After four weeks of buzzing activity in the field and lab, UGA’s Coastal Summer Semester just wrapped up! The students left this past weekend having completed their independent projects under the supervision of Drs. Chuck Hopkinson and Emlyn Resetarits.
This summer’s projects took students to diverse habitats all across the island, from tagging along with the GADNR to track turtle nests to getting chest-deep in marsh mud to collect mud snails! The range of topics covered by this year’s cohort spanned microplastics to thermal tolerance, fish diversity to parasite prevalence.
The students ended the semester with a showcase of their work at the Coastal Summer Symposium held in UGAMI’s auditorium. Working with undergraduates is an important part of the UGAMI mission, and the energy and insight they bring is inspiring. It always makes it difficult to say goodbye.
If you would like to get involved with undergraduate research or know of any students who are interested in our experiential learning opportunities, we are currently accepting applications for our Marine Biology Spring Semester. Apply here! For more information or questions contact us.