Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Sustainable Development and Caribbean Tourism
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Sustainable Development and Caribbean Tourism
Dr. Greg Carter and Will Jeter collecting environmental data on Cat Island, MS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the request for applications for the GRO Undergraduate Fellowships Program.  The opportunity if for research funding for the summer of your junior year.  Fellowships are for students in enviromentally-related fields (Geography and Geology) and fund up to $20,700 per academic year or $8,600 for 3-month interships. For more information see EPA.

An Ancient Cypress Forest at the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

Professor Grant Harley continues to work with environmental scientists and underwater divers to explore a cypress forest on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Harley and his colleagues suggest the forest will provide valuable information on climate change and sea level rise.  The forest also provides habitat for marine species.  Their goal is to now create an underwater film about the forest and collaborate to save the forest from being removed from the sea bed.  See their progress.

Sustainable Development at Southern Miss

The Geography program at Southern Miss has recently introduced Sustainable Development as an emphasis within their Geography BS degree.  The focus is to combine elements of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.  The degree should be of interest to geographers seeking careers in human/cultural studies, regional specialization, and land use planning.  For more information please contact us at 601.266.4729.