January 30, 2017 | Research News
Study identifies the Southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways
After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, the University of Georgia River Basin Center and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute recently published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic wildlife that live in these freshwater ecosystems.
December 13, 2016 | Research News
Eat and be eaten: Invasive scavengers in Hawaii alter island nutrient cycle
Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that invasive species on Hawaii Island, or the Big Island of Hawaii, may be especially successful invaders because they are formidable scavengers of carcasses of other animals and after death, a nutrient resource for other invasive scavengers.
September 21, 2015 | Research News
Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health, UGA study finds
The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new University of Georgia research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites—which are critical for a healthy ecosystem.
August 24, 2015 | General News
UGA ecologist publishes book on small animal road ecology
For many species of wildlife, particularly those that are small and slow-moving, roads can be major barriers, often with dire consequences for individual animals and entire populations.
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.
June 2, 2015 | General News
Largest gopher tortoise release in Georgia scheduled for June 5 near Waynesboro
Georgia's gopher tortoise population will get a significant boost with the arrival of 153 tortoises on Friday, June 5, at 9 a.m. at Yuchi Wildlife Management Area near Waynesboro. A collaboration between the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, St. Catherines Island Foundation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Reed Bingham State Park will result in the largest gopher tortoise release to date in Georgia.
June 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA’s sea turtle genetic fingerprinting research project featured in world report
Sea turtle researchers in the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are using new technologies to unlock the mysteries of the ancient mariners: genetic fingerprinting.
May 28, 2015 | General News
UGA researchers to host media, education day during Gulf of Mexico expedition
A team of UGA researchers and their colleagues in the ECOGIG—Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf—Research Consortium will host a media and education day Monday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gulfport, Mississippi.
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 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Engineering to host screening of ‘eXXpedition’ at Cine
For someone who spends much of her time studying the flow of plastic waste into the world's oceans, Jenna Jambeck's first excursion on a sailboat came just last year: a 19-day trans-Atlantic voyage with a crew of 13 other women. The voyage is chronicled in the documentary film "eXXpedition," which will be screened April 27 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
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."
January 30, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers unlock new way to clone hemlock trees able to fight off deadly pest
For the first time, University of Georgia researchers have successfully cryogenically frozen germplasm from hemlock trees being wiped out across the eastern U.S. by an invasive insect. They've also unlocked a new way to clone the few hemlock trees apparently fighting off the hemlock woolly adelgid, which could potentially lead to a solution for the pest.
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.
December 2, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers work to develop stem cell bank for Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard
Less than four years ago, the University of Georgia's Franklin West, an assistant professor, and Steven Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, contacted Zoo Atlanta about the possibility of producing a bank of stem cells from two species in danger of extinction: the Sumatran tiger and the clouded leopard.