Former Coweeta Student Directs Darwin Center

Network News Spring 1994, Vol. 15 No. 1
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Chantal Blanton, a former University of Georgia graduate student who studied canopy arthropods with Dac Crossley at the Coweeta LTER site, has what some would count the most enviable job for an ecologist: director of the Charles Darwin Research Center in the Galápagos Islands.

Dr. Blanton heads a staff of 45 in an internationally supported conservation effort that includes captive breeding and egg incubation programs for tortoises and iguanas, and a range of basic and applied research programs that includes population restoration and endangered plant and animal protection studies.