Rebekah Wallace

EDDMapS Data Coordinator

Rebekah joined the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia as the EDDMapS Data Coordinator in 2011. She graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 2005 with an A.S. in Agriculture, the University of Georgia in 2007 with a B.S. in Agriscience and Environmental Systems and in 2009 with a M.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences with an emphasis in Weed Science. In 2010, Wallace worked at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida as an AmeriCorps Member where she scouted and identified native and invasive plant species, presented interpretive programs, and developed invasive plant identification and reporting material. She has a particular interest in data sharing and preservation and works to ensure that data is accurate and broadly available.

Educational and Professional Background

  • A.S. Agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • B.S. Agriscience and Environmental Systems from University of Georgia
  • M.S. Crop and Soil Sciences from University of Georgia

Thesis title "Purple Nutsedge Biology and Vegetable Tolerance to EPTC"

Job Duties

  • Identify and integrate state, regional and national invasive species data into EDDMapS
  • Identify gaps in existing distribution data
  • Develop protocols and standards for data included in EDDMapS and work with collaborators to share data between systems
  • Present information and project updates to funding agencies and professional organizations
  • Participate in project reports, cooperative agreements and grant writing

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 - Second place in Digital and Third place in Print categories at the Weed Science Society of America Photography Contest
  • 2010 - Second place in the Southern Weed Science Society Graduate Student Paper Competition
  • 2010 - First place in the Digital and Print categories at the Weed Science Society of America Photography Contest

Contact Information

  • Office 4601 Research Way, Tifton, GA 31793
  • Mailing Address 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793