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

Third Wednesday Game Night with Dr. Karen Bareford

Last week Dr. Karen Bareford, the National Sea Grant and Water Resources Lead, delivered a Third Wednesday talk on the water resource efforts of the Sea Grant Network and its key partners, as well as the publicly available National Water Model. Afterwards, she presented the new Watershed Game: Coast Model, an engagement tool allowing players … Continue reading Third Wednesday Game Night with Dr. Karen Bareford

Susan Wilde Receives Newcomb Cleveland Prize

RBC Affiliate Susan Wilde, associate professor of aquatic science at the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Timo Niedermeyer, professor of pharmacognosy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have received the Newcomb Cleveland Prize for their research on the emerging problems posed by toxic cyanobacteria in aquatic habitats and effects on bald … Continue reading Susan Wilde Receives Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Sacred Waters: the Okeefenokee in Peril

RBC affiliates Rhett Jackson and Lori Sutter are featured in Sacred Waters: The Okefenokee in Peril, a documentary about the current titanium mining threat facing Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Sacred Waters is presented by the Okefenokee Protection Alliance (OPA), a coalition of more than 40 organizations, with the support of the National Parks Conservation Association. Okefenokee is the largest refuge in the eastern half of the United … Continue reading Sacred Waters: the Okeefenokee in Peril

Distinctive Connectivities of Near-Stream and Watershed-Wide Land Uses Differentially Degrade Rural Aquatic Ecosystems

A new BioScience article from RBC faculty affiliates Rhett Jackson, David Leigh, Amy Rosemond, and RBC Director Seth Wenger Congratulations to RBC faculty affiliates Rhett Jackson, David Leigh, Amy Rosemond, and RBC Director Seth Wenger on their recently published BioScience article, “Distinctive Connectivities of Near-Stream and Watershed-Wide Land Uses Differentially Degrade Rural Aquatic Ecosystems”! You … Continue reading Distinctive Connectivities of Near-Stream and Watershed-Wide Land Uses Differentially Degrade Rural Aquatic Ecosystems

RBC researcher Dr. Rod Lammers builds on stream restoration crediting programs

Writer: Cammie Caldwell Contact: Dr. Roderick Lammers; rod.lammers@uga.edu The United States and the nation’s streams and rivers have an uneasy history: we need clean water to drink, to irrigate our agriculture, and for industry—not to mention the myriad of other species that rely on freshwater resources to survive—but increasing pollution, nutrient overloads, which can cause algal blooms and … Continue reading RBC researcher Dr. Rod Lammers builds on stream restoration crediting programs

Call for proposals: John Spencer Research Grants Program!

We are now accepting proposals from graduate students for the 2022 John Spencer Research Grants program! The UGA River Basin Center announces the 2022 call for proposals for John Spencer Research Grants to graduate students. This program was initiated in 2017 with a contribution from Kathleen Amos in honor of her son, former RBC master’s … Continue reading Call for proposals: John Spencer Research Grants Program!

Congratulations to our 2020 John Spencer Research Grant recipients!

The River Basin Center John Spencer Research Grants support graduate students affiliated with the RBC with small grants of up to $2,000. This program was launched in 2016 with a generous donation from Kathleen Amos, and is named in honor of her son, John Spencer, a former master’s student at the River Basin Center and … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2020 John Spencer Research Grant recipients!