Rochelle Beasley

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Research Professional II & Lab Manager
University of Georgia
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory


A.A.S. - Ecology and Environmental Technology, Paul Smith's College 2000

B.S. - Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry 2002

M.S. - Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University 2007

Research Interests

I am currently a research technician/lab manager in the Lance Lab. I am interested in all aspects of science and have worked on a variety of projects involving plant pathology, invasive species, field biology, wildlife genetics, virology and plant tissue culture. Currently, I am working with some salamander mating behavior studies and help run the genetic marker development program.


  • Beasley, R.R.and Pijut, P.M.2013. Regeneration of Plants fromFraxinus nigraMarsh. Hypocotyls. HortScience 48(7): 887-890.
  • Parmakelis, A., Balanika, K., Terzopoulou, S., Rigal, F.,Beasley, R.R.,Jones, K.L., Lance, S.L., Whittaker, R.J., Triantis, K.A., Borges, P.A.V. 2013 Development of 28 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the endemic Azorean spiderSancus acoreensis(Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Conservation Genetic Resources.
  • Carson, E.W.,Beasley, R.R., Jones, K.L, Lance, S.L., Lozano-Vilano, M.L., Vela-Valladares, L., Banda-Villanueva, I., Turner, T.F., Maza-Benignos, M. 2013. Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the microendemic pupfishesCyprinodon julimesandC. pachycephalus. Conservation Genetic Resources .
  • Palla, K. andBeasley, R.R.2013. In Vitro Culture and Rooting ofDiospyros virginianaL. HortScience 48(6): 747-749.
  • Beasley, R.R.and Pijut, P.M. 2010. Adventitious shoot regeneration ofFraxinus nigraMarsh. p. 58. IN: Michler, C.H. and Ginzel, M.D. (eds.),Proceedings of Symposium on Ash in North America. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72.
  • Beasley,R.R.and McCarthy B.C. 2011. Effects ofMicrostegium vimineum(Trin.) A. Camus (Japanese stiltgrass) on native hardwood restoration. Natural Areas Journal 31(3): 246-255.
  • Beasley, R.R.and Pijut, P.M. Invasive plant species in hardwood tree plantations. Purdue Extension. 2010.
  • Pijut, P.M.,Beasley, R.R., Palla, K.J. 2010. Genetic transformation of Fraxinus spp. for resistance to the emerald ash borer. pp. 18-19. IN: Michler, C.H. and Ginzel, M.D. (eds.), Proceedings of Symposium on Ash in North America. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72.


  • September 1, 2010 – Indiana Society of American Foresters, West Lafayette, IN (Talk)
  • June 6-11, 2010 - Society of In Vitro Biology, St. Louis, MO (Poster)
  • March 9-11, 2010 – Symposium on Ash in North America, West Lafayette, IN – (Poster and presentation co-author)
  • December 8-11, 2008 - Midwest Invasive Plant Network, Indianapolis, IN (Invited Talk)
  • October 2007 – Environmental and Plant Biology Dept. Seminar, Athens, OH (MS Thesis presentation)
  • August 6-11, 2007 - 91stEcological Society of America, Memphis, TN (Poster)
  • February 27th– March 1, 2006 - 15thCentral Hardwood Forest Conference, Knoxville, TN (Poster)
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