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.
July 12, 2016 | Research News
New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production
Sweetgum trees thrive under diverse conditions, grow as fast as pine trees and provide the type of fiber needed for specialty papers-and they've long been desired by paper and bioenergy producers.
March 1, 2016 | Research News
Trees vital to improving stream quality, UGA study finds
Want better streams? Plant some trees, according to a University of Georgia study.
January 26, 2016 | Research News
Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers—in the U.S. and around the globe—they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.
January 12, 2016 | General News
Forestry program at UGA’s Warnell School reaccredited for 10 years
The University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has once again received full accreditation from the Society of American Foresters, marking nearly 90 years of continuous accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree.
October 29, 2015 | Research News
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people
People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease.
September 29, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Warnell School to honor distinguished alumni at Homecoming festivities
The University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will honor two alumni over Homecoming weekend.
September 28, 2015 | Research News
Be on the lookout this fall: Deer-vehicle collisions increase during breeding season
Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It's also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
September 24, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA forest health researcher named Entomological Society of America Science Policy Fellow
University of Georgia tree health expert Kamal Gandhi has been named a Science Policy Fellow for the Entomological Society of America, just one of five scientists across the country named to the program.
August 28, 2015 | Research News
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to use federal assistance
Many Southern African-American forest landowners are not participating in federal assistance programs because of a mistrust of the government, unclear property titles and inability to pay required upfront costs, a new study from the University of Georgia finds.
July 2, 2015 | Research News
Rumors of southern pine deaths have been exaggerated, UGA researchers say
Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: Don't panic.
June 26, 2015 | Research News
Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development
Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature.
June 4, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria
Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, published recently in the early online edition of the journal New Phytologist, opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants.
June 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA’s sea turtle genetic fingerprinting research project featured in world report
Sea turtle researchers in the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are using new technologies to unlock the mysteries of the ancient mariners: genetic fingerprinting.
May 14, 2015 | Research News
UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.