The recipients of the E.O. Wilson Fellowship for the summer included three graduate students part of the Center for Freshwater Studies. From left to right - Thomas Olinger, Brian van Ee, and Rebecca Bearden.
Research in southwest Georgia at the Jones Ecological Research Center. Stephen Golladay took all of these wonderful photos.
Brian van Ee, a PhD student in the Atkinson lab, received a Walter F. Coxe Research Grant from the Birmingham Audubon Society!
Scotty McLeay's thesis proposal and site use request was approved by the J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center!
Earlier this summer, Brian van Ee (PhD student) and Dr. Carla Atkinson assisted Paul Johnson from the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in a mussel reintroduction in the Coosa River. Here you can see us in action as well as some great information on mussel propagation and recovery plans in Alabama.
While we have Onset hobo loggers in the field to assess temperature and gauge height, we are working in collaboration with Monica Anderson's lab to develop real-time data loggers. Trey Harrison, an undergraduate has been working diligently on this. We are currently testing a temperature logger that is uploading its data via cell phone signal every 30 minutes in a living stream channel here on campus. After this test, we will be incorporating a pressure sensor and stand alone power. We hope to deploy these in the field soon! Here's the data that is being uploaded to the web from our sensor in the greenhouse!
The first Atkapps Exchange was a success! Dr. Krista Capps and her student visited Tuscaloosa Thursday-Sunday to help promote collaborations among our universities (UofA and UGA). Krista and Nate met several faculty members at the University of Alabama across the biology, geography, and geology departments during their visit. I think we all learned a lot from each other during their visit. On top of all the conversations, we enjoyed a day exploring both the Fall Line (Cahaba NWR) and the Coastal Plain (at Perry Lakes Park) physiogeographic units along the Cahaba River. Looking forward to what we get into next year at UGA! Roll dawgs!!