Great meeting with Dr. Bill Wolfe and Dr. Jennifer Cartwright from the U.S Geological Survey - Tennessee office of the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center in Nashville. Bill and Jen are collaborating with me on the Sinking Pond project at the Arnold Air Force Base. They are developing the hydrological models that will help explain the change in flooding regime associated with tree regeneration failure in the Pond.
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 o
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.