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.
January 7, 2013 | Events on Campus
Native Plant Symposium to help gardeners create beautiful, sustainable habitats
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will host its annual Native Plant Symposium Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year's symposium will emphasize sustainability and plantings that support pollinating insects. Presentations will focus on native plants for pollinators, pollination and fertilization in flowering plants, sustainable landscaping and Monarch butterflies and bees.
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.
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 15, 2012 | Research News
UGA study may lead to more effective rabies control strategies
A new study of rabies in vampire bats in Peru has found that culling bats—a common rabies control strategy—does not reduce rates of rabies exposure in bat colonies and may even be counterproductive. The findings may eventually help public health and agriculture officials in Peru develop more effective methods for preventing rabies infections in humans and livestock. The study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on June 13, was conducted by a team of scientists from the U.S. and Peru led by Daniel Streicker, a postdoctoral associate in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology.
April 10, 2012 | Events on Campus
‘G-Day the Green Way’ to host KidFest, highlight sustainable tailgating
This year, G-Day attendees have more than the football game to look forward to.
February 24, 2012 | Research News
For the birds: Aquatic ecologist studies silent killer of bald eagles
Something is killing American bald eagles, and Susan Wilde is determined to find out what. An assistant professor in the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Wilde has a theory about the silent killer of America's most famous birds. She thinks their food is killing them, causing avian vacuolar myelinopathy, with deadly brain lesions and neurological problems.
November 28, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA alumnus to discuss book inspired by H. Ronald Pulliam’s work
Jianguo Liu, who received his doctorate in ecology from the University of Georgia in 1992 and is now director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, will present a seminar on his new book Sources, Sinks and Sustainability on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology auditorium.
August 30, 2011 | General News
UGA ecology website DiscoverLife.org to celebrate first billion hits
DiscoverLife.org, an online interactive encyclopedia created by associate professor John Pickering of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will reach its first billion hits this fall. To celebrate this milestone and plan for the future, the Discover Life staff and collaborators will hold a symposium entitled "Discover Life: The Next Billion Hits" Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. in the ecology school.
August 23, 2011 | General News
Springfield Legacy Foundation supports UGA Programs
The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Georgia Sea Grant Program are two of the four organizations supported by the Springfield Legacy Foundation established in 2007 by Laura Devendorf of Midway, Ga.
August 8, 2011 | Research News
UGA researchers study threats to white sturgeon
University of Georgia researchers are working to understand why the nation's largest freshwater fish, the white sturgeon, is struggling in northern California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, an environmentally endangered area suffering from declining fish populations and pollution.