IRIS News

  • IRIS’s Interdisciplinary Research Upheld as an Example of Success in UGA Today Story on Presidential Seed Grants

    IRIS’s Interdisciplinary Research Upheld as an Example of Success in UGA Today Story on Presidential Seed Grants

    IRIS’s interdisciplinary research relationships are thriving, thanks in part to a Presidential Seed Grant given to the Institute to help encourage partnerships across disciplines. This past year, IRIS joined the Network for Engineering with Nature, alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in an initiative to advance the use of natural infrastructure around the world. […]

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  • Natural Infrastructure Recognized in American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

    Natural Infrastructure Recognized in American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

    We’re excited by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s announcement that natural infrastructure is recognized as a key solution for building resilience and raising the grade across all infrastructure sectors in the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure!

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  • March 9th: Scott Pippin and Shana Jones to Present New Paper at Columbia Law School’s Climate Change Symposium

    March 9th: Scott Pippin and Shana Jones to Present New Paper at Columbia Law School’s Climate Change Symposium

    On March 9th, Scott Pippin and Shana Jones will be presenting a new paper, Stabilizing the Edge:  Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic Shorescapes Facing Sea-Level Rise, at Columbia Law School’s annual Climate Change Symposium.  An article also will appear in the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law in the spring.  In the article, the researchers analyze ocean-facing and estuarine protection laws […]

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  • IRIS Affiliate Marshall Shepherd Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    IRIS Affiliate Marshall Shepherd Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    We’re proud to announce that IRIS affiliate Dr. Marshall Shepherd has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors that can be accorded to an engineer.

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  • IRIS Septic Work Shines

    IRIS Septic Work Shines

    Affiliate Scott Pippin’s work on septic systems along the Georgia Coast was recently featured in UGA Today. To learn more, visit the full story here.

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  • Three new post-doctoral positions available!

    Want to join the IRIS team? Check out these job postings: Postdoctoral Research Associate AD: Biodiversity within Nature-Based Solutions  Status: Posted Posting Number: G/R10504P  Posting Quick Link: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/175566 Search Committee: Seth Winger (Chair), Brian Bledsoe, and Virginia Talati (Pending HR Approval *** For some reason there is something weird with your profile in UGAJobs, I sent a request for […]

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  • We’re hiring!

    We’re seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the IRIS team, as part of the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. The candidate will work on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-funded project: the Engineering With Nature Initiative. Candidates should have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in civil or environmental […]

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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and University of Georgia announce Network for Engineering With Nature partnership

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and University of Georgia announce Network for Engineering With Nature partnership

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and University of Georgia (UGA) recently announced a partnership that connects the interdisciplinary expertise of UGA’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS), with the vast on-the-ground experience of USACE’s Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) Initiative to form the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN). Through this partnership and a […]

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  • From Alaska to Baja: Cooperative Research Effort Documents Kelp Migration

    From Alaska to Baja: Cooperative Research Effort Documents Kelp Migration

    In a sweeping display of the power of community-based science to show the ocean-wide changes caused by warming waters, University of Georgia scientists teamed up with researchers from universities and organizations around the globe to demonstrate northward migration in kelp forests. Their latest paper was recently published in Global Change Biology. Participating partners spanned from […]

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  • IRIS Affiliates Marshall Shepherd and Brian Bledsoe Speak to Planning for Storm Season

    IRIS Affiliates Marshall Shepherd and Brian Bledsoe Speak to Planning for Storm Season

    In a recent article published in UGA Today, IRIS affiliate Dr. Marshall Shepherd and Director Dr. Brian Bledsoe, spoke to the need for more resilient infrastructure in the face of massive rain events, rising sea levels, and urban sprawl. “You think about a rubber band—a rubber band has resiliency. It snaps back,” Shepherd was quoted […]

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  • Low Flows in the Southeast

    Research indicates low flow trends in Southeastern streams and rivers Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) researchers Tim Stephens and Dr. Brian Bledsoe, Director of IRIS and Professor of Engineering, discovered a trend toward lower stream flows in the Southeastern United States that could impact everything from stream ecosystems to human reliance on healthy waterways. 

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  • Collaborative Piece Published in Anthropocene

    A collaboration between Dr. Shepherd Marshall, Dr. Don Nelson, and Dr. Brian Bledsoe, three IRIS researchers with wildly varying titles (respectively, climate scientist, anthropologist and ecological engineer) was recently published in the scientific journal, Anthropocene.  The paper, “From Hubris to Humility: Transcending Original Sin in Managing Hydroclimatic Risk,” characterizes the rapidly changing risks that humanity […]

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