Aquatic / Watershed Ecology

Aquatics / Watershed EcologyThe study of marine and freshwater organisms and ecosystems, including their interface with the land.

Associated Faculty

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Associate Dean for Research and Operations
Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Lothar Tresp Honors Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
UGA Athletic Association Professor

Ecology building, Rm. 194B
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

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

Scott Connelly
Scott Connelly

Senior Lecturer
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 20
Office: 706-542-5233
Fax: 706-542-4819

Alan Covich
Alan Covich

Professor Emeritus
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 139
Office: (706) 542-6006
Fax: 706) 542-4819

John Drake
John Drake

Regents' Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Director, Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 133
Office: 706) 818-4452
Fax: (706) 542-3344

William Fitt
William Fitt

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Biological Sciences building, Rm. 305
Office: (706) 542-3328
Fax: (706) 542-3344

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

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

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

Amanda Rugenski
Amanda Rugenski

Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 26
Office: (706) 542-9314

John Wares
John Wares

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Davison Life Sciences Complex, Rm. C326B
Office: (706) 542-7720

Seth Wenger
Seth Wenger

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

River Basin Center
Office: (208) 340-7046

Kaitlin Farrell
Kaitlin Farrell

Lecturer
Director of Domestic Field Study, UGA Office of Instruction

Ecology Bldg., Room 138
Office: 706-542-5342

Alexander Strauss
Alexander Strauss

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology Bldg., Room 194A

Raven Bier
Raven Bier

Assistant Research Scientist, Savannah River Ecology Research Laboratory
Graduate Program Faculty

P.O. Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
Office: (803) 725-9726

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

Irene Sánchez González
Irene Sánchez González

FFIRE Postdoctoral Associate
Capps Lab

River Basin Center, Office 107B

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar Series: Tara Stewart Merrill

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Paola López-Duarte

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Carla Atkinson

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Kimberly Sheldon

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Nina Wurzburger

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Latest News

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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UGA researchers to leverage AI, remote sensing for NASA-funded conservation project

In a NASA grant project focused on levee setbacks, UGA scientists are filling a critical gap in biodiversity benefit assessment for USACE. 

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Parts of Clean Water Act not effective in controlling nutrient pollution

Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972. It remains the guiding legislation for regulating America’s water quality. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests parts of it may not be working. The study found that Clean Water Act regulations haven’t significantly reduced the amount of nonpoint source nutrient pollution in America’s waterways.

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