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Odum School awards degrees to twenty-two

May. 23, 2014

Writer: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Contact: Katherine Adams, ktswings@uga.edu; Misha Boyd, mlboyd@uga.edu

Twenty-two students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Spring 2014 commencement on May 9.

Receiving bachelor of science degrees were Meredith Barrett of Atlanta; Jui Bhingarde of Alpharetta; Sara Black of Mountain Brook, Ala.; Aaron Eilenfield of Athens; Katherine Evans of Social Circle; Caroline Fullerton of Alpharetta; Ashley Lang of Peachtree City; Lara Mengak of Watkinsville; Kelly Murray of Tifton; Nicholas Richwagen of Decatur; Scott Saunders of Marietta; Chelsea Sexton of Marietta; Alexander Terry of Atlanta; and Shreyas Vangala of Macon

Doctoral degrees were awarded to Don Christy (dissertation: Can We Move from Conflict to Cooperation: Water Resources Planning in the Southeastern United States), Jessica Joyner (dissertation: Investigating Coastal Microbial Communities: Detecting Introductions of Enteric Bacteria and Changes in Coral Microbiome), Rachel Katz (dissertation: Evaluating the Relations Between Fish Population Dynamics, Streamflow, and Geomorphic Characteristics at Multiple Spatial Scales), Kristy Segal McDowell (dissertation: Examining the Effects of Pesticides on Amphibians in Costa Rican Artificial Wetlands: From Individuals to Communities), Kyle McKay (dissertation: Informing Flow Management Decisions in the Middle Oconee River) and Carrie Straight (dissertation: Reproduction, Migration, and Prospects for Persistence of a Reintroduced Population of an Imperiled Riverine Fish, Robust Redhorse (Moxostoma robustum)).

Receiving master’s degrees were Casey Harris (thesis: Effects of Storm-Driven Surface Runoff and Land Cover on Salmonella and Escherichia Coli in Vegetable Farm Irrigation Ponds in Georgia, USA) and Rachel King (thesis: Spatial Ecology and Wetland Use of Aquatic Turtles in the Coastal Plain of Georgia).

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