Academics

The Odum School of Ecology uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unparalleled experience to its undergraduate students. To be prepared for careers in ecology, students are provided a solid foundation in the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and data analysis. With these tools, students then investigate more broadly the patterns of biodiversity through elective courses in geography, anthropology, natural history, environmental law and a host of other subjects.

The Odum School offers doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs that provide students with an interdisciplinary course of study, allowing them to develop a broad background in ecology and related disciplines.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. Our alumni are employed in a variety of positions, including as university faculty, policy analysts, conservation directors, executives in nonprofit organizations, and officers in government agencies.

Upcoming Events

Conservation Seminar: Katrina Morris

1:25 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Justin Bahl

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: J.P. Schmidt

1:25 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Disease Ecology Workshop: Disease Forecasting

2:00 pm

Ecology Building, Computer Lab

Ecology Seminar: Clay Cressler

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Latest News

Lucy Weeks King: Ecologist for life
Lucy Weeks King: Ecologist for life

Lucy Weeks King, who received her bachelor of science degree in zoology in 1956, shares her experiences as an early student of ecology.

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Turtle Species Decline May Impact Environments Worldwide
Turtle Species Decline May Impact Environments Worldwide

Approximately 61 percent of the world’s 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences.

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Now hiring in the Odum School of Ecology: faculty member to oversee instructional labs
Now hiring in the Odum School of Ecology: faculty member to oversee instructional labs

Deadline Applications should be received by 15 Oct 2018 to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is February 2019 or later. Description The Odum School of Ecology at the University

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Commitment To Research

Researchers at the Odum School of Ecology are addressing today’s pressing and complex issues, from global climate change to water policy to infectious diseases – and much more. With expertise in areas including ecosystems, disease, conservation and aquatics, Odum School faculty are at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

Infectious Diseases Ecology
Infectious Diseases Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Aquatics / Watershed Ecology
Aquatics / Watershed Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology