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PBIO(BIOL) 3660L Plant Biology Intensive Lab
THE PLANT BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
PLANT BIOLOGY INTENSIVE LAB
2009 SPRING STUDENTS
Thirteen students and TA Cecile Deen made for a busy semester. We made several trips back to Long Creek, including one in which we rented kayaks from Half Moon Outfitters at 5 Points in Athens. They were fairly easy to transport in the back of standard-bed pick up trucks and carry and drag from the highway to the creek. Most everyone gave one a try. They went where the water was too low for a canoe, but they lacked the weight (and motive force with only the one occupant) to go over submerged logs or to penetrate the massive thickets of Triadenum walteri, Walters Marsh St. Johns-wort, in the middle of the pond.

Although not usually considered a wetland, many of the local granite outcrops are just that during late winter and early spring and have several annual and perennial species, including endemics, that do well in the several inches of water that flow over the rock and its very shallow soil, often in small cracks in the rock. So we visited the local large Rock and Shoals outcrop several times this spring. No collecting unless we develop a project there, not even of the several species that are there in the thousands of individuals, because of the scarcity of the habitat.

There was some progress in organizing what had been collected and photographed since the beginning of the course, but it is still very much incomplete. Our web server, Startlogic.com, supports the MySQL interface to relational data bases, and we have four draft tables but not yet the skill in constructing the queries to discover if their design will prove useful.
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PBIO(BIOL) 3660L CLASS OF SPRING 2009

Adela Duliman
Camille English
Chase Hopkins
Drew Johnson
Lindsay Joiner
Matthew Miller
Brandon Newby
Blaine Perez
Hilarie Perez
Jason Stroupe
Sang Truong
Daniel Wills
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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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