Since its inception, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s (GSTC) Research Department has been responsible for monitoring sea turtle nesting on the beaches of Jekyll Island. As the GSTC grows, research efforts have expanded to include a variety of terrestrial vertebrates inhabiting Jekyll Island, including American alligators, box turtles, and rattlesnakes. Employing a holistic approach to science, the GSTC’s Research Department seeks to supplement research efforts with an effective outreach and educational campaign in hopes of mitigating fears of living with native wildlife. Additionally, using data accrued through our research initiatives we assist management officials with making informed decisions concerning the fate of threatened and endangered species in coastal Georgia.
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Any additional questions may be directed to Kimberly Andrews, PhD.
Dr. Kimberly Andrews is head of the GSTC’s Research Department. Additionally, Dr. Andrews is the Education Program Specialist at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab.