Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review

The Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR) publishes outstanding multidisciplinary research performed by undergraduates at West Virginia University. MURR is a student-led publication of the West Virginia University Office of Undergraduate Research. Papers are reviewed by qualified faculty members at WVU and are reviewed and edited by a Student Editorial Board.

Current Volume: Volume 6 (2021)


Prefatory Matter
Melanie Page, Amy Cyphert, and Cate Johnson


Preliminary Assessment of Climatic Sensitivity of Riparian Old-Growth Eastern Hemlock
John B. Holden IV, Sophan Chhin, Andrew Hirsch, and Eric Yetter


Sex Workers of West Virginia: Contrasting Experiences
Madeleine M. Thompson and Ellen Rodrigues


Depression and Socioeconomic Status in West Virginians
Brittany N. Phillips and Amy Alvarez


Health Care Disparities Around the Globe
Brianna N. Hodak and Renee Nicholson

Editorial Review Board (ERB)

Jeffrey Petty
Teagan Kuzniar
Managing Editor
Wren King
Head Section Editor (STEM)
Gwendolyn Nurkiewicz
Head Section Editor (Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences or HASS)
Julean Bender
Design Editor
Caitlyn Wilczek
Editors (STEM)
Aaron Malkowski
Ellena Gemmen
Rachel Winslett
Savannah Hays
Editors (HASS)
Alex Dean
Emily Ogden
Jordan Petyon
Kailey Basham
Copy Editor
Kaley Vestal

Faculty Advisors

Kevin J. Walden, M.S.Ed.
Dr. Ian Harmon
Director of the Office of Undergaduate Research
Dr. Michelle Richards-Babb