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.
October 22, 2014 | General News
High school student tackles insect powerhouse through UGA Young Dawgs Program
A recent study in the Journal of Insect Behavior by Andy Davis, a faculty member in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, found that horned passalus beetles can lift more than 300 times their own weight without breaking a sweat. Now, Davis has teamed up with Jake LeFeuvre, a senior from Oconee County High School, to find out how internal parasites influence the beetles' strength.
October 6, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Sonia Altizer named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology
Sonia Altizer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named the University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Ecology.
October 2, 2014 | General News
UGA ecologist publishes new ‘Foundations’ textbook on macroecology
John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology, is the co-editor of a new textbook, "Foundations of Macroecology," published by the University of Chicago Press as part of its Foundations series.
October 2, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA marine sciences to present ‘Science at the Stadium’ this Saturday
The University of Georgia marine sciences department and faculty will present "Science at the Stadium" on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north entry to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education across from the Lumpkin Street entrance to the South Campus parking deck.
October 1, 2014 | Research News
Genetic analysis reveals surprises about the monarch butterfly
With their distinctive orange wings, remarkable long-distance migration and widespread presence, monarch butterflies are some of the most recognizable butterflies in the world. A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Chicago and including University of Georgia ecologist Sonia Altizer, has published a study in Nature that reveals unexpected answers to the origins of monarchs and the genetic basis of their best-known traits.
September 24, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Nibbelink named director of UGA’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research
The University of Georgia's Center for Integrative Conservation Research has tapped Nate Nibbelink to lead its efforts to support innovative approaches to conservation and sustainability challenges.
September 17, 2014 | Research News
Species going extinct 1,000 times faster than in pre-human times, study finds
University of Georgia ecologists John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct today 1,000 times faster than during pre-human times—a rate an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate.
September 9, 2014 | General News
UGA’s SREL scientists give desert tortoises in California a head start
Research scientists from the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory participated in the recent dedication ceremony of the Ivanpah Desert Tortoise Research Facility in Mountain Pass, California.
September 9, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on 2014 State of the Birds
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on the 2014 State of the Birds report released today. Published 100 years after the demise of the last passenger pigeon, the report offers an overview of bird population data and trends, highlighting conservation success stories as well as species threatened with extinction.
September 3, 2014 | Research News
Sick gopher tortoises are unusually mobile, could be leading to disease spread, UGA study finds
Assumptions about how much and how far chronically ill gopher tortoises move around could be wrong, a new University of Georgia study has found. Following the movements of tortoises sick with upper respiratory tract diseases showed that the ailing reptiles migrate farther and could be spreading diseases more than originally thought.
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.