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 4, 2015 | General News
UGA ecologist publishes new book on monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies are among the most recognizable—and beloved—butterflies in the world. Migratory monarchs in North America have also experienced alarming declines in recent years.
May 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. Their study, which includes maps showing potential future disease hot spots, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 15, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases
More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases.
May 11, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA faculty, alumni named Ecological Society of America Fellows
Craig Osenberg, a professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. He is the fifth current or former UGA ecology faculty member so honored since the program began in 2012.
May 7, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Annual Sustainable UGA Awards given to outstanding students, faculty, staff
Four members of the University of Georgia community received high marks from the UGA Office of Sustainability in the annual round of Sustainable UGA Awards for outstanding faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate students.
May 4, 2015 | Research News
Threatened reef-building corals have diverse symbiotic algae partners, UGA study finds
Continued University of Georgia research on the threatened Caribbean reef-building coral, Orbicella faveolata, finds that latitudinal patterns play a key role in the type of symbiotic algae that the coral associates with.
April 20, 2015 | Research News
Animal parasite study could help humans ‘manage nasty diseases’
The evolutionary history, body size and geographic range of an animal species are predictors for the diversity of parasites—or disease—that species carries, according to University of Georgia researchers.
April 15, 2015 | Research News
Parasite load influences outcome of animal fights, UGA student study finds
University of Georgia ecologist Andy Davis and his students studied beetles and their parasite loads last summer as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UGA, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Their results-that infected beetles were slightly more likely to lose fights-were published earlier this month in the journal PLOS One.
April 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
2015 UGA Earth Week to celebrate green initiatives, volunteer opportunities
Each spring, the University of Georgia hosts UGA Earth Week to encourage sustainable living. The weeklong celebration centers on the national Earth Day holiday on April 22.
April 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
Ecologist Nancy Grimm to deliver 2015 Odum Lecture at UGA
Ecologist Nancy Grimm will deliver the 30th annual Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on April 21 at 4 p.m. in the ecology auditorium. Her presentation will be followed by a reception and is free and open to the public.
April 7, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher proposes theory on how metabolism, carbon affect ecosystem
Through their metabolic cycle, humans and other organisms break down molecules that include carbon to temporarily obtain energy from the environment. New research from the University of Georgia takes this a step further, demonstrating that these organisms predictably affect the properties of the ecosystems around them.
March 30, 2015 | Events on Campus
Law professor who argued ‘snail darter’ case to give Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture at UGA
Zygmunt Plater, a professor of law at Boston College, will give the University of Georgia's Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture on April 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. Plater will speak on "The Snail Darter and the Dam: A Very Small Endangered Fish's Travels Through the Corridors of American Power."
March 23, 2015 | Research News
Setting a dinner table for wildlife can affect their risk of disease
Supplemental feeding of wildlife can increase the spread of some infectious diseases and decrease the spread of others. A new study by University of Georgia ecologists finds that the outcome depends on the type of pathogen and the source of food.
March 13, 2015 | General News
UGA awards student scholarships for study abroad in sustainability
Two University of Georgia students recently received scholarships as part of the Office of Sustainability's Study Abroad in Sustainability. The awards—to graduate student Rachel Durham of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and undergraduate James "Walker" Tuten of Roswell—were made possible by the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment.