Providing mixed-method research experience opportunities for UTC students is a top priority in the McCarragher Geography Lab. As a result, I am always seeking and recruiting enthusiastic, hard-working, and collegial students for research projects.
The following are a few of the lab’s current research projects. If any of them interest you, feel free to contact me 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 – placemaking and community engagement with 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.