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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Wetlands Ecology & Management

Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA

Date: Aug 31, 2021 08:00 AM to Sep 01, 2021 12:30 PM


Brochure with agenda and mail-in registration form.


This course will provide an introduction to all aspects of wetlands including occurrence, morphology, hydrology, soils, ecology, and regulation. The primary goal is to focus on the relationship between forest management and wildlife, fisheries, and wetlands management.
Who Will Benefit?
This class is appropriate for forestry, wildlife or fisheries professionals in natural resource management working in consulting, industry, government, or a non-profit organization. This class is not a training class for wetland delineation or wetland functions assessment, but it provides attendees with the basis for conducting such assessments.
In the event that you need to cancel, in order to receive a refund you must contact Ingvar Elle (706-583-0566 or by August 16, 2021.
Parking and Directions
Parking at Flinchum’s Phoenix is free of charge. For directions use the directions page. Type in “650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA.”
Special Needs
If you require special services or dietary considerations, contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at prior to August 5, 2021.
Dr. Susan Wilde, Associate Professor at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources received her PhD in the USGS Fish and Wildlife Cooperative USGS Unit at Warnell. Her research interests include; watershed protection, stormwater best management practices, water quality, and reservoir limnology. She led the research to discover the cause of Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, a disease responsible for eagle and waterfowl death caused by toxic cyanobacteria growing on invasive aquatic plants.
Dr. Lori Sutter, Research Scientist at Warnell completed her PhD in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She is interested in the effects of climate change and other stressors on wetland ecology. Her research emphasizes the response of tidal marshes to climate change, especially sea-level rise and salt-water intrusion through field measurements, greenhouse experiments, and outdoor laboratory and field manipulations.
Dr. Darold Batzer is Professor in the Department of Entomology. His research focuses on the ecology of aquatic invertebrates and fish in wetlands. He teaches the Graduate course in wetland ecology at UGA, has published five textbooks on various aspects of wetland ecology, and has served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Wetlands.
Dr. Jay Shelton is an Associate Professor at Warnell. His research and teaching focus on threatened aquatic species; water quality management in aquaculture and fisheries biology. He coordinated the environmental assessment and the removal of Whitehall Dam below Flinchums Phoenix to improve migration and connectivity in the Oconee River.
Dr. Elizabeth Pienaar is an Assistant Professor at Warnell She studies conservation of wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem services on private and communal lands, mostly in the United States and southern Africa. She integrates human dimensions of wildlife conservation and environmental economics to assist government agencies and conservation organizations in the design of conservation policy.


The last day for early registration is 08/16/2021


Early Registration............................................$275.00

After 08/16/2021, Registration

Regular Registration........................................$325.00

Continuing Education Credits


  • 12.0 Hours Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits – SAF Category 1 - (to be applied for)
  • 12.0 Hours Continuing Logger Education credits - MTH Category B - (to be applied for)

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