October 7, 2015 | General News
UGA Chew Crew to expand into Driftmier Woods
The University of Georgia's Chew Crew goats will be expanding their chewing into Driftmier Woods-a degraded patch of old-growth forest near UGA's Driftmier Engineering Center.
October 5, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Jenna Jambeck featured at international ‘Our Ocean’ conference
An associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Engineering is in Chile this week where she will participate in a major international conference on protecting the world's oceans.
October 5, 2015 | Research News
International research team finds thriving wildlife populations in Chernobyl
A team of international researchers, including James Beasley, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School Forestry and Natural Resources, has discovered abundant populations of wildlife at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident that released radioactive particles into the environment and forced a massive evacuation of the human population.
October 2, 2015 | General News
UGA to participate in multi-state flood watch during Hurricane Joaquin
As states along the East Coast anticipate heavy rainfall over the next few days, scientists from Florida to Maryland, including the University of Georgia, are partnering to gather data about the extent of flooding and storm surge along the Atlantic coast.
October 1, 2015 | Research News
Blueprints for limbs encoded in the snake genome
When researchers at the University of Georgia examined the genome of several different snake species, they found something surprising. Embedded in reptiles' genetic code was DNA that, in most animals, controls the development and growth of limbs—a strange feature for creatures that are famous for their long, legless bodies and distinctive slither.
September 29, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Warnell School to honor distinguished alumni at Homecoming festivities
The University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will honor two alumni over Homecoming weekend.
September 28, 2015 | Research News
Be on the lookout this fall: Deer-vehicle collisions increase during breeding season
Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It's also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
September 24, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA forest health researcher named Entomological Society of America Science Policy Fellow
University of Georgia tree health expert Kamal Gandhi has been named a Science Policy Fellow for the Entomological Society of America, just one of five scientists across the country named to the program.
September 23, 2015 | General News
UGA adds solar-powered waste reduction stations to meet strategic goals
The University of Georgia has installed 40 additional solar-powered waste reduction stations throughout the UGA Athens campus to make it easier to recycle bottles, cans, paper and plastic.
September 21, 2015 | Research News
Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health, UGA study finds
The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new University of Georgia research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites—which are critical for a healthy ecosystem.
September 16, 2015 | Research News
UGA study ranks U.S. cities based on the urban heat island effect on temperatures
Inner cities as well as suburbs show distinctly warmer temperatures—known as the urban heat island effect—than rural areas as a result of land use and human activities, which can affect rainfall, air quality and public health.
September 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology
The University of Georgia has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology.
August 28, 2015 | Research News
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to use federal assistance
Many Southern African-American forest landowners are not participating in federal assistance programs because of a mistrust of the government, unclear property titles and inability to pay required upfront costs, a new study from the University of Georgia finds.
August 27, 2015 | Research News
Skidaway scientists work to predict 22nd century look of Georgia coast
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander is working on a project to predict how the Georgia coast—characterized by a complex system of barrier islands, salt marshes, estuaries, tidal creeks and rivers—may look 25, 50 and 100 years from now. As the sea level rises over the next century, that picture is changing.
August 24, 2015 | General News
UGA ecologist publishes book on small animal road ecology
For many species of wildlife, particularly those that are small and slow-moving, roads can be major barriers, often with dire consequences for individual animals and entire populations.