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Researchers studying tick systematics are declining in number around the World. In order to prepare new generations of taxonomists it is, therefore, essential to include students in our curatorial and research activities. In the last 6 years, about 16 undergraduate and 9 graduate students from Georgia Southern benefited from the USNTC resources while carrying out their Biology research projects (4890, 7890, honor student thesis, master thesis). The curators are involved in teaching in a number of external workshops and summer programs, in particular the U. S. National Tick Collection at the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science (Georgia Southern University) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases Tick Workshop.

Last updated: 4/6/2022