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Kaitlin Farrell

University of Georgia
Room 199B, Odum School of Ecology
Athens, GA 30602

Lab: 706-542-5881
email: kfarrell@uga.edu

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M.S. Biology- Appalachian State University

B.S. Environmental Biology- McGill University

Research Interests

Scaling of aquatic ecosystem processes, consumer effects on ecosystem processes, aquatic symbioses

Honors and Awards

2012 Ph.D. Scholar of Excellence, UGA

2011 North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals Master's Scholarship

2010 Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Competition

Professional Affiliations

Ecological Society of America, Society for Freshwater Science, Sigma Xi

Selected Publications

Farrell, K.J., R.P. Creed, and B.L. Brown. 2014. Preventing overexploitation in a mutualism: Partner regulation in the crayfish-branchiobdellid symbiosis. Oecologia 174: 501-510.

Skelton, J., K.J. Farrell, R.P. Creed, B.W. Williams, C. Ames, B.S. Helms, J. Stoekel, and B.L. Brown. 2013. Servants, scoundrels, and hitchhikers: current understanding of the complex interactions between crayfish and their ectosymbiotic worms (Branchiobdellida). Freshwater Science 32: 1345-1357.

Brown, B.L., R.P. Creed, J. Skelton, M.A. Rollins and K.J. Farrell. 2012. The fine line between mutualism and parasitism: complex effects in a cleaning symbiosis demonstrated by multiple field experiments. Oecologia 170: 199-207.


Kaitlin Farrell

"The good life of any river may depend on the perception of its music; and the preservation of some music to perceive"
- Aldo Leopold