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College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty and Staff

David Shelley

Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: dshelley@geol.sc.edu
Phone: 803 776-4396
Resources: School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Bio

Dr. David Shelley, Ph.D. (geology, University of South Carolina) is the supervising Education Officer for Congaree National Park. He conducts, coordinates, and teaches undergraduate and graduate research and research opportunities within and adjacent to the park, which is the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support amazing biodiversity as well as the growth of national and state champion trees. His own specialities include Fluvial Geomorphology, Southeastern Geology, Watershed Studies, Science Communication, and non-professional science educator training.

Specialization

  • Climate Change
  • Earth Systems
  • Environmental Risks & Hazards
  • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • Society, Policy & Environment
  • Conservation Biology
  • Water Resources & Hydrology

Research

Dr. David Shelley, is the supervising Education Officer for Congaree National Park. His own specialities include Fluvial Geomorphology, Southeastern Geology, Watershed Studies, Science Communication, and non-professional science educator training.