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Karen Porter

Professor Emeritus
University of Georgia
Room 188, Ecology Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602

Office: (706) 207-4604
Fax: (706) 542-4819
email: karengporter@gmail.com

Education

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

Tallassee Forest, Athens-Clarke County, Georgia: Inventories, Baseline Data and Recommendations by Contributors


Karen Porter