Resources for University Educators

Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters (Allan, Castillo, and Capps 2021) is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields.

We are excited to include additional resources for educators using the book. If you have such materials and are interested in sharing, please contact Krista Capps (

We are still developing these resources as the book has yet to be published, but we hope to have PowerPoint presentations for each chapter completed by the end of December 2021. 

Educational Resources for the Public

As part of our service and broader impact activities associated with research funding, we have developed some educational resources for natural resource managers and the general public. 

As part of a state seed grant, we developed some resources focused on the causes and consequences of bromide in surface waters. 

As part of a state seed grant, we compiled some resources focused on assessing microplastic concentrations in surface waters. 

The purpose of the Watershed Learning Network is to develop a diverse learning community where participants have the materials needed to learn:

  • Problem-solving for water quality and stormwater issues from an holistic, sustainable, and resilient perspectives
  • Restoring and protecting the ecological health of urban watersheds
  • Promoting resilience to climate change in urban watersheds
  • Creating conditions and opportunities to improve the quality of life of residents of urban watersheds
  • Facilitating equitable relationships between community stakeholders (public and private) that nurture cooperation, collaboration, and partnership for projects that blue, green, and grey infrastructure to address flooding
  • Promoting city watershed programs devoted to sustainable solutions to water quality issues in urban environments

Initiated by a project through the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Tamara Johnson, representatives from USFWS, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, and the University of Georgia have worked together to develop educational materials for community science groups. 

Learn more about the project in Proctor Creek by reading and listening to a report on National Public Radio.

Service and Outreach Activities

Members of the Capps Lab are actively engaged in service and outreach locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally . Please visit the links below to learn more about the efforts and organizations we support.