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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Announces Class of 2018

Jun. 12, 2018

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) has selected Katie Hill, Legal Services Associate at the University of Georgia River Basin Center, as one of 33 outstanding participants for its 2018 class.

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The American Alligator Project

Jun. 1, 2018

Despite their charisma and ecological significance, much remains unknown about the American alligator. A team of UGA researchers is aiming to fill in some of those critical knowledge gaps with an in-depth study of American alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp.

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David Coleman honored by Soil Biology and Biochemistry

May. 25, 2018

Scientific journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry has published a virtual special issue devoted to the work of David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology.

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Role of streams in carbon dioxide emission becoming hot topic as global temperatures rise

May. 24, 2018

As global temperatures rise, streams are becoming less capable of storing carbon and are instead releasing greater amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new research led by University of Georgia ecologist Chao Song.

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Keysa Rosas-Rodriquez receives Fulbright for research in Mexico

May. 18, 2018

Keysa Rosas-Rodriguez, a doctoral student in Integrative Conservation and Ecology, has been awarded a 2018-2019 Fulbright Student Program scholarship to conduct research in Tabasco, Mexico, to study how the conversion of land to palm oil production affects rivers and streams.

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Scientists predict number of undiscovered mammal species

May. 15, 2018

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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Odum School awards degrees to 49

May. 14, 2018

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology awarded degrees to forty-nine students on Friday, May 4, at commencement exercises in Athens.

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Odum School recognizes award winners at annual Spring Fling

May. 14, 2018

The Odum School of Ecology honored faculty, students and staff for outstanding achievements during the 2017-2018 academic year at its annual Spring Fling celebration, held on April 20 at Flinchum’s Phoenix.

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Caterpillar ‘road rage’ could affect migration: Highway noise can lead to stress for monarch butterfly caterpillars

May. 9, 2018

Monarch butterfly caterpillars living next to roads may be stressed by the sound of passing cars and trucks, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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Migratory animals carry more parasites, says study

May. 8, 2018

Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology have discovered that animals known to migrate long distances are infected by a greater number of parasite species than animals that do not migrate.

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Denzell Cross awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Apr. 23, 2018

Denzell Cross, a doctoral student in Integrative Conservation and Ecology at the University of Georgia, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

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UGA’s 2018 Udall Scholar is focused on sustaining the world’s fish populations

Apr. 22, 2018

UGA junior ecology major Guy Eroh has a particular passion for fish, and his focus on the sustainability of these aquatic animals has earned him national recognition as a 2018 Udall Scholar.

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Altizer wins UGA Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award

Apr. 18, 2018

Sonia Altizer, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Ecology, has won the 2018 Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award from the University of Georgia.

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Rosemond wins 2018 Creative Research Medal

Apr. 18, 2018

Amy Rosemond, professor of ecology, has won the University of Georgia Creative Research Medal in Natural Sciences and Engineering.

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Study explains resurgence of pertussis

Apr. 3, 2018

A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has found that the resurgence of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in the U.S. is a predictable consequence of incomplete coverage with a highly effective vaccine.

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Ecology major Guy Eroh one of three UGA Honors students named 2018 Goldwater Scholars

Apr. 3, 2018

University of Georgia undergraduates Trisha Dalapati, Guy Eroh and Stephan George are among 211 students from across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

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Vampire bat immunity and infection risk respond to livestock rearing

Mar. 26, 2018

The availability of livestock as a food source for vampire bats influences their immune response and infection by bacterial pathogens, according to a new study led by UGA Ecology graduate student Daniel Becker in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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Evolutionary Biologist Hopi Hoekstra to deliver 2018 Odum Lecture at UGA

Mar. 26, 2018

Hopi Hoekstra, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, will deliver the thirty-third annual Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology at 3:30 p.m. on April 10.

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UGA recognized for international collaboration

Mar. 21, 2018

The University of Georgia is one of eight universities nationwide to be recognized for its exemplary international programs and partnerships by NAFSA, a nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Odum School faculty member Courtney Murdock is part of UGA's collaborative research efforts in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Feeding wildlife can influence migration, spread of disease

Mar. 14, 2018

Animal migration patterns are changing as humans alter the landscape, according to new research from the University of Georgia Odum School of  Ecology. Those changes can affect wildlife interactions with parasites—with potential impacts on public health and on the phenomenon of migration itself.

