November 30, 2015 | General News
Georgia’s pecan crop not expected to meet early projections, says UGA expert
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells fears Georgia's pecan crop will fail to meet initial production projections by as much as 20 million pounds.
November 30, 2015 | Research News
Climate change likely to increase black carbon input to the Arctic Ocean
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins led a team of researchers to determine the levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers and found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science.
November 25, 2015 | Research News
Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
November 12, 2015 | General News
Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia is funding research projects that address critical environmental and economic challenges in coastal Georgia.
November 9, 2015 | Research News
Oil dispersants can suppress natural oil-degrading microorganisms, new study shows
The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions that mimic Gulf of Mexico deep waters immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
November 6, 2015 | Research News
Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds
In a recent study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, University of Georgia researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters—the bacteria would latch on to the utensils commonly found in consumers' homes and spread to the next item.
November 3, 2015 | Research News
Wing structure helps female monarch butterflies outperform males in flight
Evidence has been mounting that female monarch butterflies are better at flying and more successful at migration than males, and researchers from the University of Georgia have now come up with an explanation—but not one they expected.
October 29, 2015 | Research News
Scientists research deep-sea hydrothermal vents, find carbon-removing properties
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins joined a team of researchers to determine how hydrothermal vents influence ocean carbon storage. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
October 29, 2015 | Research News
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people
People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease.
October 29, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: Macon-Bibb to install native plants raised at the University of Georgia
Native plants raised at the University of Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be installed at public parks in Macon.
October 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
World Food Prize laureate to give 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA
Sanjaya Rajaram, who spent his career breeding more sustainable and productive wheat varieties, will visit the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' annual D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
October 22, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: UGA Marine Extension to measure flooding levels during king tide
Staff from the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will be on Tybee Island Oct. 28 to measure the higher than normal water levels expected to accompany the king tide, which will occur that week.
October 21, 2015 | General News
Children’s book by UGA marine science professor donated to Georgia public libraries
Over 400 Georgia public libraries received donated copies of an educational children's book written by University of Georgia department of marine sciences professor Merryl Alber. "And the Tide Comes In" focuses on teaching children about salt marshes.
October 16, 2015 | General News
University of Georgia collaborates with multi-state team on Rain Garden app
The University of Georgia EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program has collaborated with the University of Connecticut and a team representing 13 states to develop a free app to help homeowners, landscapers and contractors design, install and maintain rain gardens.
October 15, 2015 | Research News
UGA to use $2 million grant to develop control for blueberry-destroying fly
A tiny fly is having a huge impact on American fruit farmers. Known as spotted wing drosophila, the insect is costing farmers more than $700 million a year in lost produce and prevention costs.