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.
July 21, 2014 | Research News
UGA study presents details of Amazon River Plume, effects on global carbon budget
July 14, 2014 | General News
UGA Skidaway Institute scientists to conduct ‘26 Hours on the Marsh’
Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will conduct an intensive regimen of around-the-clock sampling and testing into salt marsh biological and chemical activity on July 16-17. Dubbed "26 Hours on the Marsh," the program is part of a joint research effort between UGA Skidaway Institute and researchers from the University of Tennessee to study how salt marshes function and interact with their surrounding environment.
July 3, 2014 | General News
UGA innovation lab participates in Clinton Foundation’s launch of Haiti peanut depot
June 30, 2014 | Events on Campus
Georgia Poultry Federation president emeritus to speak at UGA’s summer Commencement
Francis "Abit" Massey, a 1949 graduate of the University of Georgia and president emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation, will give the summer Commencement address at UGA's combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony Aug. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.
June 27, 2014 | General News
UGA Extension, Southern Regional Extension Forestry create app for foresters
Professional foresters have long relied on the 135-page "Service Forester's Handbook" for on-the-go access to the formulas, facts and figures they need. The pocket-sized weather-resistant field guide helps foresters convert figures, calculate volumes and dozens of other key calculations.
June 26, 2014 | General News
Beverly Sparks, first female director of University of Georgia Extension, to retire
Beverly Sparks will retire June 30 after serving for seven years as director of University of Georgia Extension. She is the first female to lead the organization.
June 26, 2014 | Research News
Skidaway Institute joins international project to sample the world’s waters
Scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography participated in Ocean Sampling Day-an ambitious, international project to produce a single-day snapshot of microbial populations around the world. On Saturday, June 21, researchers collected water samples at 185 global sites, ranging from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean and from New Zealand to Iceland.
June 19, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Trial Gardens to host 32nd annual open house
Over the last three decades, the University of Georgia Trial Gardens have introduced home gardeners and landscape designers to thousands of new plant varieties. The public will have the chance to get a first look at these new varieties and some tried and true Georgia favorites at the gardens' annual open house July 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 18, 2014 | General News
UGA Golf Course steps up pollinator protection with its first habitat
Golf courses are some of the most heavily managed urban landscapes, but that doesn't mean they don't have room for wildlife. At the University of Georgia, course superintendent Scott Griffith is making sure pollinators have the flowers and space they need to thrive.
June 12, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA organic research farm to host expanded Twilight Tour July 10
June 12, 2014 | Research News
Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps
Vaccines are available for many infectious diseases that threaten endangered great ape populations, but immunizing enough animals to prevent outbreaks can be logistically challenging.
June 12, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA researchers win writing award from national forestry association
Three University of Georgia researchers won a national writing award for their analysis of how the timber harvesting industry in two states changed over the past 25 years.
June 11, 2014 | Research News
Skidaway Institute participates 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 Saturday, June 21. Ocean Sampling Day is the first global, simultaneous sampling of microbes in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters.
June 9, 2014 | Research News
Scientists collaborate to sequence common bean’s genome
Beans are a staple crop and primary protein source for millions of people around the world, but very little has been known about their domestication or nitrogen-fixing properties until now.