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Karrie Fadroski, MS

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 706-867-2948
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Office: Health and Natural Sciences 407, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Ecology, Entomology

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1107K - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1108K - Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 1260/1260L - Environmental Science/Lab
  • BIOL 3000 - Ecology of Appalachia
  • BIOL 3500K - Ecology
  • BIOL 3331 - Ecology Field Study
  • BIOL 4000K - Entomology

Education

  • M.S., Biology, Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama, 2004
  • B.S., Biology and Environmental Science, Carroll College; Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1999

Research/Special Interests

Karrie Ann is broadly interested in community ecology questions, especially those that examine interactions between plants and animals. As an undergraduate she worked with Dr. Susan Lewis to document the behavioral interactions of a captive population of Piping Plovers (Charidius melodus), an endangered shorebird. I also worked with Francesca Cuthbert (University of Minnesota) to estimate the homerange size of Piping Plover juveniles native to the Great Lake Region. As a graduate student she worked with Dr. Debbie Folkerts studying the interactions between the green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans Hentz (Araneae: Oxyopidae), and pitcher plants (Sarracenia: Sarraceniaceae). Some of the projects she has worked on with students at UNG include examining the role of camouflage in spider habitat selection, inventorying ant distributions, and investigating the susceptibility of native beetles to “natural” Japanese beetle insecticides.

She also works with the GA Appalachian Studies Center to maintain a seed bank of local, heirloom seeds. The seed-saving program is a collaboration between students and faculty from numerous departments with the local community. They preserve both the seeds and their stories: knowledge the community has about the history of the variety, how to plant, cultivate and harvest it, and how to prepare and preserve the food gathered. They maintain a demonstration garden to grow the seeds, so the heirlooms and their associated stories are more available to the community.

Personal Information

Karrie Ann is originally from Wisconsin, but thoroughly enjoys the warmer climate of the south. She lives in Dahlonega with her husband, Shane Webb, two children, Amelie and Ian, and an assortment of eight-legged friends. She loves hiking, camping, gardening or anything else that gives her an excuse to go outside.

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