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.
August 19, 2015 | General News
New Fresh Food Bus takes riders from campus to farmers market
A new on-campus bus route will take riders from the University of Georgia campus to the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park this fall. The Fresh Food Bus will operate each Saturday (excluding UGA home football game Saturdays) through Dec. 19.
August 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA collaboration discovers toxic chemical in birds outside of Superfund site
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have found that a contaminated mixture called Aroclor 1268 has spread beyond a former chemical plant, now a Superfund site, near Brunswick.
August 18, 2015 | General News
UGA charges ahead with solar-powered picnic table
University of Georgia students, faculty and staff are now able to power up their electronic devices without attaching to the grid by connecting to a new solar-powered charging station near Herty Field.
August 14, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA graduate student to study ancient climate patterns in native Madagascar
University of Georgia geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa has been selected for the Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award, an award sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation to support talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities worldwide.
August 14, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Odum School professor, alumnus recognized by Ecological Society of America
University of Georgia professor Alan Covich and alumnus Marcelo Ardón were recognized for outstanding contributions to ecology on Aug. 10 in a ceremony at the centennial annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore.
August 13, 2015 | General News
UGA Skidaway Institute produces informational video on black gill in Georgia shrimp
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has produced an informational video to educate the public about black gill, a condition affecting Georgia shrimp, and the institute's research into the problem.
August 10, 2015 | Research News
Non-native marine species’ spread, impact explained by time since introduction
The time since the introduction of a non-native marine species best explains its global range, according to new research by an international team of scientists led by University of Georgia ecologist James E. Byers. The study, published in the open access journal Nature Scientific Reports, also contains a warning: The vast majority of marine invaders have not yet finished spreading.
August 7, 2015 | General News
Search committee named for dean of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
August 7, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher calls for more natural baseline data collection in world’s oceans
In the spring of 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, initiating an uncontrolled deep-water oil and gas blowout from the Macondo wellhead. The uncontrolled hydrocarbon discharge continued for 85 days and the environmental impacts were substantial.
August 7, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to honor 2015 inductees into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame
On Sept. 25, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.
August 6, 2015 | Research News
Model demonstrates link between species’ traits, competitive success, environmental conditions
Researchers at Yale University and the University of Georgia have developed and experimentally tested a new mathematical model that helps explain when and where species are likely to outcompete or coexist with one another. The results, just published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, are a first step toward understanding how changing environmental conditions may affect species distributions.
July 30, 2015 | Research News
Root radar: UGA researchers discover how parasitic plants know when to attack
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia has discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from another living plant, evolved the ability to detect and attack their hosts. Their findings, published recently in the journal Science, could lead to new techniques to control the thieving weeds.