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Krista Capps

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Assistant Professor, Odum School of Ecology
Joint appointment: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Research in Capps' lab is focused on freshwater community and ecosystem ecology. She has active research programs in both tropical and temperate regions of the world, with a primary focus in Mesoamerica and the southeastern United States. The lab's work has been funded through local collaborations, the state government, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, National Geographic, the PADI Foundation, and the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Programs. Their research programs are designed to fill fundamental gaps in our understanding of ecological processes, while simultaneously addressing pressing environmental problems. The Capps lab is excited to build and support a community of ecologists from diverse backgrounds that bring new and exciting perspectives to its team.

  • If you are interested in learning more about some of Dr. Capp's actively-funded projects, please visit this page.
  • If you are interested in learning more about their collaborative work on wastewater infrastructure (septic and work with the wastewater treatment plants) with Athens-Clarke County and other local governments, please visit this page.

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, 2012

M.S. Environmental Science, Indiana University

B.S. Biology & Political Science, Hope College

Research Interests:
  • Community Ecology
  • Organismal Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • System Ecology
  • Global Ecology
  • Tropical Ecology

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