflorescences affects honey bee visitation. This will not harm the plant.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? wooden stake with square colored platform on top

Description of project/event:
We are studying how honey bee visitation at individual plants depends on properties of those plants. To do this, we are manipulating the flowers on individual California buckwheat plants, and measuring bee visitation rates before and after the manipulation. We will also use a drone to take images of the plants from the air. This research will give insight into how honey bees select plants to forage on, which could help design honey bee habitat and discover how colonies allocate effort among a variety of available resources.

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: rr-1529427035-Eric_Contee_II
Submitted: 2018-06-19 09:50:35

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

Additional Personnel (name - email)
1. Assorted Lair Lab Members (3) - N/A
2. N/A - N/A
3. N/A - N/A
4. N/A - N/A

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-06-19 to 2018-06-22
Frequency: Several-days/week
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: pHake Lake
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: NO
Will any plants or animals be collected? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:
Iver2 robot deployment.

Confidential description of project/event:
Magnetometer Survey.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:


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

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

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 3
Dates of use: 2018-05-24 to 2019-03-01
Frequency: Daily
Time of day: Dawn, Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: western CSS, central CSS, eastern CSS, north field, south field, lower neck, central neck, upper neck
Facilities or equipment needed: N/A
Plant or animal species to be studied: For plants, Artemisia californica, Eriogonum spp. (Buckwheat), Salvia apiana (White Sage), Bromus spp., Brassica spp. (
Will any plants or animals be collected? For plants, I will be collecting plant material and, in certain cases, seeds for 7 different species. The 7 species are Artemisia, Buckwheat, White Sage, Bromus, Mustard, Erodium, and Elderberry. Approximately 5 leaves and 5 stalks will be taken from each plant. Twenty seeds will be taken from the plants that we are able to collect seeds from. Each plant will have this done 5 times. This sample size is necessary so that we can properly perform stable isotope analyses on these samples and have a good idea on both their distribution and abundance. For animals, I will be collecting 40 samples from 6 different sites around the Bernard Field Station. If large ant species are being sampled, 5 individuals will be taken in one sample. If small ant species are being sampled, 10-20 individuals will be taken in one sample. Again, this sample size is necessary so that we can properly perform stable isotope analyses on these samples and have a good idea on both their distribution and abundance.
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? Will be placing a marked flag at each nest and marking off a 20 m by 50 m study area with marking tape.

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

Confidential description of project/event:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:
N/A


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidential description of project/event:


Other Projects and Activities

Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1539638165-Warren_Roberts
Submitted: 2018-10-15 14:16:05

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

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

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

Project/Activity Infomation
Number in Group: 1
Dates of use: 2018-10-31 to 2018-10-31
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning, Afternoon
Areas to be used: 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? NO
Will any vertebrate animals be collected or manipulated? NO
Will flags or markings be used? NO

Description of project/event:

The session is for presentation to students 10am to 1pm on the workflow and FAA 107 restrictions and sustainability applications of using sUAV. No need for use of inside classrooms. Students will arrive at gate on Foothill and walk with instructor collectively to the space / location north of the infirmary / classrooms. Thanks!


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1536948383-Wallace_Meyer_&
Submitted: 2018-09-14 11:06:23

User Information
Name: Wallace Meyer & Brinda Sarathy
College: Southern California Leadership Network
Email: wallace_meyer@pomona.edu
College Phone: 9096218577
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member, CA

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: 2018-09-14 to 2018-09-14
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Afternoon
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, 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:

Two tours will be given to SCLN of the BFS and Conservancy to provide additional perspective for understanding sustainability in southern California.


Bernard Field Station Usage Request
Request Number: our-1536257296-Stacy_Scibelli
Submitted: 2018-09-06 11:08:16

User Information
Name: Stacy Scibelli
College: Chaffey Community College
Email: stacyalexis@gmail.com
College Phone: 9096528017
Other Phone: 5186691486
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: 2018-09-07 to 2018-09-07
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, 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 an educator working primarily in the arts and I am interested in areas of conservation as space for creative inspiration and impetus for creation and innovation. I am new to the area and drove by the conservatory the other day and wanted to see what the space is like. I am a steward of the earth and respect places like this with all of my heart, I would greatly appreciate access for a visit. Thank you! All my best, Stacy


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-1533314519-Warren_Roberts
Submitted: 2018-08-03 09:41:59

User Information
Name: Warren Roberts
College: CGU, The Claremont Colleges Services
Email: warren.roberts@claremont.edu
College Phone: 9099219329
Other Phone: N/A
You are a: Faculty member, (and staff)

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: 2018-08-03 to 2018-12-31
Frequency: Weekly
Time of day: support for various faculty & students
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: 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:

During the semester (and this summer) faculty and students requesting support and meetings at the BFS. I will submit additional requests for any formal event (workshop etc) for record. Thanks Marty!


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-1529355501-Marion_Preest
Submitted: 2018-06-18 13:58:21

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. Emily Wiley - ewiley@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: 50
Dates of use: 2018-08-23 to 2018-08-23
Frequency: Once
Time of day: Morning
Areas to be used: central CSS, pHake Lake, vernal pools
Facilities or equipment needed: Boats,
Plant or animal species to be studied: We will conduct plankton tows of the lake. Any vertebrate animals collected will be released. Photo- and zooplankton
Will any plants or animals be collected? We will conduct plankton tows of the lake. Any vertebrate animals collected will be released. Photo- and zooplankton will be taken 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 50 Summer Science Immersion students (and 2-3 faculty) to collect water and plankton samples from pHake Lake. We will need access to the garage to obtain oars and life jackets..


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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