I spent the past week at the Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences (Eco-DAS) symposium in Honolulu, developing new ideas and collaborations with other early career researchers in the freshwater and marine sciences. Feeling reenergized about exciting paths forward, and thankful for such a kind, thoughtful, and enthusiastic group of people to work with!
Just back from two weeks science-ing on the road, including a great workshop in Madison, WI with the CNH-Lakes (Coupled Natural Human systems) group.
I am excited to join this team of researchers that is working to link models of agricultural economics, watershed hydrology, lake ecology, and social sciences to understand feedbacks between human decisions and ecological outcomes. And the weather in Madison was pretty great too!
I'm back in Athens after spending the past month teaching ecology as part of a summer semester on wheels with the UGA Interdisciplinary Field Program. I had a great time teaching about a wide range of ecological topics as we drove from Sapelo Island, GA west to Las Vegas.
Here, a quick stop at the Mississippi River overlook on the Mississippi/Louisiana border was a chance for a lesson about floodplain ecology, land use and nutrient management, and the ecosystem impacts of levees, dams, and locks.
Look for #ugaifp on Instagram and Facebook to follow along as their adventure continues!
Just home from a busy week in Sacramento with the Society for Freshwater Science.
It was great to catch up with collaborators, former mentors, and freshwater friends, as well as meet lots of new people. Also got some great feedback on my presentation. Looking forward to seeing everyone next June in Raleigh!
Wrapped up a great 3rd workshop with the GLEON Fellowship program. Our model runs!