Stacy Bennetts

 

CLASSES TAUGHT AT Augusta University

Principles of Biology I & II
Human Biology
Environmental Science
Botany
Plant Physiology
Economic Botany
Study Abroad Course: Plant Diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa

MEMBERSHIP TO BIOLOGY SOCIETIES

International Serpentine Ecology Society

EDUCATION/CAREER BACKGROUND

B.A. Agnes Scott College
M.S. East Tennessee State University
PhD. Exeter University
Post Doctoral Research: Exeter University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Evolution of metal tolerance and metal hyperaccumulation in plants; Plant ecology and Plant conservation

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS AND STUDENTS

CURS Summer Scholars Program 2013:  Investigation of a rare plant species discovered only on serpentine in Columbia County, GA  Students:  Jessica Padgett and Jordan Ramos

Are the South Carolina populations of Piediomelum piedmontanum preadapted to the Georgia population's serpentine soil?  Students: Jessica Padgett and Jordan Ramos

Investigation of metal tolerances among the three populations of Piediomelum piedmontanum. Student:  Nate Hobbs

FORMER RESEARCH STUDENTS

Russell Ingram, 2010 ASU Biology graduate currently enrolled in M.S. program in Biology at East Tennessee State University

Wade Nolan, 2010 ASU Biology graduate currently enrolled at in the Dental program at GHSU

Mary Gadalla & Zachary Bloomer. A Unique Discovery: Zinc Tolerance on Serpentine in Georgia

Trenton Agrelius and Christina Tran. Effects of Shade and Competition on Growth and Flower Production in Phacelia dubia var. georgiana (Hydrophyllaceae) 



PUBLICATIONS

Stacy I. Taylor (Bennetts) and Foster Levy, 2002. Response to soils and a test for preadaptation to serpentine in Phacelia dubia (Hydrophyllaceae). New Phytologist, 155: 437-447.

Stacy I. Taylor (Bennetts) and Mark R. Macnair, 2006. Within and between population variation for Zn and Ni accumulation in two species of Thlaspi (Brassicaceae). New Phytologist, 159: 505-514.