Elizabeth Anderson featured on The Best of our Knowledge

BobBarrettAs always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.

Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.


For this week‘s edition (#1463), Bob has selected Elizabeth Anderson’s segment on dams and Amazonian rivers. Dr. Anderson, assistant professor in the department of earth & environment at Florida International University, describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the basin.

I received my PhD from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. I’m originally from the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. I had my first field experiences working in the extraordinary streams of the southeastern USA. But since 1998, my geographic focus has been mainly on tropical and subtropical rivers. I’m interested in the relationships between river flow and ecology, and river flow and riparian human communities. My research explores these topics in the Andes-Amazon and East Africa regions.

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