Published on May 21, 2018 by Sean Flynt  
Courtney and Rahn at the AAG Conference
Courtney and Rahn at the AAG Conference

Samford Geography student Forrest Courtney presented his research with faculty member Jennifer Rahn on a coral nursery on the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean, at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in New Orleans in April.

Rahn leads Samford students in January and summer terms to give them hands-on experience and help them learn how to conserve Saba's ecosystem, including coral threatened by environmental pressures such as disease, damage from hurricanes and lethal bleaching

Watch a video about the the coral nursery project.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.