Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia

Karan A. Rawlins is Invasive Species Coordinator for the Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia in Tifton. Rawlins earned a MS from University of Texas at Arlington. 

Karan’s duties include development of educational and public outreach materials on invasive species; development of smartphone apps for collecting and reporting data on invasive species (http://apps.bugwood.org); continuing the development of content for www.Invasive.org; BugwoodWiki (http://wiki.bugwood.org) and the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States (www.invasiveplantatlas.org); expanding the development and operation of the Georgia Invasive Species Task Force (www.gainvasives.org);  development of Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas; development and training associated with the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (www.EDDMapS.org) in Georgia and across the United States; development of the Invasive species Community of Practice in eXtension (www.extension.org/invasive_species); and collection of field survey data.

 Karan is currently president of GA-EPPC; volunteers with citizen groups fighting invasive species; participates in conservation projects to preserve native habitats and the native species therein; and has contributed over 6500 images to the Bugwood Image Database System of both invasive and native species recorded during field work.

See Karan’s photographs in the Bugwood Image Database System

The 2nd edition of the Homeowner’s Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species – How You Can Make a Difference

Contact Information

Karan A. Rawlins
Invasive Species Coordinator
Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health
University of Georgia
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA  31793-5766  USA
work # 229-386-3298