Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Kelsey Turner SREL Graduate Program Warnell School of Forestry & Nat. Res.

Kelsey Turner

Masters Student
Beasley Lab

Kelsey is currently working as a Research Technician for Dr. Jim Beasley studying scavenging dynamics of vertebrate communities. She will be starting her masterís program under Dr. Beasley this fall at SREL through the Warnell School at UGA. Her M.S. research will expand upon her current studies investigating various aspects of scavenging ecology, both at the SRS and at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway. Kelsey grew up in the south living in both Alabama and Georgia and attended the Warnell School at UGA for her undergraduate studies. As an undergraduate, she researched coyote food habits in southwestern Georgia, focusing on how shifts in the abundance of both coyotes and white-tailed deer alter the composition of coyote diets. While on this project, Kelsey also worked for the UGA Deer Lab at the Jones Center and as a lab assistant in the Crop and Soils Science department. Lastly, she is the outgoing president, but incoming Conservation Chair, of the Georgia Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology. Kelsey graduated from UGA in May 2013 with a B.S.F.R. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. When not working, Kelsey enjoys sketching, anything outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.