Director for Policy and Managing Director Laurie Fowler (Law/Ecology)
Laurie Fowler is the director of Public Service and Outreach for UGA's Odum School of Ecology. As an environmental and land-use attorney, she serves on the faculty of both the Odum School of Ecology and the School of Law. In addition to teaching courses in environmental law, she teaches service learning courses that allow students to apply policy, design, and ecological principles in working with stakeholders to manage and protect water resources. Ms. Fowler's research interests include federal, state, and local environmental protection laws and policies; watershed protection strategies; growth management and open space preservation; land use planning; conservation easements; environmental justice; citizen participation; and service learning.
Director for Science Ron Carroll (Ecology)
C. Ronald Carroll is a Professor in the Odum School of Ecology and is a faculty member in the conservation ecology program. His research interests include conservation biology, sustainable economic development, ecosystem restoration, and invasive species. Dr. Carroll earned his Ph.D. in population biology at the University of Chicago. In recent years, his research work has focused on the mechanisms of ecological restoration in the context of conservation ecology. In addition to many journal publications, he has co- authored several book chapters and a graduate-level textbook on conservation ecology.