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

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

Krista Capps
Krista Capps

Assistant 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

Lecturer
Academic Coordinator
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. 26
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

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Graduate Coordinator

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

Benjamin Parrott
Benjamin Parrott

Assistant 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

Ecology building, Rm. 133
Office: (706) 583-0462
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Amy Rosemond
Amy Rosemond

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. 138
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: 706-583-0463

Kaitlin Farrell
Kaitlin Farrell

Academic Professional

Science Learning Center 237

Alexander Strauss
Alexander Strauss

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Raven Bier
Raven Bier

Courtesy Faculty
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

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Andrew Storfer

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Lee Dietterich

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Joseph J. O'Brien

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Michael Vanni

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Christina Crespo

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Latest News

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PhD student Laura Naslund is studying emissions from small reservoirs to understand their environmental impact.

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Dean’s Corner, May 2022

Dean Altizer on attending JASM 2022 and the outsize influence of UGA in aquatic ecology, celebrating our graduates, and welcoming new staff.

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Asst. Prof. John Schacke teaches courses on marine mammal biology and conservation and directs the Georgia Dolphin Ecology Program. 

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