Thirty students showcased their research on Friday, Oct. 20, at the first annual graduate research poster contest. Their work spanned a range of policy and aquatic topics, from hydrodynamic models for analyzing land-to-ocean litter transport, to policy solutions addressing cattle’s unrestricted access to streams, to research on non-native catfish species. Posters also ranged widely in […]
The Clean Water Act of 1972 remains the guiding legislation for regulating America’s water quality. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests parts of it may not be working.The study found that Clean Water Act regulations haven’t significantly reduced the amount of nonpoint source nutrient pollution in America’s waterways.
Few nutrients are as fundamental to or ubiquitous in modern life as nitrogen and phosphorus. As fertilizers, they form the bedrock of our global agricultural systems—but at a cost to our waterways.
As small trees and other woody debris are harvested, other trees are growing across the landscape. So, argues Warnell associate professor and RBC affiliate Puneet Dwivedi, it’s not that a tree that was cut to produce pellets would take another 10 years to grow back, but more accurately that across the landscape, other small trees are growing to replace what was cut.
A team from the Network for Engineering With Nature, including affiliates S. Kyle McKay, Charles B. van Rees, Brian P. Bledsoe and director Seth Wenger, recently published a comment in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, describing the opportunity that comes with melding biodiversity conservation and innovation in infrastructure, as well as the crucial importance for our society in seizing that opportunity.
Temperature-dependent sex determination, a trait present in many reptiles, could hold evolutionary significance linked to the species’ survival, according to a study from the University of Georgia.
College of Public Health professor and affiliate Erin Lipp has been appointed to the Georgia Power Professorship in Environmental Health Science. The professorship was created, with support from Georgia Power Company, to recognize excellence in environmental health science research and mentorship.
In May of 2023, Wendy Paulsen retired from UGA, stepping down from her long-time position as office manager of the River Basin Center.
‘People are also part of this ecosystem’: Rao studies impact of hydropower on human, ecological systems
When small hydroelectric projects began dotting the rivers of the Western Ghats, a strip of mountains that runs parallel to the west coast of Peninsular India, Odum and Integrative Conservation (ICON) graduate student Shishir Rao pivoted from a career in IT to study their impact.
A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the University of Georgia recently published “Nature-Based Solutions for Biodiversity,” a handbook that uses landscape architecture renderings to demonstrate how communities can use nature-based solutions to protect their communities while promoting biodiversity.