Evolutionary Ecology / BiogeographyEvolutionary ecology is the study of how interactions between and within species change over time as species evolve, taking into account factors such as competition, mutualism, predation and pathogens. Biogeography is the study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals.

Associated Faculty

Takao Sasaki
Takao Sasaki

Assistant Professor

University of Georgia Room 194C, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Faculty

Office: (706) 583-0462
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 34, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Jacqueline Mohan
Jacqueline Mohan

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 708, Biological Sciences Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706)-542-3363
Fax: (706) 542-3363

John Gittleman
John Gittleman

Dean and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 107, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-2968
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

Senior Public Service Associate and Director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 104, River Basin Center Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 583-0978
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 191A, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-2288
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Andy Davis
Andy Davis

Assistant Research Scientist

University of Georgia Room 183, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-8112
Fax: (706) 542-4819

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 194B, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602-2202
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

Sonia Altizer
Sonia Altizer

UGA Athletic Association Professor of Ecology
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 190 Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602-2202
Office: (706) 542-9251
Fax: (706) 542-4819

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Odum Research featured in Sierra Club Magazine online
Odum Research featured in Sierra Club Magazine online

Research by Odum School doctoral candidate Molly Fisher was covered in Sierra Club magazine in an article published online on July 16, 2018. The story reports on Fisher’s recent paper in Ecology and Evolution about the number of mammal species remaining to be discovered worldwide.

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Scientists predict number of undiscovered mammal species
Scientists predict number of undiscovered mammal species

There are probably 303 species of mammals left to be discovered by science, most of which are likely to live in tropical regions, according to a predictive model developed by a team of University of Georgia ecologists. Their research, recently published in Ecology and Evolution, could guide efforts to find and conserve these as-yet unknown species.

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Childhood sweethearts: Most whooping cranes pair up long before breeding age
Childhood sweethearts: Most whooping cranes pair up long before breeding age

Like many bird species, whooping cranes tend to mate for life. A new study led by researchers from the University of Georgia and of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre has found that whooping cranes can form these lifelong attachments well before they are ready to start breeding.

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