Biology professor and students conduct Amphipod research in Panama

Dr. Kristine White (center) with students Sally Sir and Lizzie Durham while on a research trip to Panama.

Biology professor and students conduct Amphipod research in Panama

This summer, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristine White, Junior Sally Sir, and Sophomore Lizzie Durham spent 10 days at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The team collected 389 amphipod specimens as part of Dr. White’s National Science Foundation Grant: "Understanding Tropical Invertebrate Diversity Through Integrative Revisionary Systematics and Training." While in Panama, the team identified and imaged 75 different species. Continued research at Georgia College will confirm the identifications and whether any of the species are new to science.

Updated: 2021-08-19
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