Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium 2020 is Jan. 31-Feb. 1

by Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

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The Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium 2020, showcasing the latest research from University of Georgia ecology students at all levels, will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in the Odum School auditorium. It is free and open to all.

Organized and run by Odum graduate students, the 26th annual symposium reflects the depth and breadth of ecological research at UGA. GSS 2020 features oral presentations by doctoral students in ecology, integrative conservation, and the IDEAS program; master’s students in ecology and conservation ecology and sustainable development, and undergraduate research posters.

The symposium will conclude with a keynote address by alumna Rebeca de Jesús Crespo, who received her doctorate in integrative conservation and ecology in 2015 and is currently an assistant professor of environmental science at Louisiana State University. Her research interests include landscape ecology, ecosystem services, environmental drivers of human health and well-being, watershed management and sustainable development. She is the recipient of the Environmental Justice Award from the U.S. EPA Office for Research and Development in 2018 and was named Scientist of the Year by the U.S. EPA Office for Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division in 2017. As a student at UGA she received a Fulbright scholarship and dissertation completion fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the American Association for University.

More information, including the complete schedule of talks and posters, will be available in January.