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.
March 5, 2015 | Research News
Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find
An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now.
March 2, 2015 | Events on Campus
Pulitzer Prize winning environmental journalist Dan Fagin to speak at UGA
Environmental journalist Dan Fagin will discuss his 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation," March 19 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology's auditorium.
February 3, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds high marine debris, need for standardized reporting along Georgia coast
University of Georgia researchers are hoping to find a consistent way to record the marine debris—particularly pieces of plastic—crowding Georgia's beaches as part of an effort to find a solution for the growing problem.
January 29, 2015 | General News
Monarch butterfly survey conveys both ‘despair and hope,’ according to UGA experts
A report on monarch butterflies by the World Wildlife Fund reveals that the area occupied by migratory monarchs wintering in Mexico in 2014 was 69 percent greater than last winter's historic low—but is still the second-smallest area occupied since record-keeping began in 1993, pointing to the need for continued conservation efforts.
January 15, 2015 | Research News
Canceled flights: For monarch butterflies, loss of migration means more disease
Human activities are disrupting the migration patterns of many species, including monarch butterflies. Some monarchs have stopped migrating to their traditional overwintering sites in Mexico, remaining in the southern U.S. to breed during the winter.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.
January 12, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Odum School of Ecology to hold graduate student symposium Jan. 16-17
The 21st annual Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will be held Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17 in the ecology auditorium. A showcase for student research, the symposium is free and open to the public.
January 8, 2015 | Research News
Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive, then spread infectious diseases
Parasitic worms, which infect millions of people and animals around the world, have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, University of Georgia ecologist Vanessa Ezenwa found that de-worming drastically improved an animal's chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the spread of tuberculosis in the population.
November 18, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $18.8 million to continue Gulf of Mexico oil spill research
A group of scientists led by the University of Georgia's Samantha Joye has received a new grant to continue its studies of natural oil seeps and to track the impacts of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
November 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
New student organization at UGA aims to promote equality in the sciences
Concerned about retaining and advancing women in science and technology careers, a group of University of Georgia students formed an organization to promote equality.
November 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system
John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks.
November 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA researcher developing satellite-mapping tools to measure carbon capture in salt marshes
Coastal salt marshes are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world, efficient natural mechanisms for carbon sequestration that produce biomass above and below the ground as they soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. And while their gain and loss as protection from storm surge is well documented, their capacity for carbon capture is an unknown.