Category: Featured Researcher

Amy Rosemond

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Amy Rosemond is a Professor in the Odum School of Ecology at UGA. Dr. Rosemond’s research program has been motivated by society’s need for healthy, resilient freshwater ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. Her work has been aimed at identifying the factors that maintain, diminish or improve the health of aquatic ecosystems. She … More ›

Ellen McCullough

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Ellen McCullough is an Assistant Professor in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at the University of Georgia. She joined the UGA faculty in fall 2016. Ellen’s general research interest lies in understanding the role of agriculture in economic development and poverty reduction, with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, she is interested in … More ›

Puneet Dwivedi

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Background: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi is working as an Assistant Professor of Sustainability Sciences at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources since October 1, 2013. Before becoming a faculty at the University of Georgia, Dr. Dwivedi was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2013) and Yale … More ›

Brian Orland

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Brian Orland, FASLA, FCELA, is the initial Rado Family Foundation/UGAF Professor of Geodesign in the UGA College of Environment+Design and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.  He joined UGA in 2015.  He holds degrees in Architecture (Manchester), and in Landscape Architecture (Arizona).   His teaching and research focus on environmental perception, … More ›

Meredith Welch-Devine

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Meredith Welch-Devine is the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs at the UGA Graduate School and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology. Dr. Welch-Devine conducts research and teaches in the broad area of human-environment interactions. In addition to teaching in the Integrative Conservation Ph.D. program, she regularly teaches courses and leads workshops on … More ›

Deepak Mishra

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Deepak Mishra is an associate professor in Geography at the University of Georgia (UGA). Dr. Mishra received a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and then worked at the University of New Orleans, Mississippi State University before joining the UGA in 2012. Dr. Mishra’s research focuses on remote sensing application to … More ›

Vanessa Ezenwa

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Vanessa Ezenwa is an associate professor at UGA with joint appointments in the Odum School of Ecology and the Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ezenwa received a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University, and then worked at the United States Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia as a National … More ›

Featured Researcher: Jenna Jambeck

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Jenna Jambeck is an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Jambeck conducts research and teaches environmental engineering with a focus on solid waste. Her work often interweaves social context and sciences with technical aspects. She has conducted numerous research projects including those related to contaminant fate and transport … More ›

Featured Researcher: Jenny Bloodgood

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Jenny Bloodgood is a PhD-DVM student who joined the Integrative Conservation and Forestry and Natural Resources program in 2013. Her doctoral research includes exploring how the diet of green sea turtles in captivity can be modified to improve their survival and rate of release back to the ocean and measuring the effectiveness of conservation education. … More ›

Featured Researcher: Julie Rushmore

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Julie Rushmore is a DVM/PhD candidate jointly enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Odum School of Ecology. She studies behavioral determinants of disease transmission in wild chimpanzees in Uganda. Julie believes that studying the intersection of disease ecology and animal behavior will provide key insights for wildlife conservation through disease management efforts. … More ›