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.
September 8, 2010 | General News
Study may help predict extinction tipping point for species
What if there were a way to predict when a species was about to become extinct-in time to do something about it?
August 23, 2010 | Research News
GA researchers receive grants to assess environmental impacts of Gulf oil spill
Two University of Georgia marine sciences researchers, Samantha Joye and Patricia Medeiros, have received rapid response grants from the National Science Foundation to further assess the environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
August 16, 2010 | General News
Report concludes that nearly 80 percent of oil from Gulf spill remains
A report released today by the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia concludes that up to 79 percent of the oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon well has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem.
June 29, 2010 | General News
UGA oil spill research resources
UGA oil spill research resources
January 16, 2009 | Research News
UGA study may give hope that ivory-billed woodpeckers still around
Until credible sightings popped up three years ago, the scientific world was in agreement that ivory-billed woodpeckers had gone the way of the dodo. A new study conducted by University of Georgia researchers reveals that the ivory-billed woodpecker could have persisted if as few as five mated pairs survived the extensive habitat loss during the early 1900's.
November 4, 2008 | General News
Black bear conservation efforts have strong support from public
A new survey by the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources shows that Middle Georgia residents overwhelmingly support efforts to conserve black bears in their part of the state.
March 26, 2008 | General News
UGA observes Historic Preservation Month in April
The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design is celebrating Historic Preservation Month by holding several events in April. The observance will be a month early to maximize participation on campus.