2023 John Spencer Research Grant recipients announced
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 […]
What it means to be a researcher: Water science and community connections in rural Brazil
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 […]
Burning questions: The mysteries of pyrogenic carbon and the effects of prescribed fire on soil
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 […]
A Day in the Life of a Pond: Measuring Small-Reservoir Emissions to Inform Infrastructure Decisions
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 […]
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 […]
The UGA River Basin Center John Spencer Research Grant Program 2020
The UGA River Basin Center announces the 2020 call for proposals for John Spencer Research Grants to graduate students.