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Jennings named to international fellows program for fisheries science

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales


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B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

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Maerz honored with international teaching award

Dr. John Maerz has added yet another award to his long list of honors.

Maerz was recently honored at the international joint meeting between the Herpetologists' League, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Maerz was surprised with the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology in recognition of "exceptional teaching and mentoring." Maerz said he was humbled by the honor, but no one at Warnell is surprised he was chosen for this award.

Merkle honored by international forest research network

Dr. Scott Merkle has been recognized by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations for his research using somatic embryogenesis to propagate trees.

IUFRO is a nonprofit network of forest scientists that promotes global cooperation in forest-related research. Its goal is to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. Uniting more than 15,000 scientists in more than 110 countries, IUFRO also recognizes the outstanding research contributions of its members.