January 31, 2017 | Research News
Coal burning linked to toxic contaminants found in raccoons
University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers have shown that the toxic elements in coal ash accumulate in the livers of raccoons that forage for their food in and around the ponds containing the waste.
January 30, 2017 | Research News
Study identifies the Southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways
After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, the University of Georgia River Basin Center and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute recently published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic wildlife that live in these freshwater ecosystems.
December 13, 2016 | Research News
Eat and be eaten: Invasive scavengers in Hawaii alter island nutrient cycle
Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that invasive species on Hawaii Island, or the Big Island of Hawaii, may be especially successful invaders because they are formidable scavengers of carcasses of other animals and after death, a nutrient resource for other invasive scavengers.
December 12, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers calculating northern bobwhite population, survival rates
University of Georgia researchers have been tasked with figuring out how many northern bobwhites are out there-and whether rabbit hunting is interfering with quail hunting in east Georgia hunting grounds.
December 9, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA students awarded grants for sustainability solutions
The University of Georgia awarded $40,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through the Office of Sustainability's annual Campus Sustainability Grants program.
June 6, 2016 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute studies nutrient levels in Georgia’s coastal estuaries
How much of a nutrient load is too much for Georgia's coastal rivers and estuaries? A research team from University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is helping Georgia's Environmental Protection Division answer that question. Their primary focus is on the estuary at the mouth of the Ogeechee River, where the researchers are measuring nutrient concentrations and other water properties to determine how they change as they flow through the estuary.
April 28, 2016 | Research News
Building on shells: UGA interdisciplinary study starts unraveling mysteries of Calusa kingdom
Centuries before modern countries such as Dubai and China started building islands, native peoples in southwest Florida known as the Calusa were piling shells into massive heaps to construct their own water-bound towns.
April 27, 2016 | Research News
Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge
A team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences has won first prize in the inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers.
April 25, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland
Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming. What has been less clear, however, is what happens to this meltwater once it enters the ocean.
April 22, 2016 | Research News
Scientists, including UGA researcher, discover new reef system at mouth of Amazon River
A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves—something that makes finding a reef in the Amazon plume an unexpected discovery.
April 19, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA to dedicate cabins at Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe
The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities—the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins—on Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. at Wormsloe, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah.
April 18, 2016 | Research News
30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world's largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies—including a just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory—validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at the site.
April 18, 2016 | General News
Georgia 4-H turns to oysters, volunteers to combat erosion on Tybee Island
This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.
April 11, 2016 | Research News
Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory warn that the extinction of two amphibian species—the southern toad and the southern leopard frog—may be hastened by the combined effects of climate change and copper-contaminated wetlands.
March 29, 2016 | General News
Watershed UGA launches campaign to ‘daylight’ campus streams
Most of the streams that run through the University of Georgia campus flow through culverts underground, making them out of sight and out of mind. A recent survey of students and community members found that more than 20 percent of those asked weren't aware that there are any streams on campus.