October 18, 2013 | Events on Campus
Hatchling sea turtle Rider to be on view at Skidaway Marine Science Day
Visitors to the Skidaway Marine Science Day will be able to catch a rare glimpse of Rider, the University of Georgia Aquarium's new hatchling loggerhead sea turtle, on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held on the north end of Skidaway Island, the free event will include behind-the-scenes tours of the aquarium, opportunities to explore research vessels and hands-on science activities.
October 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Russell Library to host panel discussion on Endangered Species Act
Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Endangered Species Act, the University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a panel discussion on Oct. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
September 13, 2013 | Research News
Immune system study could help conserve endangered species
A study by University of Georgia ecologists has found that diversity in mammal immune system genes may have more to do with the opportunity to choose a mate than with exposure to parasites.
August 22, 2013 | Research News
Tree-killing insect emerald ash borer found in Georgia
For years, foresters and invasive insect experts—including those at the University of Georgia—have been on the lookout for the arrival of an unwelcome guest in Georgia. Now that the emerald ash borer is here, they are hoping the public will help restrict the insect's spread within the state.
July 1, 2013 | Research News
Study identifies priorities for improving global conservation funding
A new University of Georgia study has identified the worst and best countries in the world in terms of funding for biodiversity conservation. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also suggests how funding should change to help achieve the United Nations 2020 goals on reducing extinction.
June 4, 2013 | Research News
Social networks could help prevent disease outbreaks in endangered chimpanzees
Many think of social networks in terms of Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but for recent University of Georgia doctoral graduate Julie Rushmore, social networks are tools in the fight against infectious diseases.
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.