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Erin Abernethy

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30601

email: efabernethy@gmail.com

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B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) - Biology / Ecology and Environmental Biology from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

Research Interests

I am currently studying the impact of invasive species (such as the rat and mongoose below) on the scavenging pathway within Hawaiian food webs. I am also interested in how contaminants influence animal mating systems and reproductive structures.

Honors and Awards

Travel Grant from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia – November 2013

Society of Freshwater Science 2011 Endowment Award for Undergraduate Research – May 2011

Chancellor's Undergraduate Scholarship from Appalachian State University (ASU) awarded 2007-2011

Undergraduate Research Assistantship from ASU – 2010

Student Research (1) and Travel (2) Grants from ASU – December 2010, March 2011

Carolinas SETAC Student Poster Presentation Winner (3rd place) – March 2012

Selected Publications

Abernethy, E., E. McCombs, L. Siefferman, M. Gangloff “Effect of small dams on freshwater mussel population genetics in two southeastern USA streams” Walkerana 16: 21-28.

Gangloff, M., B. Hamstead, E. Abernethy, P. Hartfield. “Genetic distinctiveness of Ligumia recta, the black sandshell, in the Mobile River Basin and implications for its conservation” Conservation Genetics 14: 913-916.

Erin Abernethy