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 27, 2015 | Events on Campus
State Botanical Garden celebrates National Pollinator Week with webinar and walk
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will celebrate National Pollinator Week, which is June 15-21, with a webinar on June 9 from 1-2 p.m. in the garden's administration building auditorium followed by an hourlong walk through the Pollinator Garden led by botanical garden naturalists. Both events are free and open to the public.
May 20, 2015 | Research News
UGA study assesses climate change vulnerability in Georgia
New research from the University of Georgia assesses the communities in the state most vulnerable to changes in temperature and precipitation.
May 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. Their study, which includes maps showing potential future disease hot spots, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 15, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases
More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases.
May 14, 2015 | Research News
Further assessment needed of dispersants used in response to oil spills
New commentary in Nature Reviews Microbiology by Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia and her colleagues argues for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills.
May 14, 2015 | Research News
UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
May 12, 2015 | Research News
Physicians can play key role in preventing foodborne illness, says UGA’s Mike Doyle
Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of foodborne illness, said the University of Georgia's Michael Doyle.
May 12, 2015 | General News
UGA Press secures the Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for Arts and Environment Publications
The University of Georgia Press has established the Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for the Arts and Environment to underwrite the publication of a wide range of scholarly and general interest books in the areas of poetry, landscape architecture, historic preservation, environmental planning and related topics.
May 11, 2015 | Research News
Farmland management changes can boost carbon sequestration rates
Well-maintained pastures prevent erosion, protect water and, as it turns out, can restore the soil's organic matter much more quickly than previously thought, according to a team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Florida.
May 11, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA faculty, alumni named Ecological Society of America Fellows
Craig Osenberg, a professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. He is the fifth current or former UGA ecology faculty member so honored since the program began in 2012.
May 7, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Annual Sustainable UGA Awards given to outstanding students, faculty, staff
Four members of the University of Georgia community received high marks from the UGA Office of Sustainability in the annual round of Sustainable UGA Awards for outstanding faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate students.
May 7, 2015 | General News
UGA Marine Extension launches Georgia Seafood Directory
A revamped online seafood directory that aims to help Georgia consumers and retailers gain better access to fresh Georgia seafood is being launched by the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, units of the Office of Public Service and Outreach.
May 6, 2015 | General News
Dale Greene named dean of UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
W. Dale Greene, a long-serving faculty member and administrator in the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been named its dean, effective June 1.
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.