Sustainability science is the study of the interactions between natural and social systems. Conservation ecology is the study of the effects of human activity on species and ecosystems with the goal of protecting biodiversity and preventing species extinction.

Associated Faculty

Kimberly Andrews
Kimberly Andrews

Assistant Research Scientist

UGA Marine Extension, Rm. 100
Office: (912) 261-3975

Krista Capps
Krista Capps

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 121
Office: (706) 542-9673
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Laurie Fowler
Laurie Fowler

Executive Director for Public Service and External Affairs and Director of Policy, River Basin Center
Graduate Faculty

River Basin Center
Office: (706) 583-0463
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

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

River Basin Center, Rm. 104
Office: (706) 583-0978
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Elizabeth King
Elizabeth King

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

Biological Sciences building, Rm. 710
Office: (706) 542-1348

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 133
Office: (706) 583-0462
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Seth Wenger
Seth Wenger

Assistant Professor
Director of Science, River Basin Center
Graduate Faculty

River Basin Center
Office: 706-542-1778

Daphne Onderdonk
Daphne Onderdonk

Scientific Computing Professional Principal (Holdo Lab)

Ecology building, Rm. 188

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Dana Hawley

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Disease Ecology Seminar: Daniel Coombs

12:20 pm

CEID/IDEAS Offices, Conference Room

Ecology Seminar: Jeannine Cavender-Bares

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Sarah Hobbie

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Kimberly Andrews

1:25 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Latest News

Ecology Teaching Postdoctoral Program

About The Odum School of Ecology (OSE) at the University of Georgia invites applications from outstanding early-career scientists for a school-supported postdoctoral appointment. They will pursue a collaborative research project

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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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Giving tortoises a ‘head start’

Research from the University of Georgia indicates that head-starting—raising a species in captivity and releasing it into a protected habitat after it has grown large enough to be less vulnerable to predators—is a useful intervention for boosting the state’s gopher tortoise population.

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