Dr. Chris Peterson was recently awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with co-PIs Dr. Frank Lombardo of the University of Illinois and Dr. Chris Godfrey of the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Lombardo is a structural engineer, Godfrey is a meteorologist and Peterson specializes in forest wind disturbance and regeneration; they will combine their three areas of expertise to study the spatial distribution of debris from buildings and trees after tornado damage occurs to retrospectively infer characteristics of the tornado.
Our students and post-docs volunteer their time to help middle school students learn about plants.
Alumni - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumni Jenny Cruse-Sanders is director of research and conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. You can find out more in the Science Magazine here: http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced
Undergraduates - Donovan Lab
Donovan lab undergraduates Hiral, Chinyere, Kaleigh and Breanna presenting research at the Evolution 2014 Conference.
Grad Student - Jeffrey Cannon
Graduate student Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA.