BEHAVIORAL LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
& CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
Field course participant
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Sapelo Island, GA
October 17-27, 2013
For one of my graduate courses, I conducted field research on Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia. I lived and worked on the island for a week and collaborated with a fellow graduate student Cristina Herren. We collected samples of the cordgrass Spartina alterniflora to examine three potential biotic stressors: tissue damage by periwinkle snails (Littorina irrorata), leaf-chewing by insects, and stem-boring by insect larvae.
Taken by students and instructors - http://www.flickr.com/groups/uwsapelo/
Sapelo Island is a barrier island located off the coast of Georgia, about an hour south of Savannah. (Click to view a larger image.)