April 12, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA Honors student to present research findings on Capitol Hill
University of Georgia Honors student Theresa Stratmann will discuss her research with members of the Georgia and South Carolina congressional delegations as part of the Council for Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill Program.
March 15, 2013 | General News
Short film by UGA ecology student to screen at Savannah film festival
A short film by Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The 2013 festival kicks off March 20-24 in Savannah and features documentaries from around the world that highlight marine science and related issues.
October 25, 2012 | Research News
UGA student a finalist in National Science Foundation research video contest
Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is a finalist in a video contest sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Her video, which takes viewers underwater to explore the root systems of tropical mangrove forests, is one of 14 to progress to the contest's final round and is also in competition for the People's Choice award.
June 20, 2012 | General News
Georgia shrimper’s turtle excluder device receives national certification
Collaboration between a Georgia shrimper, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant led to federal certification of a new turtle excluder device designed to allow sea turtles to escape more quickly and reduce the unwanted bycatch of finfish, sharks, rays and ecologically important invertebrates like horseshoe crabs.
May 8, 2012 | Research News
UGA study finds in extinction risk, there’s not always safety in numbers
A basic tenet underpinning scientists' understanding of extinction is that more abundant species persist longer than their less abundant counterparts, but a new University of Georgia study reveals a much more complex relationship.
April 12, 2012 | Research News
UGA to study black bears in central Georgia
University of Georgia researchers have received a combined $701,000 in state grants to study the black bear population in middle Georgia-of particular concern in light of plans to widen a 15-mile stretch of road through a portion of the animal's habitat.
February 14, 2012 | Events on Campus
EcoFocus Film Festival unveils 2012 film lineup
The 2012 EcoFocus Film Festival will open with a screening of Buck, a documentary about the animal-human bond. The camera follows cowboy Buck Brannaman as he teaches people to communicate with horses using compassion instead of punishment. Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Favorite award, Buck is one of 18 feature-length and 22 short films to be shown at EcoFocus, which this year runs from March 23-31 at Ciné and various locations across the University of Georgia campus.
November 28, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA alumnus to discuss book inspired by H. Ronald Pulliam’s work
Jianguo Liu, who received his doctorate in ecology from the University of Georgia in 1992 and is now director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, will present a seminar on his new book Sources, Sinks and Sustainability on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology auditorium.
November 15, 2011 | Research News
New model more accurately describes migratory animals’ extinction risk
Predicting the risk of extinction is a complicated task, especially for species that migrate between breeding and wintering sites. Researchers at the University of Georgia and Tulane University have developed a mathematical model that may make such predictions more accurate. Their work appears in the early online edition of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
October 3, 2011 | Research News
‘Think globally, act locally’ also applies to extinction
While a species' extinction affects global biodiversity, its loss may have even greater impacts at the regional level, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers. The crucial factor is how closely related the lost species is to others nearby.
September 2, 2011 | General News
Threatened sea turtle “Eddie” released from UGA Aquarium; new hatchling arrives
A three-year-old loggerhead sea turtle nicknamed Eddie was released into the ocean on the morning of Friday, Sept. 2 after living at the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium (MECA) on Skidaway Island since it was a hatchling. After being tagged, Eddie crawled across the sands of Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge and headed into the surf with no signs of stress before disappearing into the waves.
August 19, 2011 | General News
Georgia students selected for Knauss Fellowship
University of Georgia student Kate Segarra and Savannah State University student Sanya Compton have been selected for the prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Segarra and Compton are two of only 51 students across the country selected for the program.
August 8, 2011 | General News
UGA researchers study threats to white sturgeon
University of Georgia researchers are working to understand why the nation's largest freshwater fish, the white sturgeon, is struggling in northern California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, an environmentally endangered area suffering from declining fish populations and pollution.
October 26, 2010 | General News
UGA professor to share in $4.45 million NOAA grant
University of Georgia associate professor Doug Peterson is sharing a $4.45 million, three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the status and movements of shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon in southeastern rivers.
September 9, 2010 | General News
EcoFocus Film Festival announces 2010 lineup
A world premiere and a U.S. premiere will be among the twenty-two feature and twenty-four short films to be screened at the third annual EcoFocus Film Festival in Athens, Sept. 24 to Oct. 3.