June 30, 2015 | Research News
New study reveals mechanism regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands
Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research from the University of Georgia identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key gatekeeper regulating methane emissions from these freshwater environments.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Skidaway Institute participates in worldwide ocean snapshot
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography joined researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean Sampling Day on June 21, the summer solstice.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues
Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.
June 26, 2015 | Research News
Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development
Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature.
June 25, 2015 | General News
UGA breaks ground on new turfgrass research and education facilities
More than 200 people gathered June 24 for a groundbreaking ceremony that brought new turfgrass research and education facilities on the University of Georgia's campuses in Griffin, Tifton and Athens one step closer to completion.
June 19, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Recent UGA graduate wins national weather forecasting competition
Jordan McLeod, a University of Georgia graduate, recently took home top prize in the 2014-2015 WxChallenge, a yearly national collegiate weather forecasting competition.
June 16, 2015 | Events on Campus
Skidaway Institute to participate in worldwide ocean sampling day
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will join researchers around the globe in a worldwide Ocean Sampling Day on Sunday, June 21, the summer solstice.
June 11, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA researcher named Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences
University of Georgia researcher Bob Schmitz was recently named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
June 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
EcoScapes to celebrate National Pollinator Week with garden program in Brunswick
The EcoScapes Sustainable Landscaping program at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, units of UGA's Office of Public Service and Outreach, will celebrate National Pollinator Week this month in coastal Georgia. The EcoScapes program and its partners will host an educational kickoff event June 18 from 9 a.m.-noon in the native plant demonstration garden of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's Brunswick Station at 715 Bay St.
June 4, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria
Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, published recently in the early online edition of the journal New Phytologist, opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants.
June 4, 2015 | General News
UGA ecologist publishes new book on monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies are among the most recognizable—and beloved—butterflies in the world. Migratory monarchs in North America have also experienced alarming declines in recent years.
June 2, 2015 | General News
Largest gopher tortoise release in Georgia scheduled for June 5 near Waynesboro
Georgia's gopher tortoise population will get a significant boost with the arrival of 153 tortoises on Friday, June 5, at 9 a.m. at Yuchi Wildlife Management Area near Waynesboro. A collaboration between the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, St. Catherines Island Foundation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Reed Bingham State Park will result in the largest gopher tortoise release to date in Georgia.
June 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA’s sea turtle genetic fingerprinting research project featured in world report
Sea turtle researchers in the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are using new technologies to unlock the mysteries of the ancient mariners: genetic fingerprinting.
June 1, 2015 | Events on Campus
Twilight tour to highlight work at UGA’s organic farm
Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fourth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Tuesday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Durham Horticulture Farm, 1221 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville.
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.