Faculty/Scientists

Faculty/Scientists

Directors

Rhodes

Rhodes, Olin E. Jr. (Gene)

Director, SREL
Professor, Odum School of Ecology
Website  | rhodes@srel.uga.edu

Wildlife ecology and genetics, including the application of genetic tools to issues in wildlife management and conservation; disease ecology; molecular genetics as a tool for examining wildlife behavior and population structure; sustainability of wildlife species in human-dominated landscapes and resolution of human-wildlife conflicts

John Seaman

Seaman, John

Assistant Director, SREL
Research Professor of Biogeochemistry
Adjunct Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Website | seaman@srel.uga.edu

Land application of animal waste and coal combustion by-products; solute/contaminant transport modeling; reclamation of Cr(VI) contaminated aquifers and soils; in situ immobilization; physicochemical factors controlling heavy metal and radionuclide adsorption/migration

Faculty & Scientists

Aubrey

Aubrey, Doug

Assistant Professor, SREL
Assistant Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Website | daubrey@srel.uga.edu

Carbon, water, and nitrogen cycling in forests; sustainability of intensively managed bioenergy production systems; fundamental controls on forest productivity; linkages between carbon assimilation, storage, and respiration; disturbance effects on ecosystem dynamics

Beasley

Beasley, James

Assistant Professor, SREL
Assistant Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Website | beasley@srel.uga.edu

Wildlife ecology and management, movement behavior and population dynamics of carnivores, effects of habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic land use on wildlife, mesopredator ecology, management of infectious diseases, scavenging ecology

Krista Capps

Capps, Krista A.

Assistant Professor, SREL
Assistant Professor, Odum School of Ecology
Website | kcapps@uga.edu

Research interests: freshwater ecology, tropical ecology, urban ecology, biogeochemistry, and coupled natural and human systems

Guha Dharmarajan

Dharmarajan, Guha 

Associate Research Scientist, SREL
Website |guha@uga.edu

Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of disease in natural populations

Stacy Lance

Lance, Stacey

Associate Research Scientist, SREL
Adjunct Faculty, Odum School of Ecology
Website | lance@srel.uga.edu

Local scale processes and their combined effects on maintenance and distribution of genetic diversity within and among populations; genetics of endangered species, reintroductions, and translocation; effects of environmental contaminant exposure on interplay of behavior, ecology, and population genetics; marker development

James Martin

Martin, James A.

Assistant Professor, SREL
Assistant Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
martinj@warnell.uga.edu

Wildlife ecology and management, game management, non-game and endangered species, wildlife and forest management, wildlife damage, and wildlife population dynamics, conservation, and avian ecology

McArthur

McArthur, J Vaun

Senior Research Ecologist, SREL
Senior Rsearch Ecologist, Odum School of Ecology
Website | mcarthur@srel.uga.edu

Aquatic microbial ecology, ecological genetics of microbes, interactions between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, stream community metabolism, macroinvertebrate ecology

Benjamin Parrott

Parrott, Benjamin B.

Assistant Professor, SREL
Assistant Professor, Odum School of Ecology
Website |
benparrott@srel.uga.edu

Research utilizes wildlife models along with human studies to investigate environmental and ecological influences on sex determination, sexual development, reproductive health, and aging; focusing on how contaminants that interfere with the endocrine system act during critical developmental windows to affect later health trajectories

Tracy Tuberville

Tuberville, Tracey

Associate Research Scientist, SREL
Adjunct Faculty, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Website | tubervil@srel.uga.edu

Conservation and management of reptile and amphibian populations; translocation and reintroduction; genetics as a tool to understanding individual behavior and population dynamics, and landscape processes

Emeritus Faculty

Domy Adriano

Adriano, Domy

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, SREL
Professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry and Biogeochemistry (Emeritus), UGA
domyc@uga.edu

Biogeochemistry of trace metals, source term – bioavailability – risk relationships, risk reduction and management in contaminated sites, waste minimization and recycling, natural attenuation

lehr brisbin

Brisbin, I. Lehr

Senior Research Ecologist Emeritus, SREL
brisbin@uga.edu

Vertebrate ecology, radioecology, ecotoxicology, animal behavior, canine olfaction, fate and effects of nuclear and non-nuclear contaminants, fish and game as vectors of human contamination

Congdon

Congdon, Justin

Senior Research Ecologist Emeritus , SREL
congdon@srel.uga.edu

Physiological ecology and ecotoxicology of herpetofauna, effects of coal fly ash waste on aquatic and semi-aquatic organisms

Gibbons

Gibbons, J. Whitfield

Senior Research Ecologist Emeritus, SREL
Professor of Ecology Emeritus, Odum School of Ecology, UGA
wgibbons@uga.edu

Population dynamics and ecology of aquatic and semiaquatic vertebrates; factors affecting abundance and distribution of herpetofauna; application of basic population research to wetland conservation and environmental impact assessment

McLeod, Kenneth

Senior Research Ecologist Emeritus, SREL
kwmcleod@srel.uga.edu

Plant physiological ecology, ecological restoration of bottomland and swamp forests, physiological responses of tree species to environmental stress, effects of land management on structure and function of southeastern forests, phytoremediation potential of woody plants

sharitz

Sharitz, Rebecca

Senior Research Ecologist Emeritus, SREL
Professor of Plant Biology Emeritus, UGA
sharitz@srel.uga.edu

Ecological processes in wetlands, including factors affecting the structure and function of floodplain forests, responses of wetland communities to environmental disturbances, and effects of land management practices on nearby wetlands

Post-doctoral Research Associates

Fanny Coutelot

 Coutelot, Fanny

coutelot@uga.edu

Inorganic contaminants lixiviation in the vadose zone, in-situ immobilization, physiochemical factors controlling heavy metals and radionuclide absorption/migration, surface complexation modelling, and geochemistry modeling for the fate and transport of inorganic contaminants

Santanu-Mukherjee

Mukherjee, Santanu

santanu.mukherjee@srel.uga.edu

Development of sampling protocals, processing and analysis of environmental samples, data comparisons, and interpretation and documentation in support of the Radionuclide Education Monitoring and Outreach Program

Peter

 Schlichting, Peter

pschlich@srel.uga.edu

Research interests include wild pigs, game bird management, invasive species, animal behavior, spatial ecology, population ecology, and landscape genetics.

Xu

 Xu, Xiaoyu

xiaoyuxu@uga.edu

Research interest include ecotoxicology; biogeochemistry and analytical chemistries of metals; toxic effects of contaminants on individuals and populations; molecular toxicity; human/ecological exposure and risk assessment; source tracking and fate of mercury in aquatic and terrestrial systems