Karen Porter

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D, Yale University

Research Interests
  • Planktonic food webs, microbial loop, limnology, water resources
  • Microbial ecology, tropical marine ecology, air quality

Research Projects

Research includes studies of filter feeding, cladocera, rotifers, myxotrophic flagellates, planktonic food webs and microbial communities in lakes and reservoirs, the Okefenokee Swamp, Everglades and coral reefs in the Florida Keys Reef Tract. Current projects include an ecological inventory of Tallassee Forest and other conservation areas in Athens-Clarke County, service on the Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission and the Oconee River Land Trust board.

Selected Publications