ESWG Researcher Wins Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Poster Competition

By Brooke Foster During the last weekend of February, I attended the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference at the University of Kentucky. After obtaining funding through the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, myself and two other DGES undergraduate students flew to Lexington, Kentucky unforgivingly early that Thursday morning. I had never been to a…

The History of Conservation in the Southern Plains

The Southern Plains, though it appears to be a rough and rugged place, has quite a delicate ecosystem that must be maintained. With its combination of wetlands, hardwood forests and prairies, it is a prime destination for many native, local, and migratory species. Given the vast array of ecosystem possibilities, it is easy to see…

Helpful Beginnings

Hi all!  What a chaotic time it has been this Spring already! Between transitioning into new courses, taking on a new leadership role, and maintaining a sense of balance, I think I can finally say that I have found the equilibrium I need.  I am pleased to say that the courses I am enrolled in have given me…

Spring Research Update

I am amazed we are already in the sixth week of the Spring semester! The time is flying by, and there is always much to do. Quite a lot has happened since my last update in the summertime. After some great encouragement from my mentors, Dr. Person and Dr. Peppler, I obtained funding through the…

Community Tour of Water Reclamation Facility

This semester, I am very glad to be continuing my research on public perceptions of water reuse in Norman, OK. The city of Norman was recently awarded a grant from the Department of the Interior to implement a pilot project for Indirect Potable Reuse. That means water recycling in Norman is no longer a hypothetical,…