The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (UReCA) On-Line Publication



Palm Epiphyll Cover Shifts to Higher Elevations in Tropical Cloud Forest, Indicating Local Climate Change


Maya Spaur

University of Maryland, College Park

Shifting and intensifying weather patterns have a massive effect on biodiversity, especially in tropical regions. A study of the movement of palm Epiphylls into new ranges offers a case study for the effects of these weather changes on tropical fauna.








Evolutionary Explanation for Abilities of Centaurea Stoebe (Spotted Knapweed) in Introduced Areas


Erin Koren

Grand Valley State University

A case study of the effect of species distribution and evolutionary adaptation using the spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe).



Connexin-43 and Traumatic Brain Injury


Lauren R. Moore

Eastern Kentucky University

The present study investigates the expression of Cx43 in different treatment types in hippocampal samples of Wistar rats in order to elucidate the relationship between Cx43 and secondary injury through Real-Time PCR (qPCR) and cell culture work.

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