At the 2018 Symposium on Integrative Conservation, ICON’s annual symposium, two of our lab members gave talks about their research.The symposiumm was held January 26th in Athens and gave students a chance to talk about their research to the general public.
Hannah Morris’ talk, The Trees Speak; Legacies of Land Use and the future of Maritime Live Oak Forests on the Georgia Coast, focused on her current coastal research. Research efforts center on Live Oak and Sand Live Oak regeneration, and is aiming to identify problems and solutions. She is integrating her research with coastal workshops and interviews to gain a larger perspective of the future under changing climate conditions.
Kristen Lear gave a rapid “Three Minute Thesis” presentation: Conservation of an Endangered Nectar-feeding Bat: Designing Community “Bat-friendly” Agave Management Programs in Northeast Mexico through Interdisciplinary Research. She had a quick three minutes to explain her dissertation research to the general, non-scientific audience. Her talk centered around ecosystem services that bats provide, particularly as agave pollinators that produce tequila and mezca.
For more information on the ICON program, which integrates ecological and social sciences, visit: http://cicr.uga.edu/ Feel free to contact Hannah, Kristen, or Dr. King with any questions regarding the program.