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

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: 706-583-0463

Daphne Onderdonk
Daphne Onderdonk

Scientific Computing Professional Principal (Holdo Lab)

Ecology building, Rm. 188

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Danielle Lee

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Graduate Student Symposium

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Graduate Student Symposium

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Anny Chung

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Lecture: Willis Jenkins

4:00 pm

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 275

Latest News

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Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise

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Bats play a vital role in the ecosystem

Creatures of the Night exhibit sheds light on vital role of bats and explains threats they face and how to get involved in bat conservation.

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