February 2, 2016 | Research News
Helping the helpers: Improving safety for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators
Volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in Australia help protect the public from diseases carried by bats. A new study provides recommendations for future investment by state and territory governments that could reduce health risks to the volunteers themselves.
January 26, 2016 | Research News
Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers—in the U.S. and around the globe—they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.
January 20, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA to host regional summit on women in agriculture Feb. 8
The University of Georgia will host delegates from 13 states during a summit that will shape national policies and programs related to gender equity and leadership development in agriculture.
January 19, 2016 | Research News
UGA scientists using $5 million grant to combat invasive weed Johnsongrass
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in the world.
January 12, 2016 | General News
Forestry program at UGA’s Warnell School reaccredited for 10 years
The University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has once again received full accreditation from the Society of American Foresters, marking nearly 90 years of continuous accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree.
January 11, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Office of Sustainability awards grants to fund student projects
The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $40,000 to fund 10 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program.
January 4, 2016 | Research News
New model uses public health statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent
Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research, just published in Theoretical Ecology, lays the groundwork for a potential new tool in the fight against infectious diseases.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance
While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia's J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there's more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
NIH grants $2.1 million MERIT award extension to UGA researcher studying B-12
The National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year extension to the University of Georgia's Jorge C. Escalante. He will use the funds in the study of vitamin B-12, looking at the biosynthesis and anaerobic metabolism in salmonella.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
Harmful bacteria can survive in sandwich crackers, cookies for months, UGA study finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods.
December 16, 2015 | General News
Georgia Power, UGA advancing solar energy through solar tracking demonstration project
Georgia Power leaders joined University of Georgia officials, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and community and business leaders to dedicate a new one megawatt solar tracking demonstration project. The new project is located on a 10-acre site owned by UGA and is the result of a utility/university collaboration to further demonstrate and advance solar energy in Georgia.
December 15, 2015 | General News
UGA Marine Extension launches state’s first oyster hatchery
With Georgia's oyster season just beginning, the University of Georgia Marine Extension has opened the state's first oyster hatchery, which is expected to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia.
December 10, 2015 | Research News
Functions of global ocean microbiome key to understanding environmental changes
The billions of marine microorganisms present in every liter of seawater represent a structured ecological community that regulates how the Earth functions in practically every way, from energy consumption to respiration. As inhabitants of the largest environment on Earth, microbial marine systems drive changes in every global system.
December 4, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA agricultural economist recognized by APLU for excellence in teaching
Agricultural lawyer Terence Centner's focus on current issues and his cultivation of thoughtful debate have made him a favorite instructor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
December 3, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Ag Forecast to be held across Georgia Jan. 21-29
Whether it's changing policies or changing weather patterns, the University of Georgia's team of agricultural economists provides valuable insights into the state's largest industry at every annual Georgia Ag Forecast event.