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Dr. Troy Keller - Columbus State University

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Columbus State University

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Troy Keller, PhD


Earth and Space Sciences

Jordan Hall 219

Biology, Geographic Information Systems

Education and Certifications

  • PhD, Biology, University of Michigan, 1997
  • MS, Biology, University of Michigan, 1994
  • BA, Zoology, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1991


Troy Keller serves as a Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Columbus State University (Columbus, Georgia). He teaches a broad range of graduate and undergraduate courses including Foundations of Environmental Science, Sustainability and the Environment, Stream Ecology, and Geographic Information and Global Positioning Systems. Currently, Dr Keller research includes bioremediation using algae to treat municipal waste water (Columbus Water Works, Inc), ecological recovery of headwater streams after dam removal (in partnership with The Nature Conservancy), and conservation and ecology of crayfishes (in collaboration with US Fish and Wildlife Service). He has a strong commitment to sustainability. He serves as a founding member of CSU’s Sustainability Committee and the faculty advisor for CSU’s Students for a Sustainable World.

Academic Areas

Astacology, Aquatic Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Sustainability, Wastewater Remediation, Waste to Energy

Research Interests

The goal of Dr. Keller's research is to conserve our vital aquatic biodiversity and protect the quality of the freshwater on which we all depend. Dr. Keller's research includes projects focused on the conservation of biodiversity, restoration of aquatic ecosystems, and protection of water quality.
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