Category: Fall 2022, Georgetown Magazine

Title:Campus Wildlife

Author: Photos and Captions by Professor Martha Weiss
Date Published: September 28, 2022

Biology professor and photographer Martha Weiss combines a gifted eye with a deep knowledge of plant and animal life and a loving curiosity about what is unfolding around her. The director of the Environmental Biology major and co-director of the Environmental Studies program leaves no stone, log, or leaf unturned (the better to find fungi and salamanders!) as she explores the Hilltop and environs.

Research in her laboratory focuses on community ecology and plant-animal interactions. Currently she is investigating the indirect ecological effects of the Brood X periodical cicada emergence on the temperate forest community. She teaches a variety of courses, including Environment and Society, Urban Foraging Ecology, and Plants and Society.

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