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Ecology Research

Dr. Erin Barding

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Wildlife Ecology and Management
Current Research Projects:
Ecology and evolution of parasitic, polyembronic wasps (Copidosoma) and their looper hosts (Chrysodeixis includens and Trichoplusia ni) (collaborate with Dr. Margaret Smith)

Dr. Jan Crook-Hill

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Avian Biology, Evolution of Behavior and Conservation
Current Research Projects:
Monitoring a Golden-winged Warbler population on Brawley Mountain in Fannin County
Populations of Northern Mockingbirds and human recognition
To establish a habitat to attract Common Nighthawks on the roof of the Health and Natural Sciences Building

Dr. Nancy Dalman

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest:  Environmental Toxicology
Current Research Projects:
The tolerance of fluctuations of the salt marsh fish Fundulud heterociltus (Killifish)
Innate biochemical and cellular defenses organisms possess to protect them from toxic chemicals in the environment

Dr. Mark Davis

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Vertebrate Zoology and Herpetology
Current Research Projects:
Pollinator attraction in aroid plants
Drift periodicity in stream insects
Effects of riparian disturbance on fish life history parameters
Aspects of plant chemical defense and gall formation in goldenrods

Dr. Karrie Ann Fadroski

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Entomology
Current Research Projects:
Interactions between plants and animals
Working with the GA Appalachian Studies Center to maintain a seed bank of local, heirloom seeds

Dr. Margi Flood

Campus: Gainesville
Area(s) of Interest: Freshwater Macroinvertebrates and Freshwater Ecology
Current Research Projects:
Population and community ecology of macroinvertebrates and non-game fishes

Dr. Ching-Yu Huang

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Nutrient Cycling and Invasive Earthworms
Current Research Projects:
Impacts of biochar on nutrient dynamics, microbial populations, plant growth and crop yield
The roles of earthworms in sustainable agriculture

Dr. Natalie Hyslop

Campus: Gainesville
Area(s) of Interest: Wildlife Conservation and Management
Current Research Projects:
Conservation of reptile and amphibian species in the eastern United States
Home Range and habitat use of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in the Northern Georgia Piedmont (collaborating with Dr. Jennifer Mook)
Detection of salmonella in the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in the Northern Georgia Piedmont (collaborating with Dr. Jennifer Mook)
Field Surveys for the Detection of Chytridiomycosis in North Georgia Amphibian Populations (collaborating with Dr. Jeanelle Morgan)

Dr. Evan Lampert

Campus: Gainesville
Area(s) of Interest: Entomology and Trophic Interaction
Current Research Projects:
Chemical ecology of the yellow-striped oakworm (collaborating with Paula Nolibos)
Physiology and ecology of Caroteniod sequestration by cabbage loopers (collaborating with Clarke Miller)
Trophic interactions of the catalpa hornworm

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