April 16, 2015 | Research News
Five years after oil spill, UGA’s Samantha Joye still leading research in the Gulf
Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil well drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The ensuing Macondo well blowout resulted in the discharge of around 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. The University of Georgia's Samantha Joye was one of the first scientists to investigate the disaster to document its impact on the Gulf ecosystem.
April 15, 2015 | Research News
Parasite load influences outcome of animal fights, UGA student study finds
University of Georgia ecologist Andy Davis and his students studied beetles and their parasite loads last summer as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UGA, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Their results-that infected beetles were slightly more likely to lose fights-were published earlier this month in the journal PLOS One.
April 10, 2015 | General News
SREL to offer first undergraduate program in radioecology
The University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory recently received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to establish the only program in the world to offer training in radioecology at the undergraduate level. The program will serve as a foundation for students pursuing careers in nuclear accident response or nuclear energy production.
April 10, 2015 | Research News
UGA scientists seek public’s help in tracking new stink bug
University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and has the potential to hurt the state's cotton and blueberry crops.
April 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
2015 UGA Earth Week to celebrate green initiatives, volunteer opportunities
Each spring, the University of Georgia hosts UGA Earth Week to encourage sustainable living. The weeklong celebration centers on the national Earth Day holiday on April 22.
April 10, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA hopes to break records with year-end recycling event for move-out
April 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
Ecologist Nancy Grimm to deliver 2015 Odum Lecture at UGA
Ecologist Nancy Grimm will deliver the 30th annual Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on April 21 at 4 p.m. in the ecology auditorium. Her presentation will be followed by a reception and is free and open to the public.
April 8, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers find hormone receptor that allows mosquitoes to reproduce
University of Georgia entomologists have unlocked one of the hormonal mechanisms that allow mosquitoes to produce eggs.
April 7, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher proposes theory on how metabolism, carbon affect ecosystem
Through their metabolic cycle, humans and other organisms break down molecules that include carbon to temporarily obtain energy from the environment. New research from the University of Georgia takes this a step further, demonstrating that these organisms predictably affect the properties of the ecosystems around them.
April 7, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host 2015 Georgia Water Resources Conference
The University of Georgia will host the 2015 Georgia Water Resources Conference, a biennial forum to discuss issues facing the state's water resources, on April 28-29 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.
April 2, 2015 | Research News
Every dogwood has its day: Dogwood Genome Project calls on citizen scientists for help
The flowering dogwood tree is associated with the beginning of spring throughout much of the U.S. Now, thanks in part to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of researchers from universities across the Southeast have joined forces to understand the genetics of this iconic tree.
April 2, 2015 | Events on Campus
Environmentalist Gary Ferguson to speak at The Georgia Review’s 2015 Earth Day program
Award-winning writer and environmental activist Gary Ferguson will be the speaker for The Georgia Review's seventh annual Earth Day program April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, with a reception to follow.
March 30, 2015 | Events on Campus
Law professor who argued ‘snail darter’ case to give Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture at UGA
Zygmunt Plater, a professor of law at Boston College, will give the University of Georgia's Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture on April 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. Plater will speak on "The Snail Darter and the Dam: A Very Small Endangered Fish's Travels Through the Corridors of American Power."
March 27, 2015 | Events on Campus
President’s Malaria Initiative coordinator to speak April 14 at UGA
Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer oversaw the reduction of worldwide malaria deaths by 40 percent over the last decade as the U.S. global malaria coordinator. He will speak on the malaria fight April 14 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
March 27, 2015 | Research News
Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.