Evans Interviewed in Chattimes Article about EPA Rollback of Wetlands Protection in the U.S.

Dr. Evans was interviewed by the Chattanooga Times Free Press about how proposed changes to federal wetland protections would impact vernal pool habitats on the Cumberland Plateau. By redefining what bodies of water are afforded protection under the Clean Water Act, plateau wetlands such as vernal pools would be eliminated from consideration by the EPA. In their recent publication in the journal Wetlands, Evans and colleagues document the existence of an extensive network of vernal pools on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia and reveal how they are being threatened by loss of forest habitat.

New Herbarium Fellow Joins the Team!

George Burruss C'22 joins Lillian Fulgham C'21 and Angus Pritchard C'22 as the third Herbarium Undergraduate Fellow to be chosen this academic year. The Fellowship program is supported by an endowment established by the family of Ashley Block, C’13, in her memory. George served as a research assistant with the Sinking Pond tree demography project this past fall. All three Fellows will be spending Spring Break on Sapelo Island with me as part of the Coastal Ecology class. George describes his interests in becoming a fellow: While my interest in ecology has only sprouted over recent years, nature and the outdoors have always been an integral part of my identity. Growing up in the foothill

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