Georgia Perimeter College
Discover Life has partnered with Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) to observe
changes in the biodiversity of Metro Atlanta and compare results with other
study sites, particularly nearby ones in Clarke County, a more rural area,
which includes Athens. We wish to understand how Atlanta's
air pollution, heat island, light pollution, and urbanization affect local moths, plants,
Under the guidance of Jonathan Lochamy and with support from the GPC, interns at GPC document Atlanta species through
photography. They upload their photographs to albums on Discover Life. Students at the University
of Georgia, Athens, and other participants are collecting similar data in Clarke County at
Sandy Creek Nature Center
and the Blue Heron Nature Site. Discover Life's
staff and network of taxonomists are helping the GPC interns to identify species.
Through service learning, our goal is to teach participants how to formulate hypotheses, collect high-quality data,
and analyze their results in the context of this multi-site, multi-year study.
The project's moth results are tabulated nightly.
For individual student's contibutions, click on 'edit' next to their names. The 'List all' link on their page
presents all the species that they have documented.
Updated: 10 April, 2013
Albums of previous interns