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Ecology research at Wormsloe featured in Georgia Magazine

Jun. 3, 2014

Writer: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Contact: Alyssa Gehman, alyssamina@gmail.com; Ania Majewska, majewska@uga.edu

Ecology doctoral student Alyssa Gehman is featured in the June 2014 Georgia Magazine cover story, “The Wonder of Wormsloe.” The article, also covering research by doctoral student Ania Majewska and faculty members Sonia Altizer and Andy Davis, describes the partnership between UGA and the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History.

In 2013, the UGA Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe was established on 15 acres donated to UGA by Craig and Diana Barrow. They are the ninth generation of Barrow’s family to own Wormsloe, an estate on the Isle of Hope near Savannah that was granted to his ancestor Noble Jones in 1736.

The Wormsloe Institute also supports six Wormsloe Fellows each year, graduate students who research the natural and cultural history at Wormsloe and the surrounding coastal areas. Gehman is using her fellowship to study a parasite that affects mud crabs, and Majewska is researching the response of butterflies to different types of pollinator gardens.

Read the article: The Wonder of Wormsloe

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