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.
June 1, 2016 | Research News
Researchers find positive connection between wood duck’s reproduction, survival
Using long-term data and breeding history of female wood ducks, researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory set out to determine what affects the waterfowl's ability to reproduce and survive.
May 24, 2016 | Expert Voice
Hurricane season starts June 1 - UGA experts available
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 (and runs through Nov. 30), and, like every summer, we're expecting everything in between.
May 20, 2016 | Research News
UGA geneticist receives $1.1 million to study how plants will respond to climate change
Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.
May 19, 2016 | General News
Housing residents donate more than 70,000 pounds of material to local charities
On-campus University of Georgia residents donated an estimated 73,660 pounds of material to eight nonprofit organizations during move-out last week—a weight comparable to three UGA buses.
May 18, 2016 | Research News
UGA experts travel to Gulf of Mexico to investigate May 12 oil spill
A team of research scientists led by University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye is on a rapid response research cruise to assess the impact of a crude oil spill approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, on the biological communities in the Gulf of Mexico's water column.
May 13, 2016 | General News
White House hosts event on the future of microbiomes
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's May 13 event on microbiomes—communities of microorganisms that live on and in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere—featured presentations from four scientists including the University of Georgia's Samantha Joye.
May 9, 2016 | Research News
UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio
Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters-except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa's Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S.
May 3, 2016 | General News
UGA, Italian university partner for first-of-its-kind program in sustainable agriculture
To promote collaboration on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture today, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the University of Padova in Italy for a groundbreaking dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture.
April 28, 2016 | Research News
Building on shells: UGA interdisciplinary study starts unraveling mysteries of Calusa kingdom
Centuries before modern countries such as Dubai and China started building islands, native peoples in southwest Florida known as the Calusa were piling shells into massive heaps to construct their own water-bound towns.