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PBIO(BIOL) 3660L Plant Biology Intensive Lab
THE PLANT BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
PLANT BIOLOGY INTENSIVE LAB
2008 SUMMER STUDENTS
Summer Semester 2008 had seven students and a TA, Charles Cowden, who was supported by the department. We continued looking at new wetlands. The largest was the East Fork Trail Creek as it passes under Olympic Drive, which we learned is also the result of beavers. This appears to be very similar to the State Botanical Garden Beaver Pond on the Orange Trail. There were also visits to several riparian sites owned or managed by the County Recreation and Leisure Services Department through the Oconee River Greenway and the Sandy Creek Nature Center.

The beavers raised the level of the Beaver Pond at the State Botanical Garden Annex. There seems to be no other explanation for the relatively dry margin we found and used during Spring semester being under water in the Summer semester. Certainly rainfall could not explain it; local streams were already dry or, would soon be, and the East Fork Trail Creek site was predictably lower than it has been in several years. We were not sure if we could reconstruct the baseline, preflood conditions, but an experiment had started in which we thought we might be able to participate. But the water level fell a few inches soon thereafter, and although it remained above the Spring Semester level, it was still too difficult to access the pond for more than plant collecting trips.
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PBIO(BIOL) 3660L CLASS OF SUMMER 2008

David Kho
Ben McDowell
Richard Sheriff
Rami Obeidin
Ashley Cox
Halimat Jinadu
Bryan Roddenbery
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GLENN GALAU, THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY, MILLER PLANT SCIENCES BUILDING, THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ATHENS GA  30602-7271
PHONE 706 542 1859    FAX 706 542 1805
MODIFIED ON 29 JANUARY 2010. WEB DESIGN BY GLENN GALAU

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