January 30, 2017 | Research News
Study identifies the Southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways
After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, the University of Georgia River Basin Center and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute recently published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic wildlife that live in these freshwater ecosystems.
December 19, 2016 | Research News
White ibis salmonella shedding increases with urbanization, new UGA study finds
The more urbanized a place is, the more white ibises there are carrying salmonella-the same kind that can make people sick, a new University of Georgia study has found.
December 12, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers calculating northern bobwhite population, survival rates
University of Georgia researchers have been tasked with figuring out how many northern bobwhites are out there-and whether rabbit hunting is interfering with quail hunting in east Georgia hunting grounds.
June 30, 2016 | General News
UGA expert: Don’t let ticks scare you
Don't be afraid of ticks, says Nancy Hinkle, a University of Georgia professor of entomology.
June 8, 2016 | Events on Campus
Black gill stakeholders meeting set for June 22
As the 2016 Georgia shrimping season gets underway, the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant along with the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will host a meeting to present the latest research and other information on black gill in Georgia and South Carolina shrimp. The meeting will be held at the UGA Marine Extension Aquarium at the north end of Skidaway Island in Savannah on June 22 from 1-4 p.m.
June 6, 2016 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute studies nutrient levels in Georgia’s coastal estuaries
How much of a nutrient load is too much for Georgia's coastal rivers and estuaries? A research team from University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is helping Georgia's Environmental Protection Division answer that question. Their primary focus is on the estuary at the mouth of the Ogeechee River, where the researchers are measuring nutrient concentrations and other water properties to determine how they change as they flow through the estuary.
June 1, 2016 | Research News
Researchers find positive connection between wood duck’s reproduction, survival
Using long-term data and breeding history of female wood ducks, researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory set out to determine what affects the waterfowl's ability to reproduce and survive.
April 18, 2016 | Research News
30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world's largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies—including a just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory—validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at the site.
April 11, 2016 | Research News
Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory warn that the extinction of two amphibian species—the southern toad and the southern leopard frog—may be hastened by the combined effects of climate change and copper-contaminated wetlands.
February 2, 2016 | Research News
Helping the helpers: Improving safety for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators
Volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in Australia help protect the public from diseases carried by bats. A new study provides recommendations for future investment by state and territory governments that could reduce health risks to the volunteers themselves.
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.
November 25, 2015 | Research News
Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
November 3, 2015 | Research News
Wing structure helps female monarch butterflies outperform males in flight
Evidence has been mounting that female monarch butterflies are better at flying and more successful at migration than males, and researchers from the University of Georgia have now come up with an explanation—but not one they expected.
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.
October 5, 2015 | Research News
International research team finds thriving wildlife populations in Chernobyl
A team of international researchers, including James Beasley, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School Forestry and Natural Resources, has discovered abundant populations of wildlife at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident that released radioactive particles into the environment and forced a massive evacuation of the human population.