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Field Stations & Facilities

Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe

Located at historic Wormsloe on the Isle of Hope, Georgia, the UGA Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe hosts researchers from the Odum School, the College of Environment and Design, the College of Engineering, and the departments of anthropology, geography and history.

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Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

Sited at one of the oldest continuous ecological research sites in the world, Coweeta LTER is the centerpiece of a cooperative effort between the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory.

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HorseShoe Bend Ecology Experimental Research Site

HorseShoe Bend (HSB) Ecology Experimental Research Site, located along College Station Road, is a component of the University of Georgia East Campus. HSB has a rich tradition of community service, environmental education and ecological research in areas such as, agroecosystem ecology, ecosystem development, perturbation ecology, population ecology, and teacher education.

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Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center

Ichauway is a 29,000 acre outdoor laboratory of the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. Located in rural Southwest Georgia, Ichauway provides a program of excellence in ecology and natural resource management, including research, education and conservation objectives.

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McGarity Wetlands

The McGarity Wetland Preserve is located along the Alcovy River in proximity to Covington, Georgia. This wetland site provides a research and educational outdoor laboratory, and is situated directly across the river from Georgia’s northernmost-recorded gum pond, dominated by water tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica).

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San Luis, Costa Rica Research Station

UGA Costa Rica offers inter-disciplinary, field-based learning opportunities and cultural immersion in a tropical cloud forest environment. In Fall 2005, UGA opened the Costa Rica Office on campus in Athens.

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Satilla River Stephens-Hunt Refuge

In 2001, the University of Georgia Institute of Ecology (presently the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology) accepted a donation of approximately 493 acres (200 ha) of land along the Satilla River located in Camden County, Georgia, from Walter Stephens, Marshlands Incorporated. In 2006, Walter Stephens donated an additional 670 acres (271 ha) of adjacent land, creating a combined parcel totaling 1162 acres (470 ha) to be named the Stephens-Hunt Refuge.

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Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) is a research unit of The University of Georgia, located at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, S.C.

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Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Skidaway's remote pristine location, convenient to coastal and ocean waters, is known for its state-of-the-art research facilities, accessible research locations, and opportunities for collaboration with interdisciplinary and internationally-recognized research faculty.

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Spring Hollow, Martha H. and Eugene P. Odum Watershed

Spring Hollow is located near Ila, Georgia. The property includes a log house for gathering, reference watershed and pond, and an old-growth forest. This site is available for education, research, and service functions.

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Spring Valley Agroecology Laboratory

The Agroecology Lab of the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology, is engaged in research and education dedicated to advancing environmentally sound agricultural practice by adapting functions of natural ecosystems to improve soil, control weeds, reduce pests, and enhance yield and crop quality.

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UGA Marine Institute at Sapelo Island

UGAMI supports ongoing research by resident and visiting researchers in a broad range of disciplines, and also provides access and facilities for college classes to experience field research and gain an appreciation of the Georgia coast.

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