Judy Meyer Papers

Judy Meyer Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Meyer, Judy
Title: Judy Meyer Papers
Dates: 1970's to 2000's
Quantity: 28.4 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 26 cartons)
Abstract:This collection consists of the papers of noted UGA ecologist and Georgia water issues scholar Dr. Judy Meyer. They include her talks, reviews of her manuscripts, subject files, and files on the Coweeta Long-term Ecological Research, the River Basin Center, and several other projects Meyer worked on.
Coll. Number: ms3475.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Judy Meyer is Distinguished Research Professor Emerita in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. She holds a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from Cornell University. A member of the faculty at UGA since 1977, she is an aquatic ecologist who has published over 125 scientific papers on her research on rivers and streams in Georgia and North Carolina. Her research has focused on ecological processes that maintain water quality, on river and stream food webs, and on the impact of watershed disturbance and riparian zone management on river and stream ecosystems. Dr. Meyer also served as Co-Director of the UGA River Basin Center from 2000-2002.

Dr. Meyer has served as Vice-president and as President of the Ecological Society of America, the national organization for professional ecologists. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Scientific Society Presidents. Her research received a Creative Research Medal from the University of Georgia Research Foundation. She has been appointed to numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council including the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Meyer currently serves on the Committee on Improving the National Water Quality Assessment Program of the U.S.G.S. She is a member of the work group designing a Report on the Condition of Nation's Freshwater Ecosystems, sponsored by the H.J. Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment in Washington D.C. A past member of the Water Resources Assessment Group of the National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, Dr, Meyer was also elected as a U.S. National Representative to the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. She serves as Chair of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee of American Rivers, a national river conservation organization, and is also on its Board of Directors. She is also Chair of the Education and Science Advisory Committee of Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and is on its Board of Directors. She is on the Board of a local conservation organization, Georgia Land Trust Service Center.

Dr. Meyer's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Turner Foundation. She has been Principal Investigator of a NSF-sponsored Long-term Ecological Research site at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, studying long-term changes in Southern Appalachian forests and streams in response to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. She has done extensive research on food webs of Georgia's Coastal Plain rivers, especially the Ogeechee River. Current funded research focuses on urban rivers (with a focus on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries), impacts of lawn care practices on stream ecosystems, nitrogen cycling in rivers, impacts of excessive sedimentation on aquatic biota, importance of decaying leaves and woody debris in stream ecosystems, effects of changes in riparian buffer designations for Georgia's trout streams, and long-term studies of causes and consequences of land-use change in the Southern Appalachians.

At UGA Dr. Meyer taught undergraduate and graduate courses in limnology, stream ecology, and environmental literacy.


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Index Terms

Coweta County (Ga.)
Water-supply--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Judy Meyer papers, MS 3475. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1CV annual reports etc. (provide chronological order for collection), and set of Meyer reprints
 
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2Talks given and workshops attended (also lecture notes from ECL 800), 1976-2007
 
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3Talks given and workshops attended by Meyer, 1987-1996
 
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4Projects (riparian, methane, stream nitrogen experiments), 1993-2003
 
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5Local, state, and national issues with which Meyer was involved
 
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6Institute of Ecology committees, Environmental Literacy and Limnology at UGA, Lake Oglethorpe, 1986-2001
 
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7Institute of Ecology committees, Environmental Literacy and Limnology at UGA, Lake Oglethorpe, 1978-1979, undated
 
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8Administrative law hearings, on Chatahoochee water withdrawal permit, organic matter workshop, Pacific Rivers Council board of directors, climate change, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics Editorial Board
 
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9Georgia water issues
 
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10River Basin Center beginning, trout steam buffer study, regional reservoirs, 2001-2002, undated
 
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11(CONFIDENTIAL due to issues with lawsuits) Board of Directors, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, 2000-2007
 
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12Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, 2004-2005, undated
 
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13MacArthur Agroecology Research Center, Science Advisory Board. (Center associated with Archbold Biological Station in Florida)., 1999-2007
 
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14Coweeta Long-term Ecological Research site near Franklin, North Carolina. Meyer was principle investigator on this NSF grant for 6 years and very active in the national LTER program, 1971-1983
 
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15Coweeta LTER site information, 1973, 1991-1998
 
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16Coweeta LTER site information
 
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17Coweeta LTER site information, 1980, undated
 
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18Coweeta LTER site information, and Ogeechee River, Georgia project, 1983-1990
 
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19Ogeechee River, Georgia project, 1986-1988, undated
 
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20miscellaneous projects, some LTER, some manuscript reviews, 1984-2000
 
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21miscellaneous projects and manuscript reviews, 1992-1996
 
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22(CONFIDENTIAL due to lawsuits) USGS National Water Quality Program and American Rivers Board material
 
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23(CONFIDENTIAL due to lawsuits) USGS National Water Quality Program and American Rivers Board material, 1992-2003
 
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24(CONFIDENTIAL due to lawsuits) American Rivers Board of directors
 
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25Reviews of most of Meyer's published manuscripts and some reviews; proposals and other material related to research on the Chattachoochee River, 1986-2000
 
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26Reviews of most of Meyer's published manuscripts and some reviews; proposals and other material related to research on the Chattachoochee River, 1993-1995
 
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27Georgia water issues; Savannah River Instream flow assessment (done with the Nature Conservancy)
 
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28National Research Council committees, Heinz Committee on State of Nation's Ecosystems (Meyer was on the subcommittee dealing with freshwater indicators), 1991-2000
 
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29ESA (Ecological Society of America) materials for the ESA archives
 
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30ESA materials
 
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31Miscellaneous: other scientific society information, Peachtree City information, some proposals, aquatic life water quality criteria and otehr committees
 
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32Item belonging to Gene Odum: papers relating to statistics and data analysis, some old books, and some old sampling gear