Dr. C.J. Jackson, Jr.’s work featured in Coastal Currents
Dr. C.J. Jackson, Jr., of the Department of Geology and Geography and his coastal erosion model AMBUR, are featured in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Coastal Currents, a regional magazine that includes news from the South Carolina Coastal Management Program. View the article here.
Sustainability Concentration Info Session Scheduled, March 12, 2014
There will be an Information Session for the Concentration in Environmental Sustainability on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the new Biological Sciences Building, Room #2250. This concentration is open to students of any major – learn how you can make sustainability a part of your education at Georgia Southern. This session is for students who are in the concentration, those considering taking it, and advisors that work with students in the concentration. Download the informational flyer here.
Department of Geography Offers Study Abroad Opportunity, Summer 2015
Geography Professors Mark Welford and Rob Yarbrough are offering a study abroad opportunity Summer 2015 (Term A), Nature and Society in a Developing Country (GEOG 5590). Students will travel to the Himalayas and India. For those interested, please download the informational flyer here. Or contact Dr. Mark Welford (email@example.com) and/or Dr. Rob Yarbrough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Georgia Southern University Celebrates Arbor Day
From the Georgia Southern University Newsroom - Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability and Physical Plant departments celebrated Arbor Day, an awareness event created to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees, on Friday, Feb. 21. Read more…
COSM Undergrad presents at 46th Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Regional Conference (SURC)
Undergraduate research student and chemistry major, Ms. Vanessa Arendt recently presented her work at the 46th Annual Southeastern Undergraduate Regional Conference (SURC) at Knoxville, TN on January 31, 2014. The research she presented in her poster was data collected in a collaborative project conducted by her supervisor Dr. David Kreller and Biology Professor Dr. Subhrajit Saha. Vanessa presented on the results of analyses of the organic carbon in soil samples that had been collected during a 2013 study of the carbon sequestration potential of Switchgrass when ‘inter-cropped’ with Longleaf Pine trees. The soil samples were collected at three different depths at the in various test plots in which the switchgrass was intercropped with pine trees of various ages. In addition to the total organic carbon (mass %), the samples were analyzed for their content of carbon-13, so it could be seen both i) how much carbon had been stored in the soil and ii) what kinds of plants (the Switchgrasss or the Pine) had added carbon to the soil. Analyses used a ThermoFisher Delta V plus isotope ratio mass spectrometer which was coupled to a Thermo Flash elemental analyzer. The instrument is located at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah. The results were inconclusive and suggested that a longer period study with several growing seasons would be needed to investigate the carbon sequestration potential in this intercropping scheme.