Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
P O Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
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Kimberly received her PhD in Ecology (2010) from the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology through work at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (UGA SREL) under the advisement of Dr. Whit Gibbons. Kimberly also holds an M.S. in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development (2004) and a B.S. in Ecology (1999) from the University of Georgia. Kimberly holds a joint position as an Education Program Specialist at SREL and the Research Coordinator at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, GA. She was born in Columbus, OH and was raised in upstate SC. Her research focuses on wildlife conservation with emphases on spatial ecology and developing approaches for retaining ecological viability and permeability in urbanizing landscapes. She chairs the PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) Roads Task Force group whose objective is to disseminate information, form collaborations, and assist in product development that inform wildlife enhancement components of transportation projects. She conducts road ecology research and assessments, attends conferences focusing on transportation designs and has conducted and completed multiple grants from transportation agencies. Additionally, she works with the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project in Antigua, West Indies, to develop restoration and management recommendations for hawksbills on developing beaches in the Caribbean. Kimberly serves as a researcher and educator for coastal residential development projects in South Carolina which address impacts of development designs on wildlife movement patterns, human-wildlife interactions, water quality and run-off maintenance, and long-term ecosystem functioning. Check out Kimberly’s CV for publication reprints.
Kimberly is a field biologist who believes conservation cannot progress without expanding the efforts of scientific exploration to 1) engage people of all ages and backgrounds to ecology and facilitating interactions with wildlife, and 2) participate in interdisciplinary efforts to formulate more ecologically sensitive development planning, assessment, mitigation, and restoration.
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