February 9, 2017 | Research News
UGA scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield
A team of UGA researchers is developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and unmanned aerial drones that can quickly and accurately gather and analyze crop data.
February 8, 2017 | General News
Extension viticulture specialist to help state’s vineyards
UGA Extension recently hired its first full-time wine grape Extension specialist.
January 31, 2017 | Research News
Coal burning linked to toxic contaminants found in raccoons
University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers have shown that the toxic elements in coal ash accumulate in the livers of raccoons that forage for their food in and around the ponds containing the waste.
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.
January 20, 2017 | Research News
Sundance film ‘Chasing Coral’ features UGA ecologist James W. Porter
"Chasing Coral" follows scientists charting the loss of coral reefs around the world.
January 11, 2017 | Research News
Researchers receive Moore Foundation grant to study the global ocean microbiome
A $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow University of Georgia researchers to uncover answers about an important metabolic link that takes place in the Earth's oceans.
December 19, 2016 | Research News
White ibis salmonella shedding increases with urbanization, new UGA study finds
The more urbanized a place is, the more white ibises there are carrying salmonella-the same kind that can make people sick, a new University of Georgia study has found.
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.
December 12, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers calculating northern bobwhite population, survival rates
University of Georgia researchers have been tasked with figuring out how many northern bobwhites are out there-and whether rabbit hunting is interfering with quail hunting in east Georgia hunting grounds.
December 9, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA students awarded grants for sustainability solutions
The University of Georgia awarded $40,000 to fund 11 interdisciplinary student projects through the Office of Sustainability's annual Campus Sustainability Grants program.
November 30, 2016 | Events on Campus
Experts to discuss economy, livestock regulations, 2018 farm bill at Georgia Ag Forecast
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state's largest industry.
November 29, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists
The University of Georgia received a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University award by the League of American Bicyclists for its commitment to safe, enjoyable and convenient bicycling for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
November 23, 2016 | General News
Watershed UGA announces winners of Daylighting the Watershed design competition
November 14, 2016 | General News
Registration for the 2017 Flavor of Georgia contest now open
Whether it's a specialty sweet treat, small-batch pork sausage or pimento cheese made from grandma's secret recipe, the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest shines the spotlight on the state's craft food scene. The contest, in its second decade, serves as a springboard for food entrepreneurs, assisting them in testing new products and reaching a larger audience, and helps new craft brands break into new markets and expand sales. Registration for the 2017 Flavor of Georgia contest, which is conducted each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open at http://flavorofga.com/.
November 2, 2016 | General News
UGA-led consortium, conservation agencies to present statewide ocean-themed film contest
A team of University of Georgia-based marine researchers investigating the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico are teaming up with local and statewide conservation agencies to co-present the 2017 Ripple Effect Film Project.