Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2020-07-10 12:09:50



Honors Course

3750 498 003

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2019


This paper will be an ecological survey of a selected 28 acre piece of land in northeast Ohio impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer. This invasive species arrived in North America in 2002 and has since spread throughout the country wreaking havoc on the ash tree population. The purpose of this study is to determine what tree species are replacing the native ash trees in the succession of the forest. In order to achieve this goal, a section of the selected land will be blocked off and subdivided into manageable sections to facilitate data collection, namely the location of the ash trees, their condition, and the frequency of other tree species. Once data is collected, it will be interpreted to identify what tree species are the most successful in replacing the ash trees. This information could help show what the property’s emerging forest may look like.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Aimee deChambeau

First Reader

Dr. Kevin Kaut

Second Reader

Dr. David Tokar

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Charles Waehler

Haas_HonorsProjectProposal2019.pdf (347 kB)
Required Signatures/ Cover Sheet

Final H. Project 12_11_19 (J. Haas).pdf (1195 kB)
Completed Honors Project (12-11-2019)



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