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 Faculty
Joint appointment: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

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

Jasmine Crumsey Forde
Jasmine Crumsey Forde

Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Ecology building, Rm. 134
Office: (706) 542-6032

Laurie Fowler
Laurie Fowler

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

River Basin Center
Office: (706) 583-0463
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

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

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

Elizabeth King
Elizabeth King

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

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

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate 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 Faculty

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

Seth Wenger
Seth Wenger

Assistant Professor
Director of Science, River Basin Center
Graduate Faculty

River Basin Center
Office: 706-542-1778

Daphne Onderdonk
Daphne Onderdonk

Scientific Computing Professional Principal (Holdo Lab)

Ecology building, Rm. 188

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Faculty Lightning Talks

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Manuel Leal

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Disease Ecology Workshop: Rebecca Borchering

12:10 pm

Ecology Building, Seminar Room 117

Ecology Seminar: Nick Keiser

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Disease Ecology Seminar: Cara Brook

12:10 pm

Ecology Building, 117

Latest News

Porter testifies about the loss of coral reefs

James W. Porter, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C. about the loss of coral reefs.

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Ginseng in decline in the eastern United States

American ginseng is in decline thanks chiefly to range-wide overharvesting, but that trend could potentially be reversed by promoting and supporting ginseng cultivation.

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Bird feeding influences nature–and people

Bird feeding may influence birds’ breeding success, survival and movement, but new research shows it also affects the people who feed them.

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