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2024 John Spencer River Run

A poster shows a blue river and yellow shoe design. The poster reads: John Kyle Spencer River Run 5k & Nature Walk

Please join us for the 8th Annual John K. Spencer Memorial 5K Run & Walk at 8 a.m., Feb. 10, 2024, starting at the Odum School of Ecology.

Call for Abstracts | Confluence: UGA Water Science And Policy Poster Symposium

The River Basin Center invites UGA graduate students who are conducting water science or policy research in any field to participate in a poster contest, Confluence: UGA Water Science & Policy Poster Symposium. The contest and following social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the UGA Special Collections Library, Banquet Room 285.

Imperiled frogs are dying off at alarming rates. Here’s what researchers know.

A gloved hand holds a gopher frog tadpole belly up. The tadpole looks bloated.

As the longleaf pine ecosystem becomes smaller and wildlife populations become more isolated, amphibians face many challenges. Among these are disease and habitat fragmentation, which are more relevant now than ever. Since April of this year, frogs that rely on these wetlands have been dying at alarming rates in some regions. The amphibian infection and mortality event appears to be widespread, according to University of Georgia researchers and their collaborators.

Wilde awarded 2023 Creative Research Medal

A woman in a button down sits at a desk with a microscope behind her.

Affiliate Susan Wilde was awarded a Creative Research medal. The university established the Creative Research Medals in 1980 to recognize a distinct and exceptional research or creative project, performed by a mid-career faculty member, with extraordinary impact and significance to the field of study.

University units collaborate to host Climate and Water Research Slam

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.

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 […]

New position available: Communications Coordinator

This position will serve as public relations professional for the Odum School of Ecology (OSE) while assisting in communications for the UGA River Basin Center (RBC). For the OSE, the employee will produce written, visual and multimedia content to tell the Odum School story, including press releases, features, and social media posts about Odum research, teaching, outreach, events, […]

Rhett Jackson Critiques Twin Pines Groundwater Flow Study

Twin Pines Minerals LLC has proposed a titanium mine adjacent to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. RBC affiliate Rhett Jackson recently conducted a scientific evaluation of two of the hydrologic reports prepared for the proposed mine. Click here to read Dr. Jackson’s review. Learn more about efforts to protect the Okefenokee Swamp here.

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 […]

Finding Water in the Desert

Dr. Adam Milewski, an affiliate with the River Basin Center at the University of Georgia and an Associate Professor and Associate Department Head in the Department of Geology, is helping to tackle this issue by researching the best way to locate groundwater recharge in arid regions in the southwestern United States and in several Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.