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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


David Shelley

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 803 776-4396
Email: dshelley@geol.sc.edu
Website: https://www.nps.gov/cong/learn/education/index.htm
Office: Harry Hampton Visitor Center, Congaree National Park
Research Areas: Climate Change
Earth Systems
Environmental Risks & Hazards
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Society, Policy & Environment
Conservation Biology
Water Resources & Hydrology
Research Summary:

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.

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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.