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Paola A. Barriga

Academic Professional
Plant Biology Undergraduate Teaching Specialist
348 Science Learning Center
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Selected Publications:

Sanchez, C., D. Becker, C. Teitelbaum, P. A. Barriga, L. Brown, A. Majewska, R. Hall, and S. Altizer. 2018. Body condition measures, rather than host or parasite traits predict condition-infection

relationships in wildlife. Ecology Letters 21(12):1869-1884.

Barriga, P.A., E. D. Sternberg, T. Lefèvre, M. Maudsley, L. Brower, J. D. de Roode, and S. Altizer,

2016. High host specificity of a protozoan parasite within a genus of butterfly host. Journal of

Invertebrate Pathology
140: 75-82.

Barriga, P. A., C. Dormann, E. E. Gbur, and C. L. Sagers. 2015. Community structure and ecological specialization in plant-ant interactions. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31(4):325-334.

Barriga, P.A., J.V. Sloan, S.D. Porter, and C. L. Sagers. 2013 Stable isotope enrichment in

laboratory ant colonies: effects on metamorphosis, diet and fat storage. Entomologia Experimentalis

et Applicata

Mackay W. and P.A. Barriga. 2012. A new species of Neotropical carpenter ant in the genus

Camponotus (Hymenoptera:Formicidae), apparently without major workers. Psyche 2012:5.

K.McNett, J. Longino, P.A. Barriga, O. Vargas, K. Phillips and C.L. Sagers. 2010. Stable isotope 

investigation of a cryptic ant-plant association: Myrmelachista flavocotea (Hymenoptera:

Formicidae) and Ocotea spp. (Lauracea). Insectes Sociaux 57:67-72.

B. Whitt, P. A. Barriga, R. Idsardi, J. Lang, J, Wingfield, J. Luft. The influence of physical classroom space on efforts to reform instruction in undergraduate STEM. Submitted December 2020 to School Science and Mathematics.

B. Whitt, P. A. Barriga, R. Idsardi, J. Lang, J, Wingfield, J. Luft. Supporting undergraduate STEM educator’s instruction: A longitudinal investigation of faculty instruction post-professional development. Submitted December 2020 to Higher Education.


Postdoctoral Researcher, Odum School of Ecology at UGA, 2018-2021

PhD, Biology, University of Arkansas, 2012

BS, Biology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, 2002

Articles Featuring Paola A. Barriga

Dr. Paola Barriga, Undergraduate Teaching Specialist in the Department of Plant Biology, was selected as 2023 faculty fellow  by the Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network (BCEENETT).

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