May 7, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers discover one endangered species depends on another
Mussel researchers have long been stymied in their efforts to study the reproductive habits of mussels, the often-overlooked mollusks that live in rivers and filter the water by removing contaminants and balancing bacteria levels. Identification of the fish species mussels use as hosts can be difficult, but University of Georgia researchers have done just that with the federally threatened purple bankclimber mussel.
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 9, 2013 | General News
UGA’s Chew Crew goats return to Tanyard Creek
The University of Georgia's own semi-resident goat herd, the Tanyard Creek Chew Crew, has returned to its temporary grazing grounds next to the Hull Street parking deck on North Campus. And volunteers are needed Thursdays in April and May 1 from 4:30-6 p.m. to help with the goats and their work.
February 20, 2013 | General News
UGA to host timberland investment conference on Amelia Island
More than 500 people from more than a dozen countries are expected to attend the 2013 Timberland Investment Conference held biannually by the University of Georgia's Center for Forest Business. The conference will run from Feb. 27 to March 1 and will focus on achieving investment efficiency in a market-oriented systems and making prudent timberland investment decisions.
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 14, 2012 | Research News
Georgia-grown Fraser fir Christmas trees are on the horizon
Fraser firs top the list of favorite Christmas tree varieties, but almost all the Fraser firs sold in Georgia come from North Carolina. One University of Georgia horticulturist is working to change that-by popularizing a hybrid that combines Fraser firs with their Japanese cousins the Momi firs.
November 14, 2012 | Honors & Awards
Director of UGA Center for Forest Business receives national forestry award
Bob Izlar, director of the University of Georgia Center for Forest Business, recently won the Society of American Foresters' Sir William Schlich Memorial Award. He was recognized during a ceremony at the 2012 SAF National Convention on Oct. 25 in Spokane, Wash.
October 18, 2012 | Research News
Recession drives down national park visitation, new UGA study finds
A national recession doesn't just affect Americans' wallets. It also impacts their travel to national parks, a new University of Georgia study has found.
October 3, 2012 | Events on Campus
UGA Deer Lab, Quality Deer Management Association to hold symposium and banquet
The University of Georgia Deer Lab and the Quality Deer Management Association, a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization, will hold the Georgia Wildlife Research Symposium and 2012 QDMA Banquet on Oct. 11 starting at 1 p.m. at the UGA Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center.
September 28, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA wildlife ecology professor wins lifetime achievement award
University of Georgia wildlife ecology professor Karl V. Miller has received a lifetime achievement award from the Quality Deer Management Association for helping advance white-tailed deer research and management.
August 14, 2012 | Research News
Warnell student receives USDA fellowship to study invasive woodwasps
A University of Georgia graduate student in forestry has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Michael Bordeaux, a doctoral candidate in UGA plant scientist Jeffrey Dean's lab, received $63,000 for his research on the exotic invasive woodwasp Sirex noctilio.
August 10, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA alums selected as 2012 Georgia Forester’s Hall of Fame inductees
Three University of Georgia alumni have been selected for induction into the Georgia Forester's Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors bestowed to Georgia foresters. The 2012 inductees are Earl Barrs (B.S.F.R. '74) of Macon, William F. "Bill" Miller (B.S.F.R. '70) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Miles A. "Andy" Stone (B.S.F.R. '74) of Fargo. All three are graduates of the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
August 3, 2012 | General News
UGA sends 38 faculty, student presenters to Ecological Society of America meeting
What drives rabies virus transmission in vampire bats? What is the current status of isolated wetlands in southwest Georgia? How will the transition from confinement dairy farms to pasture-based dairy farms affect carbon cycling in the southeastern U.S.? These are just a few of the research questions that will be addressed by students, faculty and postdoctoral associates from the University of Georgia at the upcoming 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore.
June 25, 2012 | General News
Toxic algae to blame for cattle deaths in Gwinnett County, UGA determines
University of Georgia researchers have determined that toxic algae killed four cows on a cattle farm in Gwinnett County. A recent perfect storm created the right conditions for a toxic algae bloom in ponds, they say, warning property owners to be vigilant about keeping livestock and pets out of water that has become discolored or opaque.
May 8, 2012 | General News
UGA students use crowd funding as they compete in SciFund Challenge
Two University of Georgia doctoral students are participating in the second round of the SciFund Challenge, an experiment in crowd funding for scientific research. Alyssa Gehman, in the Odum School of Ecology, and Sean Sterrett, in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, are raising money from individuals to fund their research.