Honors Fellowships

David McPherson

McPherson, DavidName: David McPherson
Title of Project:
 Integral Projection Model for a Reproducing Strand of American Chestnut
Advisor: Harmony Dalgleish
Honors Department: Biology

I am creating a mathematical model using data collected from a reproducing stand of American chestnut. It will be able to project the population into the future and see what factors most influence the tree’s survival.

I cannot put enough time into this project during the normal school year, so working full time over the summer is important to completing the work.

Hometown: Telford, PA
Majors: Mathematics
Future Plans: Medical School
Hobbies: Sailing Team, Delta Phi, exercise, volunteering
Fun Fact: I grew up on a farm.


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