David Hecht becomes a NatGeo Young Explorer

David Hecht

David Hecht, Ph.D. student in anthropology and integrative conservation, won a National Geographic Society Young Explorers Grant to support his continuing project work in Bhutan, “Collaborative Watershed Mapping and White-bellied Heron Conservation in S. Central Bhutan." The grant is administered through the NatGeo Conservation Trust program which funds applied and innovative approaches to conservation.


Brandon T. Ritchison

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I am a doctoral candidate (ABD) working under the advisement of Dr. Victor Thompson. My research focuses on the Mississippian Period on the Georgia Coast. Through a combination of my methodological specialties in spatial analysis, remote sensing, and Bayesian modeling and my theoretical interests in chronology, demography, population movement, and community physical and political organization, my dissertation research aims to demonstrate and understand the role of migration in the development of coastal socio-ecological systems during the Late Mississippian period.