Affiliate Charles van Rees, assistant research scientist at the UGA Odum School of Ecology, describes himself as a conservation scientist and naturalist. “I’m not just interested in doing science,” he said. “I want to specifically apply scientific research to promote conservation action and impact.”
Several River Basin Center affiliates collaborated on a natural infrastructure plan to address flooding on Tybee Island, including Alfie Vick, Jon Calabria, Daniel Buhr and Haley Selsor.
Plenty of scientists leave their comfort zone for research, but few relocate to another continent— anthropology graduate student Cydney Seigerman has done it twice. In 2014, they worked as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain. Today, they live in the small city of Quixeramobim in Ceará, Brazil, and have been working there since August … Continue reading What it means to be a researcher: Water science and community connections in rural Brazil
The Georgia Department of Resources Wildlife Division just released an educational video on its mussel conservation projects throughout the state. “If you love the rivers, you’ve got to love the mussels,” said Ani Escobar, an aquatic biologist with whom the River Basin Center collaborates. Escobar works for the Wildlife Resources Division primarily in the Coosa … Continue reading Mussel conservation video released
Everybody hates an uninvited guest. Affiliate Susan Wilde recently spoke to a group of Adirondack conservationists, managers and researchers about the the invasive plant hydrilla. The aquatic species is making its way toward the Adirondacks and hosts a cyanobacterium toxic to eagles and other wildlife. Wilde described the cyanobacterium and neurotoxin several years ago, calling … Continue reading Wilde presents on invasive plant hydrilla
By Allyson Mann. Laura Kojima was 15 years old the first time she held an alligator. The California native and Mexican American had decided to visit New Orleans in lieu of having a quinceañera. “I don’t want to have a party,” she told her mom. “I just want to go to a swamp.” In Louisiana, she discovered … Continue reading Grad student assesses alligators’ exposure to contaminants
Affiliate Duncan Elkins, Warnell lecturer, was named a 2022-23 Service Learning Fellow.
River Basin Center affiliates keep busy—something journalists and writers have noticed. From creative nonfiction essays to research profiles, several recently published pieces feature RBC scientists. Scott Connelly, lecturer and graduate program faculty at the Odum School of Ecology was featured in UGA Today in a piece written by Beth Gavrilles. College of Public Health highlighted … Continue reading Affiliates featured in essays, news
From Sept. 16 to 17, over 100 people gathered in person and online to hear from experts in water policy, to celebrate the career of Laurie Fowler—former River Basin Center director of policy—and to brainstorm the future of UGA’s Environmental Practicum. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks of Spelman College, Linda Mendez-Barrientos of the University of Denver and … Continue reading Alumni, students, water equity experts gather for River Basin Center Policy Symposium and Celebration
When you think of a forest on fire, you aren’t usually thinking about what’s happening in the soil- but graduate student Ali Moss is. The Spencer Research Grant winner and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources student’s research investigates the relationship between prescribed fire and carbon cycling, specifically studying an organic material known as … Continue reading Burning questions: The mysteries of pyrogenic carbon and the effects of prescribed fire on soil