Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology

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Sustainability science is the study of the interactions between natural and social systems. Conservation ecology is the study of the effects of human activity on species and ecosystems with the goal of protecting biodiversity and preventing species extinction.

Associated Faculty

Krista Capps
Krista Capps

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Ecology building, Rm. 121
Office: (706) 542-9673
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Adjunct Faculty
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Graduate Program Faculty

Laurie Fowler
Laurie Fowler

Senior Public Service Associate Emeritus
Graduate Program Faculty

River Basin Center
Office: (706) 583-0463

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

Senior Public Service Associate and Director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History
Graduate Program Faculty

River Basin Center, Rm. 104
Office: (706) 583-0978
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Richard Hall
Richard Hall

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 137

Elizabeth King
Elizabeth King

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint Appointment: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Biological Sciences building, Rm. 710
Office: (706) 542-1348

Jacqueline Mohan
Jacqueline Mohan

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Biological Sciences building, Rm. 708
Office: (706)-542-3363
Fax: (706) 542-3363

Craig W. Osenberg
Craig W. Osenberg

UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology
Graduate Program Faculty
Graduate Coordinator

Ecology building, Rm. 25/32
Office: (706) 713-2051
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Benjamin Parrott
Benjamin Parrott

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Office: (803) 725-6328
Fax: (803) 725-7471

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Professor Emeritus

O. E. (Gene) Rhodes
O. E. (Gene) Rhodes

UGA Athletic Association Professor in Applied Ecology
Director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Graduate Program Faculty
Co-director of the UGA Research Institute

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
Office: (803) 725-8191
Fax: (803) 725-3309

Amy Rosemond
Amy Rosemond

UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology
Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 189
Office: (706) 542-3903
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Seth Wenger
Seth Wenger

Associate Professor
Director of Science, River Basin Center
Graduate Program Faculty

River Basin Center
Office: (208) 340-7046

Stacey Lance
Stacey Lance

Associate Research Scientist, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Graduate Program Faculty

Office: (803) 725-0988

Allison Injaian
Allison Injaian

Lecturer
Academic Coordinator

Ecology building, Rm. 134

Charles B. van Rees
Charles B. van Rees

Assistant Research Scientist
Graduate Program Faculty

Sechindra Vallury
Sechindra Vallury

Assistant Professor
Director of Policy, River Basin Center
Graduate Program Faculty

River Basin Center, 203 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602

Saran Traoré
Saran Traoré

Visiting Professor
Fulbright Scholar

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Managing the ebb & flow of the I-85 corridor

Krista Capps and UGA scientists from across four schools and colleges have brought their research together to synthesize the water issues facing the I-85 “urban archipelago.”

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Accessing the connections between infectious disease, climate change and biodiversity loss

Regents’ Professor and CEID Director John Drake is co-author on a new report calling for a more unified approach to planetary health.

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What it takes to create a successful oyster reef breakwater

Jeb Byers, Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology, recently coauthored a publicaiton on oyster reef breakwaters, a form of natural infrastructure.

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