April 22, 2016 | Research News
Scientists, including UGA researcher, discover new reef system at mouth of Amazon River
A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves—something that makes finding a reef in the Amazon plume an unexpected discovery.
April 18, 2016 | General News
Georgia 4-H turns to oysters, volunteers to combat erosion on Tybee Island
This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.
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.
March 29, 2016 | General News
Watershed UGA launches campaign to ‘daylight’ campus streams
Most of the streams that run through the University of Georgia campus flow through culverts underground, making them out of sight and out of mind. A recent survey of students and community members found that more than 20 percent of those asked weren't aware that there are any streams on campus.
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.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance
While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia's J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there's more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.
December 15, 2015 | General News
UGA Marine Extension launches state’s first oyster hatchery
With Georgia's oyster season just beginning, the University of Georgia Marine Extension has opened the state's first oyster hatchery, which is expected to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia.
November 12, 2015 | General News
Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia is funding research projects that address critical environmental and economic challenges in coastal Georgia.
September 21, 2015 | Research News
Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health, UGA study finds
The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new University of Georgia research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites—which are critical for a healthy ecosystem.
August 27, 2015 | Research News
Skidaway scientists work to predict 22nd century look of Georgia coast
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander is working on a project to predict how the Georgia coast—characterized by a complex system of barrier islands, salt marshes, estuaries, tidal creeks and rivers—may look 25, 50 and 100 years from now. As the sea level rises over the next century, that picture is changing.
August 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA collaboration discovers toxic chemical in birds outside of Superfund site
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have found that a contaminated mixture called Aroclor 1268 has spread beyond a former chemical plant, now a Superfund site, near Brunswick.
August 13, 2015 | General News
UGA Skidaway Institute produces informational video on black gill in Georgia shrimp
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has produced an informational video to educate the public about black gill, a condition affecting Georgia shrimp, and the institute's research into the problem.
August 10, 2015 | Research News
Non-native marine species’ spread, impact explained by time since introduction
The time since the introduction of a non-native marine species best explains its global range, according to new research by an international team of scientists led by University of Georgia ecologist James E. Byers. The study, published in the open access journal Nature Scientific Reports, also contains a warning: The vast majority of marine invaders have not yet finished spreading.
June 30, 2015 | Research News
New study reveals mechanism regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands
Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research from the University of Georgia identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Skidaway Institute participates in worldwide ocean snapshot
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography joined researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean Sampling Day on June 21, the summer solstice.