December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA Skidaway Institute assists in sea turtle release
Delta, a loggerhead sea turtle, spent the first 15 months of her life in an aquarium tank, but now she is swimming free in the Atlantic Ocean, courtesy of the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and its Research Vessel Savannah.
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 10, 2013 | General News
Georgia 4-H celebrates millionth environmental education student
With the arrival of 456 third- through fifth-graders at the University of Georgia Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, Georgia 4-H marked its millionth student served by its environmental education program.
August 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA lab plays key role in identifying dolphin virus, urges people not to touch stranded animals
The University of Georgia Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, based at the College of Veterinary Medicine, played a key role in identifying the cause of the "unusual mortality event" for bottlenose dolphins announced this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
July 25, 2013 | Research News
Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease
Ecologists at the University of Georgia have discovered complex and surprising relationships between land cover and rates of transmission, illness and death from hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer.
June 11, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to celebrate National Pollinator Week with Brunswick event
The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant will celebrate National Pollinator Week this month in coastal Georgia. The university's CoastScapes sustainable landscaping program and its partners will host an educational kickoff event June 20 from 9 a.m.-noon at the MAREX Brunswick station and native plant demonstration garden at 715 Bay St.
May 31, 2013 | Research News
UGA entomologists ask Georgians to send in their cicadas
After weeks of anticipation, insect watchers are getting the show of a lifetime as the Brood II periodical cicadas emerge from the soil in the north Georgia mountains. University of Georgia entomologists are hoping to use the public's interest in this year's emergence as a chance to research and better map the range of the cicadas.
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.