March 15, 2013 | General News
Short film by UGA ecology student to screen at Savannah film festival
A short film by Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The 2013 festival kicks off March 20-24 in Savannah and features documentaries from around the world that highlight marine science and related issues.
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.
February 8, 2013 | General News
UGA marine science graduate receives 2013 Sea Grant marine policy fellowship
Carrie Givens, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia marine science doctoral program, will join 49 students from across the country in the prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship starting this February.
December 18, 2012 | Research News
UGA scientific divers discover 36,000-year-old Atlantic gray whale fossil
While the Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction by the 1700s, the Pacific or California gray swims today with a population near its pre-whaling levels. University of Georgia scientists have published their discovery of an Atlantic gray whale fossil off the Georgia coast that has re-enlivened efforts to connect the two species.
December 11, 2012 | Research News
Fish have enormous nutrient impacts on marine ecosystems, study finds
Fish play a far more important role as contributors of nutrients to marine ecosystems than previously thought, according to researchers at the University of Georgia and Florida International University. In a pair of papers in the journal Ecology, they show that fish contribute more nutrients to their local ecosystems than any other source-enough to cause changes in the growth rates of the organisms at the base of the food web.
December 11, 2012 | Research News
NSF renews $5.8 million grant for Georgia coastal research
A consortium of universities headed by the University of Georgia will continue ecological field research on the marshes and estuaries of the Georgia coast following the renewal of a six-year, $5.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will help scientists understand how these ecosystems function, track changes over time and predict how they might be affected by future variations in climate and human activities.
November 14, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Holland elected as Paleontological Society president
University of Georgia faculty member Steven Holland has been named president of the Paleontological Society. Holland, a professor in the department of geology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was elected at the recent Geological Society of America meeting held Nov. 3-7 in Charlotte, N.C.
November 13, 2012 | General News
Risse named interim director of UGA’s Marine Extension Service
Mark Risse, Georgia Power Professor of Water Resources in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering and at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, has been named interim director of the UGA Marine Extension Service. Risse will replace Randy Walker, who is retiring Dec. 1 after more than 32 years of service at the University of Georgia.
October 25, 2012 | Research News
UGA student a finalist in National Science Foundation research video contest
Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is a finalist in a video contest sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Her video, which takes viewers underwater to explore the root systems of tropical mangrove forests, is one of 14 to progress to the contest's final round and is also in competition for the People's Choice award.
October 12, 2012 | Events on Campus
Marine Science Day 2012: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium celebrates 40 years
Marine education and research organizations are joining forces to celebrate Georgia's coast at the Skidaway Marine Science Day 2012. The campus-wide open house will be held Oct. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. on Skidaway Island.
October 9, 2012 | General News
Fifth annual community beach sweep slated for Georgia-Florida football weekend
Brunswick community members and volunteers will gather to "sweep" the beaches of St. Simons Island on the morning of Oct. 27 as football fans head to Jacksonville, Fla., for the Georgia-Florida game. The community cleanup is part of the fifth annual Georgia-Florida Football Weekend Community Beach Sweep.
October 4, 2012 | General News
New group of Georgia Sea Grant interns educate along the coast
Georgia Sea Grant has awarded four one-year marine education internships to recent college graduates from across the country. The 2012-2013 interns will serve as educators for the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service.
August 23, 2012 | Events on Campus
Biology mural brings together sciences, art at UGA
A new "Seascape" mural at the University of Georgia will be formally unveiled Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. on the third floor hall of the biological sciences building. The depiction is a collaboration of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences division of biological sciences, the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the department of marine sciences.
June 20, 2012 | General News
Georgia shrimper’s turtle excluder device receives national certification
Collaboration between a Georgia shrimper, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant led to federal certification of a new turtle excluder device designed to allow sea turtles to escape more quickly and reduce the unwanted bycatch of finfish, sharks, rays and ecologically important invertebrates like horseshoe crabs.
May 14, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA graduate student wins fellowship to study invasive seaweed, nutrient pollution
Linsey Haram, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has received a three-year National Estuarine Research Reserve System graduate research fellowship, one of only nine awarded in 2012.