Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

864.294.3392
Plyler Hall 119E
weston.dripps@furman.edu

  • Current disciplinary research interests

      Current research focuses on (1) urban impacts to headwater stream hydrology and (2) geosciences education.

  • Interest in connecting sustainability to research

      Already am very involved with co-curricular sustainability initiatives on campus. Continue to look for ways to connect these efforts to classes both within and outside my department as well as adding research components to these co-curricular activities when applicable.

  • Center-funded research projects

      A Comparative Analysis of Consumer and Farmer Profiles among Farmers' Markets across the Upstate of South Carolina

      Student Research Assistant: Mary Soike '13

      In this research, a comprehensive and comparative analysis of consumer and farmer profiles (demographics, attitudes, practices) was performed among a selection of different farmers' markets across the Upstate of South Carolina. The assessment of these profiles provides a better understanding of the state of the local foods movement here in the Upstate, but also perhaps, as importantly, helps identify underrepresented local demographic groups within these marketplaces. The results of this study are being integrated into three courses: Sustainability of Natural Resources, Introduction to Environmental Sciences, and Introduction to Sustainability Science, all of which have an extensive section on agro-ecosystems that covers among other topics the local foods movement.

  • Sustainability courses taught
      • EES 111 Earth Science and the Silver Screen
      • EES 112 Environmental Science
      • EES 230 Watershed Hydrology
      • EES 330 Hydrogeology
      • FYW 1110 Global Water Issues
      • FYS 1126 Sustainability of Natural Resources





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