August 29, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on Endangered Species Act addition of threatened coral
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on the Aug. 27 decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to list 20 species of coral as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
August 27, 2014 | Research News
More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, UGA study shows
An invasive grass species frequently found in forests has created a thriving habitat for wolf spiders, who then feed on American toads, a new University of Georgia study has found.
August 22, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor emeritus receives meritorious teaching award in ichthyology
Gene Helfman, a professor emeritus in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, recently received the inaugural Meritorious Teaching Award in Ichthyology from two major scientific societies for the study of fishes.
August 20, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor wins national fisheries conservation award
On Aug. 18, University of Georgia professor Gary Grossman received the 2014 Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation "Sully" Award given annually by the American Fisheries Society, the largest professional fisheries organization in the world.
July 30, 2014 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute researchers complete ‘26 Hours on the Marsh’
Pitching a tent in the woods and fighting off mosquitos may not sound like logistics of a typical oceanography experiment, but that is how researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography completed an intensive, round-the-clock sampling regimen this month. The project, dubbed "26 Hours on the Marsh" was designed to investigate how salt marshes function and interact with their surrounding environment-specifically how bacteria consume and process carbon in the marsh.
July 14, 2014 | General News
UGA Skidaway Institute scientists to conduct ‘26 Hours on the Marsh’
Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will conduct an intensive regimen of around-the-clock sampling and testing into salt marsh biological and chemical activity on July 16-17. Dubbed "26 Hours on the Marsh," the program is part of a joint research effort between UGA Skidaway Institute and researchers from the University of Tennessee to study how salt marshes function and interact with their surrounding environment.
June 26, 2014 | Research News
Skidaway Institute joins international project to sample the world’s waters
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography participated in Ocean Sampling Day-an ambitious, international project to produce a single-day snapshot of microbial populations around the world. On Saturday, June 21, researchers collected water samples at 185 global sites, ranging from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean and from New Zealand to Iceland.
June 11, 2014 | Research News
Skidaway Institute participates in worldwide ocean sampling day
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will join researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean Sampling Day on Saturday, June 21. Ocean Sampling Day is the first global, simultaneous sampling of microbes in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters.
June 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA’s Marine Debris Tracker named in Apple’s ‘apps we can’t live without’
University of Georgia assistant engineering professor Jenna Jambeck usually isn't surprised when an email telling her the smartphone application she created in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—Marine Debris Tracker—has been mentioned in social media. But the tweet including it on June 2 caught her completely off guard.
June 3, 2014 | Research News
UGA ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event
New research by University of Georgia ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds light on how it changed a coral's community of algae—a change that could have long-term consequences for coral health, as bleaching is predicted to occur more frequently in the future.
May 12, 2014 | Research News
Fish communities key to balancing nutrients in coral reefs, UGA study finds
Coral reefs are among the most productive—and imperiled—ecosystems in the world. One of the many threats they face is pollution from runoff and poorly treated wastewater, which upsets the delicate balance of nutrients they require.
May 11, 2014 | Research News
UGA research examines fate of methane following the Deepwater Horizon spill
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million barrels of oil and up to 500,000 metric tonnes of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days. In the face of a seemingly insurmountable cleanup effort, many were relieved by reports following the disaster that naturally-occurring microbes had consumed much of the gas and oil.
May 8, 2014 | Honors & Awards
International Sea Turtle Society honors UGA ecologist with lifetime achievement award
James I. Richardson, instructor and undergraduate coordinator in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, recently received the International Sea Turtle Society's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in New Orleans.
March 13, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers return to Gulf oil spill site
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and other institutions will return to the Gulf of Mexico to assess the environmental impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout that discharged roughly 5 million gallons of oil into the ocean over a period of 84 days.
March 13, 2014 | General News
Media Advisory: UGA researchers to host media day before Deepwater Horizon research trip
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and other institutions is returning to the Gulf of Mexico to assess the environmental impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout that discharged roughly 5 million gallons of oil into the ocean over a period of 84 days. Prior to departure, members of the research team, including UGA marine scientist and Deepwater Horizon expert Samantha Joye, will host a media day on the R/V Atlantis dockside in the Port of Gulfport, Miss., on March 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.