The McCarragher Lab is always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, and collegial students to help conduct research. The following are a few of the lab’s current research topics and general projects. If any of them interest you, feel free to contact Dr. McCarragher for more details on how you can get involved.
- Exploring the ecological impacts and underlying evolutionary mechanisms associated with the spread of Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle).
- Investigating the role of urbanization in the spread of invasive plant species.
- Interdisciplinary investigations of unique closed depressions in Cumberland Plateau – geophysical properties, micro-climates, and vegetation communities.
- “Building a Smarter Chattanooga: Connecting our City to its Foundation” project – engaging with place using story maps.
- Wayfinding story maps for Mocs Walk the City – undergraduate student group projects in GEOG 2210: Maps and Mapping course that encourages students to explore the city beyond the campus boundaries.