August 29, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on Endangered Species Act addition of threatened coral
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on the Aug. 27 decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to list 20 species of coral as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
August 29, 2014 | General News
UGA workshop explores ways local governments can help cut flood insurance costs
More than 70 local government leaders from communities throughout the Southeast learned how to help their constituents manage flood insurance costs through an Aug. 28 workshop organized by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
August 27, 2014 | Research News
More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, UGA study shows
An invasive grass species frequently found in forests has created a thriving habitat for wolf spiders, who then feed on American toads, a new University of Georgia study has found.
August 22, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor emeritus receives meritorious teaching award in ichthyology
Gene Helfman, a professor emeritus in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, recently received the inaugural Meritorious Teaching Award in Ichthyology from two major scientific societies for the study of fishes.
August 21, 2014 | Research News
Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary ‘love triangle’
An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica napus-commonly known as canola-in the journal Science. Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant, which is used widely in farming and industry.
August 20, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor wins national fisheries conservation award
On Aug. 18, University of Georgia professor Gary Grossman received the 2014 Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation "Sully" Award given annually by the American Fisheries Society, the largest professional fisheries organization in the world.
August 15, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to host Anthropocene Lecture Series
The Anthropocene Lecture Series at the University of Georgia will begin with "Extinction in a Changing World" by professor of cell biology Mark A. Farmer on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. The lectures are free and open to the public.
August 12, 2014 | Honors & Awards
University of Georgia professor wins international arboriculture award
University of Georgia professor Kim Coder has been honored with an international arboriculture award for his service and commitment to community forestry.
August 11, 2014 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute to study offshore sand resources to increase coastal resiliency
Severe beach erosion can be a significant problem for coastal communities affected by hurricanes and tropical storms like Hurricane Sandy. To assist Georgia communities in future recovery efforts, the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography entered into a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to evaluate existing data on Georgia's offshore sand resources and identify where more data are needed. This consolidated information will increase knowledge of Georgia's offshore sand resources and contribute to long-term coastal resilience planning.
August 7, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Marshall Shepherd named Captain Planet Protector of the Earth
The University of Georgia's J. Marshall Shepherd is a Captain Planet Protector of the Earth, according to the Captain Planet Foundation, which recently added him to a list of outstanding real-life environmental superheroes.
August 6, 2014 | General News
Georgia Sea Grant helps coastal communities plan for port expansion
As the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project begins, the University of Georgia and Georgia Sea Grant are poised to help coastal residents adapt to changes that are expected to bring additional jobs and prosperity to their communities.
August 1, 2014 | Research News
SREL, DOE bring wood stork back from brink of extinction
Thanks to the hard work of conservationists across the United States, the once imperiled American wood stork has been down-listed from endangered to threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Among the many organizations responsible for bringing the large wading bird back from the brink of extinction are the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy.
July 31, 2014 | General News
Experts available to comment on flesh-eating bacteria
Warnings have been issued for beach-goers surrounding a flesh-eating bacteria thriving in the warm ocean waters. Vibrio vulnificus grows in warm water and if swallowed can cause stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If it enters an open wound, "skin breakdown and ulceration" can also occur, the CDC said. University of Georgia experts are available to offer commentary on flesh-eating bacteria.
July 30, 2014 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute researchers complete ‘26 Hours on the Marsh’
Pitching a tent in the woods and fighting off mosquitos may not sound like logistics of a typical oceanography experiment, but that is how researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography completed an intensive, round-the-clock sampling regimen this month. The project, dubbed "26 Hours on the Marsh" was designed to investigate how salt marshes function and interact with their surrounding environment-specifically how bacteria consume and process carbon in the marsh.
July 22, 2014 | Research News
New model helps explain how human-provided food resources promote or reduce wildlife disease
Scientists have long known that providing supplemental food for wildlife, or resource provisioning, can sometimes cause more harm than good. University of Georgia ecologists have developed a new mathematical model to tease apart the processes that help explain why. Their research, which has implications for public health and wildlife conservation, appears in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.