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.
January 20, 2017 | Research News
Sundance film ‘Chasing Coral’ features UGA ecologist James W. Porter
"Chasing Coral" follows scientists charting the loss of coral reefs around the world.
January 11, 2017 | Research News
Researchers receive Moore Foundation grant to study the global ocean microbiome
A $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow University of Georgia researchers to uncover answers about an important metabolic link that takes place in the Earth's oceans.
December 19, 2016 | Research News
White ibis salmonella shedding increases with urbanization, new UGA study finds
The more urbanized a place is, the more white ibises there are carrying salmonella-the same kind that can make people sick, a new University of Georgia study has found.
November 23, 2016 | General News
Watershed UGA announces winners of Daylighting the Watershed design competition
July 21, 2016 | Research News
Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases
Ecologists at the University of Georgia are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a paper published in Ecology Letters, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space—can provide valuable insights about disease.
May 20, 2016 | Research News
UGA geneticist receives $1.1 million to study how plants will respond to climate change
Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.
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.
February 2, 2016 | Research News
Helping the helpers: Improving safety for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators
Volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in Australia help protect the public from diseases carried by bats. A new study provides recommendations for future investment by state and territory governments that could reduce health risks to the volunteers themselves.
January 4, 2016 | Research News
New model uses public health statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent
Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research, just published in Theoretical Ecology, lays the groundwork for a potential new tool in the fight against infectious diseases.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance
While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia's J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there's more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.
November 30, 2015 | Research News
Climate change likely to increase black carbon input to the Arctic Ocean
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins led a team of researchers to determine the levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers and found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science.
November 25, 2015 | Research News
Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
November 9, 2015 | Research News
Oil dispersants can suppress natural oil-degrading microorganisms, new study shows
The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions that mimic Gulf of Mexico deep waters immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.