May 8, 2013 | General News
Discover Life launches moth observatory at Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens
If University of Georgia ecologist John Pickering has his way, mothing soon will become as popular as birding, a pastime 48 million Americans enjoy annually, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
May 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA’s Salty Dawg to retrieve data from under the sea
The University of Georgia will launch its first robotic submersible later this year, joining a growing number of research institutions that use the efficient and cost-saving instruments to explore the oceans.
April 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA ecologist receives $1.39 million to study longleaf pine ecosystem recovery
The longleaf pine forests that once dominated the Southeastern coastal plain are now considered one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. Once covering 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas, longleaf now is found in only about 3 percent of its historic range. Many of those remaining acres are on U.S. military installations, where land managers are tasked with keeping the forests healthy while meeting their primary objective of supporting military readiness.
April 23, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA students, faculty and staff receive sustainability awards
Four members of the University of Georgia community recently were recognized for their dedication to creating a more sustainable UGA. The UGA Office of Sustainability, as part of Athens-Clarke County GreenFest, presented the 2013 Sustainable UGA Awards to outstanding students, faculty and staff on April 19.
April 10, 2013 | Events on Campus
Location changed for UGA’s international systems ecology symposium
"Systems Ecology: A Network Perspective and Retrospective," a symposium organized in honor of Professor Emeritus Bernard C. Patten of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will take place April 12-14 in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Originally scheduled for the Ecology Building, the symposium has been moved to accommodate on-campus parking for the Jason Aldean concert on April 13.
April 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
From scrap to soil amendment: Compost 101 offered at UGA
Compost 101, a University of Georgia class that will teach participants how to successfully transform kitchen scraps and yard waste into a nutritive soil amendment, will be held April 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 1501 of the Miller Plant Sciences Building. Compost 101 is free and open to the public.
March 15, 2013 | General News
Short film by UGA ecology student to screen at Savannah film festival
A short film by Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The 2013 festival kicks off March 20-24 in Savannah and features documentaries from around the world that highlight marine science and related issues.
March 4, 2013 | General News
National Invasive Species Awareness Week runs through March 8
National Invasive Species Awareness Week runs through March 8 and the University of Georgia is offering information on prevention, detection, monitoring, control and management of invasive species.
February 28, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 EcoFocus Film Festival set for March 20-24 in Athens
The Artic documentary "Chasing Ice" will officially open the 2013 EcoFocus Film Festival March 21 at Ciné. An initiative of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology now in its sixth year, EcoFocus features top-quality full-length, short and children's films that address pressing environmental issues.
February 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
State Botanical Garden to host nature writer for talk, writing workshop
Athens, Ga. - The State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia will host Dorinda Dallmeyer, naturalist and writer, for a talk and writing workshop March 8-9.
February 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
River food web ecologist Mary Power to give 2013 Odum Lecture at UGA
The 28th annual Eugene P. Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia will be given by Mary E. Power of the University of California, Berkeley. Her talk on "Food Webs in River Networks: Algal-Mediated Linkages of Rivers, Uplands and Oceans" will be held March 5 at 4 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology's auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
January 16, 2013 | General News
UGA awards sustainability grants to seven student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $26,000 to seven student projects as part of its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement projects that further the university's sustainability initiatives.
December 18, 2012 | Research News
UGA scientific divers discover 36,000-year-old Atlantic gray whale fossil
While the Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction by the 1700s, the Pacific or California gray swims today with a population near its pre-whaling levels. University of Georgia scientists have published their discovery of an Atlantic gray whale fossil off the Georgia coast that has re-enlivened efforts to connect the two species.
December 18, 2012 | Research News
Geographic complexity explains patterns of spread of white-nose syndrome in bats
The spread of white-nose syndrome, an emerging fungal disease in bats, may be determined by habitat and climate, scientists at the University of Georgia have found.
December 13, 2012 | General News
UGA selects two student ambassadors for inaugural SEC Symposium on Renewable Energy
The University of Georgia Bioenergy Systems Research Institute and the Office of Sustainability have selected two undergraduate students to serve as ambassadors to the inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium, which will be held Feb. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.