Ph.D. Candidate & Teaching Assistant
University of Georgia
River Basin Center
Athens, GA 30602-XXXX
My research aims to rigorously assess the ability of the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework to provide adequate water for the environment in a socially equitable manner, particularly in transboundary contexts and under conditions of water scarcity.
Ph.D. University of Georgia. (2011-current). Integrative Conservation and Ecology. Dissertation: Institutional mechanisms for balancing environmental and social tradeoffs in the sustainable management of transboundary river basins. Advisor: Laurie Fowler, Associate Dean Odum School of Ecology, Policy Director River Basin Center. Committee: Elizabeth King, Laura German, Seth Wenger
B.A. Green Mountain College. (2002-2007). Progressive Program: Ecology and Sustainable Development. Thesis: Ecosystem Management and Design for Sustainability. Advisor: Philip Ackerman-Leist, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Farm and Food Project, Director of Masters in Sustainable Foods Systems. Summa Cum Laude and Alpha Chi
Transboundary water management; water scarcity; environmental flows and the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework; river basin organizations and institutions; science-policy interfaces
Institutional Options for the Sustainable Management the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (2011-present)
Chemical, Physical, and Biological Impacts of Geographically Isolated Wetlands on Waters of the United States (2014)
Environmental Flows for the Metropolitan Atlanta Region (2013-2014)
Odum School of Ecology Environmental Policy Award (2013)
Odum School of Ecology Meyer-Helfman Graduate Travel Award (2012)
American Water Resources Association
Vercoe, R. M. Welch-Devine, D. Hardy, J. Demoss, S. Bonney, K. Allen, P. Brosius, D. Charles, B. Crawford, S. Heisel, N. Heynen, R. de Jesus-Crespo, N. Nibbelink, L. Parker, C. Pringle, A. Shaw, and L. Van Sant (2014). "Acknowledging Trade-offs and Understanding Complexity:vExurbanization Issues in Macon County, North Carolina". Ecology and Society 19 (1): 23. [online]
Bonney, S.N., C.K. Jensen, J.D. Mullen, J. Dowd, C.S. Bartenstein, and K.A. Robinson. 'The use of a stream-aquifer model (SAM2) and an endangered mussel damage function in order to recommend ground water valuation and policy changes for future Irrigation Reduction Auctions in the Lower Flint River Basin, Georgia, United States" (in preparation)
Bonney, S.N., L. Fowler, C. Ellis, A. Masak, B. Hall, and Estelle Robachaux. Identification and evaluation of institutional models for the effective trans-boundary management of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin: Phase 2 Report. Report for Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders, Inc. Athens, GA and Gainesville, FL: The ACFS University Collaborative.
Bonney, S.N., C. Bickerton, and L. Fowler. Identification and evaluation of institutional models for the effective trans-boundary management of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin: Phase 2 Report. Report for Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders, Inc. Athens, GA and Gainesville, FL: The ACFS University Collaborative
Bonney, S.N. Navigation Practices Where Flows are not Reliable for Deep Draft Vessels. Report for the Tri Rivers Waterway Development Association. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia.