Fall 2019

Volume 3, Issue 3

Fall 2019
Icons of the Sonoran Desert, jumping cholla are notorious for snagging fur and clothing with their spines. Pieces of the cactus often break off and are carried to new terrain by animals or people. Once they fall to the ground, these propagules are capable of regenerating, allowing cholla to disperse via vegetative cloning. Image credit: Krikor Andonian

Optimal foraging behavior in desert harvester ants (Veromessor pergandei)
Carlee Bowen, George Eskander, Brian Lai, Mariam Samy

Impacts of anthropogenic disturbance and insect abundance on Sonoran Desert bat activity
Amy Sue Law, Khushali Shah, Emma McAndrews, Jess Stumpf

Patterns of vegetative reproduction and distribution of Cylindropuntia
Ryan Fong, Lucy Johnson, Joseph Saucedo

Effect of honey mesquite size and distribution on desert mistletoe parasitism
Angelique Leonard, Monica Rivas, Thomas Savoie, Olivia Zanzonico

Odonate communities across a desert development gradient
Ezra Garfield, Taylor Kang, Isak Kolding, Joshua Mayo

Effects of intraspecific competition on sheltering behavior in the desert sand scorpion
Yousef Awad, Anthony Ebraham, Jake Hernandez, Mariam Moazed