Georgiana Burruss

Georgiana Burruss

burrussg@msu.edu


Major Advisor:  Amber Peters

Hometown: Sherborn, MA

Biography: Georgie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science in 2014. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she worked in the Coral Lab at the New England Aquarium. In 2015, she moved to The Bahamas to work at the Cape Eleuthera Institute for the Flats Ecology and Conservation Program. There she worked on a variety of projects, studying plastic ingestion by pelagic sportfish, post-release survival of triggerfish and yellowtail snapper, juvenile bonefish habitat use, and rapid ecological assessments of mangrove creeks. She also taught semester-long research methods courses to high school students at The Island School and led outreach programming for over 500 local and international students. Georgie's research focuses on using acoustic telemetry to track migrations of  bonefish, Albula vulpes, to locate reproductive habitat, investigate environmental cues for migration, and understand predator/prey dynamics at spawning aggregations. 

 

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