The River Basin Center is proud to announce that Fabiola Lopez Avila, Carolyn Cummins and Shishir Rao have been awarded John Spencer Research Grants for 2023. Lopez Avila, who is pursuing her master’s through the Integrative Conservation and Sustainability program, was awarded full funding for her proposal on how plastics impact freshwater ecosystems. “Most research […]
The UGA River Basin Center announces the 2023 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 student John Spencer. Ongoing funding is provided by donations to the RBC.
UPDATED Jan. 27, 2023: The run will now begin at the Odum School of Ecology. See map and directions. Written directions: The Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Organization will host the 7th Annual John K. Spencer Memorial 5K Run & Walk at 8 a.m., Jan. 28, 2023 at Horseshoe Bend (off College Station Road). […]
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 […]
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 […]
By 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, Laura Naslund had already spent over an hour in a canoe on a little pond on the east side of Athens, Georgia. Naslund, a graduate student in the Odum School of Ecology and a 2022 Spencer Grant recipient, was finishing up the first field sampling event of her […]
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 […]