Rachel is broadly interested in the production of ecological knowledge in politically charged spaces. Specifically, she studies how conservation agencies in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands produce science that reifies the colonial state and how these agencies can create more emancipatory ecologies.
Rachel is a PhD student in the Integrative Conservation and Geography programs at UGA. She is interested in political ecology, critical physical geography, science and technology studies, and decolonial environmental governance.
M.S., Biology, University of Texas-Brownsville, 2014
B.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2010
Arney, R. N., Shepherd, A. K., Alexander, H. D., & Rahman, A. F. (2020). Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Storage in Natural and Prop-Scarred Thalassia Testudinum Seagrass Meadows. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-11.
Arney, R. N., Froehlich, C. Y., & Kline, R. J. (2017). Recruitment patterns of juvenile fish at an artificial reef area in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 9(1), 79-92.