Name School/College/Unit Research
Balthazor, Ron Franklin College, English

I am currently writing an essay on Thoreau, Sustainability, and Writing.

Black, Marsha College of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Science

• Toxicity of emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials) as single compounds and in mixtures in model and native aquatic organisms
• Roles of natural organic matter (NOM) and co-contaminants in modulating toxicity of carbon nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals
• Biomarkers indicating exposure and effects of emerging contaminants
• Linkages between land use and contaminant accumulation and effects in freshwater bivalves and native and artificial oyster beds
• Enantioselective toxicity of chiral chemicals


Bozeman, Kasey CAES - Cooperative Extension - 4-H Youth Development

My research interests include curriculum development, non-traditional qualitative evaluation methods, and working with military families, children, and youth.  Specifically, my background in natural sciences has led me to explore the ideas of teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, particularly those topics related to earth and environmental sciences, to children in non-traditional education settings, such as after-school youth programming, nature centers, environmental education programs, camps, etc.  

Byers, Tyra Office of Sustainability

Connecting academics, research, service and operations through the lens of sustainability.

Calabria, Jon College of Environment & Design

Dr. Calabria’s research includes ecological restoration, the amelioration of land use impacts on receiving waters and perceptions and attitudes toward water resources.

Callahan, Mark Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Media art, interdisciplinary art, collaboration, Internet culture, arts and the environment.

Fowler, Laurie Odum School of Ecology and School of Law
  • Protection and restoration of the UGA campus watersheds!
  • Transboundary management of water resources to assure sustainability
  • Managing land use practices to control nonpoint source pollution
  • Payment for ecosystem services and other market tools to equitably generate funds for the protection of water resources
Gardner, Elizabeth Odum School of Ecology
Hawkins, Gary L. CAES/ Crop and Soil Science
  • Agricultural water resource management (includes conservation, quality, quantity and consumptive use)
  • Stormwater management (Agricultural and Urban)
  • On-site waste treatment


Hill, Katie River Basin Center, School of Ecology
  • Wastewater infrastructure planning and management policy 
  • Aquatic biodiversity conservation policy and prioritization
  • Local watershed protection policies and tools 
  • Wetland protection programs 
Hurt, Nicole Franklin College/Communication Studies

Rhetoric of sustainability

Women's health rhetoric

Public address and civil rights

Irwin, Kris Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
Leigh, David Franklin College of Arts and Sciences - Geography Department

Paleoenvironmental reconstruction and human impact on fluvial geomorphic systems in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

Human transformation of landscapes and soils in the high Pyrenees Mountains of southwestern France

Human impact on fluvial systems of the Mixteca Alta in the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico

Late Quaternary geomorphology and stratigraphy of the southeastern United States

Marshall, Michael School of Art / Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Engaged studio arts practice with an emphasis in environmental impact and community interaction.

Matthews, Paul Office of Service-Learning

Service-learning impacts and outcomes; tutoring; scholarship of teaching and learning.

Milewski, Adam Franklin College of Arts & Science - Department of Geology

1. Addressing issues pertaining to the sources, distribution, sinks, fluxes, and mechanisms of groundwater recharge on local and regional scales.
2. Development and assessment of hydrologic models using both field-based and cost-effective technologies to quantify, forecast, and better understand water resources.
3. Advancing the science of satellite applications in hydrology and geology.
4. Broad applications utilizing geophysics, isotope geochemistry, and GIS in water resources.

Mullenbach, Lauren River Basin Center, Odum School of Ecology

Human dimensions of natural resources, curriculum development, social science methodology.

Radcliffe, David Crop and Soil Sciences

Effect of septic systems on suburban stream flow and water quality

Performance of a campus rain garden

Watershed-scale models

Richardson, Tequilla College of Education
Sarmiento, Fausto Franklin College of Arts and Sciences/Geography Department

As mountain geographer he looks into coupled human‐environment interactions informed by evidences of landscape transformation and dynamics of land cover/land use change, with ethnoecological insights, historical documentation, field research and modeling for alternative scenarios. His disciplinary field is Neotropical Montology, with research interest at the forest transition and other active boundaries, such as the Andean treeline and its political ecology. By studying the role of human impacts in shaping the tropical highlands he is reconstructing biogeographical theory applicable to Andean farmscapes in the midst of global environmental change; thus, he develops new narratives of mountains as tropical environments are constructed, represented, claimed and contested. His 1987 landmark publication showed how Ecuadorian ecosystems have been affected “From the Jungle to the Sea”, an anthological fashion of historical ecology of Ecuador. In 2003, his Spanish edition of “Mountains of the World: A Global Priority with Latin American Perspectives” brought the regional update of the Ives & Messerli message for the IYM. In 2012, his book on “Contesting Páramo” contributed to alternative understandings of the critical biogeography of the northern Andean highlands and sustainability.

Shockley, Marianne College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Program development and evaluation, service-learning, entomophagy, forensic entomology, science education, distance learning and international education.