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Learn about the River Basin Center

The River Basin Center connects freshwater science to management and policy. Although affiliated with the Odum School of Ecology, we are known for an interdisciplinary approach; our members are drawn from units across the University of Georgia.

River Basin Center faculty, staff and students work on aquatic management issues around the globe, but the center maintains an emphasis on the southeastern US.

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Multiple RBC affiliates, along with Director Seth Wenger and Associate Director Krista Capps, recently published a paper on the effects of urbanization along I-85, as well as suggestions for the continued water management of one of the United States' most vital interstate arteries.
A new study co-authored by RBC Associate Director Krista Capps and Affiliate J.P. Schmidt gathered data from 550 rivers across 40 countries and found that human intervention increases the rate of decomposition of plant matter, depriving freshwater life of food at a faster rate than usual, as well as potentially exacerbating climate
A man standing in front of a river holding a sturgeon.
For Marty Hamel, fishing isn’t just a hobby, or even a sport. It’s how he collects data for his research projects. The subjects of his research range from huge sturgeon to almost microscopic ear stones.

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Front desk: 706-583-0463

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203 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602

RBC members and affiliates are based through the University of Georgia campus.

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