Summertime is tick season…and Georgia Southern University has just the expert who can help with your coverageJuly 23, 20191 min read
Ticks…for most the word conjures up fears of Lyme disease, pets getting sick or having to twist those tiny bugs off your dog or yourself after a day in the fields or countryside.
But at Georgia Southern University, our experts have taken a certain shine to the usually awful arachnid. In fact, just recently, Jackson Tomlinson, a graduate student in the Department of Biology was rewarded with the discovery of two species of ticks that are entirely new to science. It’s an astounding find and there are more details in the articles attached below.
Are you a reporter covering ticks or looking to learn more about them?
There are a lot of questions to be asked:
- What dangers and diseases do they carry?
- Are ticks regional and how many different species are there?
- Is there really a tic that makes people allergic to red meat?
If you need to get to the bottom of what makes tick…tock – well then let our experts help.
Lorenza Beati's research focuses on the study of the taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, and population genetics of arthropods, in particular hard-ticks. She’s also the Curator of the U.S. National Tick Collection. Lorenza is available to speak with media – simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.
Lorenza Beati Curator of the U.S. National Tick Collection, Associate Professor
Lorenza Beati's research focuses on the study of the taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, and population genetics of arthropods.