Dr. Catherine Pringle

Position: Distinguished Research Professor in the Odum School of Ecology

Email: cpringle@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-1120 or 706-583-0462

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

About: Dr. Pringle’s research interests include aquatic ecology, hydrologic connectivity (ecological-hydrological interactions), conservation biology, nutrient cycling, algae-invertebrate-fish interactions, tropical ecology, aquatic habitat restoration, and effects of environmental problems on the ecology of aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Pringle’s Ph.D. students have worked on stream community ecology in both the tropics (Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Belize, Madagascar, and Micronesia) and in the southeastern U.S.A. (Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee). Masters students in the Conservation Program have been involved in projects that range from using algae and fish as biological indicators of pollution in the metropolitan Atlanta area to environmental outreach activities on water quality, such as the implementation of an “Adopt a Stream” program in lowland Costa Rica.