August 22, 2016 | General News
National Park Service turns 100—UGA has experts to discuss
On Aug. 25, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old. When President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the NPS, it was part of the Department of the Interior and was responsible for protecting the existing 35 national parks and monuments.
August 1, 2016 | Research News
Study shows heat dangers of inflatable bounce houses
Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study.
July 29, 2016 | Research News
Satellite data reveal serious decline in Georgia salt marsh health
Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area.
July 22, 2016 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute scientists to study role of sunlight on marine CO2 production
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have received a $527,050 grant from the National Science Foundation Chemical Oceanography Program to answer one of the long-standing questions about carbon in the ocean—the rate sunlight produces carbon dioxide from organic carbon molecules in the sea.
July 21, 2016 | Research News
Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases
Ecologists at the University of Georgia are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a paper published in Ecology Letters, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space—can provide valuable insights about disease.
July 12, 2016 | Research News
New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production
Sweetgum trees thrive under diverse conditions, grow as fast as pine trees and provide the type of fiber needed for specialty papers-and they've long been desired by paper and bioenergy producers.
July 5, 2016 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute receives funding for regional glider network
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards is leading a team that has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, or SECOORA, to establish a regional glider network.
June 30, 2016 | General News
UGA expert: Don’t let ticks scare you
Don't be afraid of ticks, says Nancy Hinkle, a University of Georgia professor of entomology.
June 28, 2016 | General News
UGA experts offer knowledge, advice for the Fourth
The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and at the University of Georgia, we're here to help you as you craft your Independence Day stories.
June 22, 2016 | General News
UGA to get 19 new electric buses
The University of Georgia has been awarded $10 million from the state of Georgia to purchase 19 electric buses.
June 9, 2016 | General News
Georgia teachers among first to join UGA Skidaway Institute research cruises
JoCasta Green became a teacher after she was told as a child she couldn't be a scientist because she was a girl. In May, the pre-K teacher from Decatur achieved a small piece of her childhood dream by joining a research cruise on board the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography's Research Vessel Savannah.
June 9, 2016 | Research News
Study links 2015 melting Greenland ice to faster Arctic warming
A new study provides the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification—faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as sea ice disappears.
June 8, 2016 | Events on Campus
Black gill stakeholders meeting set for June 22
As the 2016 Georgia shrimping season gets underway, the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant along with the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will host a meeting to present the latest research and other information on black gill in Georgia and South Carolina shrimp. The meeting will be held at the UGA Marine Extension Aquarium at the north end of Skidaway Island in Savannah on June 22 from 1-4 p.m.
June 6, 2016 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute studies nutrient levels in Georgia’s coastal estuaries
How much of a nutrient load is too much for Georgia's coastal rivers and estuaries? A research team from University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is helping Georgia's Environmental Protection Division answer that question. Their primary focus is on the estuary at the mouth of the Ogeechee River, where the researchers are measuring nutrient concentrations and other water properties to determine how they change as they flow through the estuary.
June 3, 2016 | General News
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory to launch radionuclide outreach program
The University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory will begin working this summer with the community of Shell Bluff in Burke County to help its residents understand the impacts of nuclear industrial operations in the surrounding area.