Department of Biology
Karrie Ann Fadroski
407 Health & Natural Sciences Bldg.
Principles of Biology I (BIOL 1107K)
Principles of Biology II (BIOL 1108K)
Environmental Science (BIOL 1260/1260L)
Ecology (BIOL 3230)
Ecology Field Study (BIOL 3331)
Entomology (BIOL 4000)
Educational BackgroundB.S. Biology and Environmental Science (Carroll College; Waukesha, Wisconsin)
M.S. Biology (Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama)
I am broadly interested community ecology questions, especially those that examine interactions between plants and animals. As an undergraduate I worked with Dr. Susan Lewis to document the behavioral interactions of a captive population of Piping Plovers (Charidius melodus), an endangered shorebird. I also worked with Francesca Cuthbert (University of Minnesota) to estimate the homerange size of Piping Plover juveniles native to the Great Lake Region. As a graduate student I worked with Dr. Debbie Folkerts studying the interactions between the green lynx spider, Peucetia viridans Hentz (Araneae: Oxyopidae), and pitcher plants (Sarracenia: Sarraceniaceae). Some of the projects I have worked on with students at North Georgia include examining the role of camouflage in spider habitat selection, inventorying ant distributions in the country, and investigating the susceptibility of native beetles to “natural” Japanese beetle insecticides. I also work with the GA Appalachian Studies Center to maintain a demonstration garden and seed bank of local, heirloom seeds.
I am originally from Wisconsin, but thoroughly enjoy the warmer climate of the south. I live in Dahlonega with my husband, Shane Webb, our two children, Amelie and Ian, and an assortment of eight-legged friends. I love hiking, camping, gardening or anything else that gives me an excuse to go outside.