Damon received a Bachelor of Science (2011) a Master of Science (2014). Both degrees are in Biology from Georgia Southern University. His research focuses on how physical and chemical changes in freshwater ecosystems affect the structure and function of biological communities that inhabit them. His research experience includes studies on the connectivity between rivers and floodplains, and the effects of beaver dams on freshwater invertebrate communities. His current research involves the assessment of benthic invertebrate communities within the Savannah and Ogeechee River Basins to determine the ecological health and biotic integrity of these systems.