Phillip Bumpers presents his research wearing sandals, jeans, and a white collared shirt. A screen displays the image of a stream and text. Above the screen in black and red lettering reads the words Innovation District.

University units collaborate to host Climate and Water Research Slam

Great minds don’t necessarily think alike—and the River Basin Center feels that’s valuable.   That’s why it partnered with The Office of Sustainability and the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society to host the Climate and Water Research Slam on May 12, 1 to 5 p.m.  Twenty-two speakers—including lawyers, engineers, ecologists and social scientists—from organizations across … Continue reading University units collaborate to host Climate and Water Research Slam

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2022 John Spencer Research Grant recipients announced

The River Basin Center is proud to announce that Cydney Seigerman, Laura Naslund and Ali Moss have been awarded John Spencer Research Grants for 2022. Seigerman, the first two-time recipient of the grant, is a PhD candidate in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation (ICON.) Their research proposal focused on water insecurities in the semi-arid region of … Continue reading 2022 John Spencer Research Grant recipients announced

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Dr. Darold Batzer elected Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists

River Basin Center affiliate Darold Batzer was announced a Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists on Tuesday. To be named a Fellow is the highest recognition of membership that the organization confers, according to its website. Batzer, whose research is primarily in the ecology of freshwater wetland invertebrates, has been an active member for … Continue reading Dr. Darold Batzer elected Fellow of the Society of Wetland Scientists

A portion of a map of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp.

River Basin Center affiliate helms Okefenokee case study

RBC affiliate Rhett Jackson and his colleagues recently published a case study highlighting the impacts of the 2020 ruling to replace the Clean Water Rule with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule on the Okefenokee Swamp, a Georgia swamp that lost federal protection under the new ruling. The article, “Redefining Water of the US: a Case … Continue reading River Basin Center affiliate helms Okefenokee case study

Ally Whiteis, wearing a black blouse and black and white checkered pants, poses with her arm around Olivia Allen, who wears a navy diamond patterned dress in front of their posters.

On Stream Warming and Food Chains: RBC Undergraduates present at UGA CURO Symposium

Olivia Allen and Ally Whiteis, undergraduate students in the Odum School of Ecology (and working with doctoral students Nathan Tomczyk and Carolyn Cummins) presented their research results at the UGA CURO symposium on April 4th. Both students found that stream organisms and food resources changed due to streamwater warming.  Their experiments ranged from field measurements … Continue reading On Stream Warming and Food Chains: RBC Undergraduates present at UGA CURO Symposium

Stream Crossings in Georgia: A Handbook for Connectivity and Resilience

As you drive the winding roads of Georgia, it’s a common occurrence to sail over a culvert or bridge and get a brief glimpse of a stream burbling away into the overgrowth before you’re whisked on to new views. These intersections of infrastructure and nature are so commonplace that we hardly think about them. However, … Continue reading Stream Crossings in Georgia: A Handbook for Connectivity and Resilience