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

Katie Sheehan Hill
Katie Sheehan Hill

Legal Service Associate, River Basin Center

University of Georgia, River Basin Center Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 583-0463

Seth Wenger
Seth Wenger

Assistant Professor
Director of Science, River Basin Center
Graduate Faculty

Office: 706-542-1778

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Faculty

Office: (706) 583-0462
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Elizabeth King
Elizabeth King

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 710, Biological Sciences Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-1348

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

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

University of Georgia Room 104, River Basin Center Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 583-0978
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Laurie Fowler
Laurie Fowler

Executive Director for Public Service and External Affairs and Director of Policy, River Basin Center
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia River Basin Center Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 583-0463
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Krista Capps
Krista Capps

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia, Room 121, Ecology Building Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-9673
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Kimberly Andrews
Kimberly Andrews

Assistant Research Scientist

Room Rm. 100, Marine Extension, 715 Bay Street Brunswick, GA 31520

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The American Alligator Project
The American Alligator Project

A team of UGA researchers is aiming to fill in some of those critical knowledge gaps with an in-depth study of American alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp.

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Caterpillar ‘road rage’ could affect migration: Highway noise can lead to stress for monarch butterfly caterpillars

Monarch butterfly caterpillars living next to roads may be stressed by the sound of passing cars and trucks, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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Restoring the floodplain: Odum students use science to fight invasive species along the Middle Oconee River
Restoring the floodplain: Odum students use science to fight invasive species along the Middle Oconee River

Using their background as invasion biologists, doctoral candidates Rachel Smith and Linsey Haram are working to on a project at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to improve restoration in the floodplain of the Middle Oconee River .

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