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

Kimberly Andrews
Kimberly Andrews

Assistant Research Scientist

UGA Marine Extension, Rm. 100
Office: (912) 261-3975

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

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

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

Ecology building, Rm. 191A
Office: (706) 542-2288
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Laurie Fowler
Laurie Fowler

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

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

Ecology building, Rm. 137
Office: (706) 395-5350
Fax: (706) 542-4819

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

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

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

Professor and Director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Graduate Program Faculty

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

Amy Rosemond
Amy Rosemond

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

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

Seth Wenger
Seth Wenger

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

River Basin Center
Office: 706-583-0463

Stacey Lance
Stacey Lance

Associate Research Scientist, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Office: (803) 725-0988

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Emma Rosi

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Andrew Park

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Ben Cuker

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Dissertation Defense: John Vinson

2:00 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Megan Peterson

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

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