November 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 J.W. Fanning Lecture to focus on forestry issues
Despite reforms in forest management policies and practices, tropical nations are still losing forests at a rate of hundreds of thousands of hectares a year-both to the peril of local populations and the global community.
November 5, 2013 | General News
New aquaponics food production system goes online at Athens middle school
Robby Ratajczak was looking for a Boy Scouts' project this past summer and didn't have to look far for inspiration: His dad's aquaponics work at the University of Georgia.
October 23, 2013 | General News
Goats to help UGA students learn about environmental responsibility
The University of Georgia's semi-resident goat herd, the Tanyard Creek Chew Crew, has returned to the area near the Hull Street Parking Deck, to dine on kudzu, English ivy, privet, and other non-native plants until the beginning of Thanksgiving Break. The goats also will be used in a number of university courses to help students learn about environmental responsibility, including invasive plant species, water quality and plant and animal health.
October 7, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.3 million to genetically ‘fingerprint’ endangered loggerhead
University of Georgia researchers have been awarded a $1.3 million grant to continue genetically "fingerprinting" the threatened loggerhead sea turtles in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Using DNA fingerprinting, or "CSI for turtles," researchers can identify turtle mothers and their offspring to gauge how well the loggerheads are recovering after decades of population decline.
August 26, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers find way to improve plant defenses without negatively impacting growth
Salicylic acid is key to protecting plants from everything from extreme temperatures to diseases. But increasing this naturally occurring chemical typically results in stunted plant growth.
August 22, 2013 | Research News
Tree-killing insect emerald ash borer found in Georgia
For years, foresters and invasive insect experts—including those at the University of Georgia—have been on the lookout for the arrival of an unwelcome guest in Georgia. Now that the emerald ash borer is here, they are hoping the public will help restrict the insect's spread within the state.
August 13, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA sustainable forestry coordinator wins Wise Owl Award
The Georgia Forestry Association, one of the state's leading forestry advocacy organizations, has awarded a University of Georgia coordinator one of its highest honors for her years of service to the forestry community. The association also honored the committee she coordinates for, recognizing its efforts to promote sustainable forestry in the state.
August 5, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA plant geneticist wins international fellowship
University of Georgia plant genetics researcher Chung-Jui Tsai has been named an International Academy of Wood Science fellow, one of the highest honors given by the academy for scientists in this field of study.
July 8, 2013 | General News
UGA donates research sturgeon to Atlanta Community Food Bank, Tennessee Aquarium
A hundred California white sturgeon used in a University of Georgia swimming study could have been tossed in a landfill once the research project ended. But instead they'll be feeding the poor and awing visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium.
July 2, 2013 | General News
Georgia develops first nationally accredited environmental education program
The University of Georgia recently helped a state program—the Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia Certification Program—achieve national accreditation status, making ATEEG the first to attain this standing from the North American Association for Environmental Education.
June 21, 2013 | General News
Forest industry leaders elected to UGA Center for Forest Business advisory committee
Two of the forest industry's top leaders have been elected the chairman and vice-chairman of the advisory committee for the University of Georgia's Center for Forest Business. William F. "Bill" Miller and Pete Madden will serve three-year terms in the chair and vice-chair positions, respectively.
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.