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UGA Ecology faculty, alumni among 2018 ESA Fellows

Mar. 1, 2018

UGA Ecology faculty members Jeb Byers and Amy Rosemond have been elected Fellows of the Ecological Society of America. Alumni Jianguo (Jack) Liu, PhD '92, was also named a Fellow, and Tyler Kartzinel, PhD ’12, was named an Early Career Fellow.

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Restoring the floodplain: Odum students use science to fight invasive species along the Middle Oconee River

Feb. 22, 2018

Using their background as invasion biologists, doctoral candidates Rachel Smith and Linsey Haram are working to on a project at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to improve restoration in the floodplain of the Middle Oconee River .

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Yale Ciencia Academy welcomes a new class of young science leaders

Feb. 15, 2018

Kaylee Arnold, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is among 40 young science leaders who will kick off their year as fellows of the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Austin, Tex., from February 15-19, 2018.

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Butterfly gardens offer some hope for pollinators

Feb. 14, 2018

Butterflies will use gardens planted to attract them, according to a new UGA study--but butterfly gardens can sometimes have a downside by exposing caterpillars to increased threats from predators or disease.

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Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium takes place Feb. 2-3

Jan. 29, 2018

The twenty-fourth annual Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium, highlighting the latest research from ecology students at all levels, will take place Feb. 2-3 in the Odum School auditorium.

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

Jan. 17, 2018

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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Parasites and hosts may respond differently to a warmer world

Jan. 9, 2018

Organisms infected by parasites may respond differently to changes in temperature than their uninfected counterparts, according to new research from the Odum School. The study of a host-parasite system in coastal waters of the southeastern U.S. found that a rise of just 2 degrees Celsius could be enough to cause the parasite to die out locally, as infected hosts are not able to survive at the higher temperature.

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UGA Graduate School magazine features Odum doctoral student Caitlin Conn

Dec. 22, 2017

Odum doctoral student Caitlin Conn is profiled in the Winter 2018 issue of UGA Graduate magazine.

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Workshop will address plastic waste and marine debris

Nov. 13, 2017

“Plastic: Land to Sea Connections,” a workshop on the problem of plastic waste in our oceans and what we can do about it, will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology auditorium.

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Assistant professor focuses research on environmental drivers of disease

Nov. 13, 2017

Assistant Professor Courtney Murdock was profiled in the Nov. 13, 2017, edition of UGA's Columns newspaper.

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NSF grant harnesses big data and AI to advance disease prevention

Nov. 9, 2017

Through a new $2 million National Science Foundation grant, scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of Georgia, and North Carolina A&T State University are harnessing the power of machine learning to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic disease.

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Cecilia Sánchez receives National Geographic Early Career Grant

Nov. 8, 2017

Odum PhD candidate Cecilia Sánchez has received a National Geographic Early Career Grant to further her research on Australian flying foxes.

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Investing in conservation pays off, study finds

Oct. 25, 2017

Governments and donors have spent billions of dollars since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit attempting to slow the pace of species extinctions around the world. Now, a new paper in Nature provides the first clear evidence that those efforts are working.

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Odum School responds to Hurricane Maria

Oct. 3, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology are responding to the impacts of Hurricane Maria with a drive to raise funds for immediate and long-term aid.

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‘Chasing Coral,’ award-winning documentary with UGA ties, coming to Athens

Sep. 26, 2017

Institutions from across the University of Georgia campus have partnered to engage the public and raise awareness about declining coral health around the world with a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Chasing Coral” on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Tate Student Center Theatre.

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Art and ecology merge in undergraduate-organized exhibition

Sep. 25, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art will present the exhibition “Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology,” Oct. 7 to Dec. 31, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ecology program at UGA and the 10th of the Odum School.

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U.S. News & World Report cites Odum School as UGA jumps to No. 16 ranking

Sep. 15, 2017

The University of Georgia has climbed two spots to No. 16 in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA's history—and the Odum School is among the factors noted in the magazine’s overview of UGA.

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Great Big Story documentary features Odum undergraduate Evan Barnard

Aug. 24, 2017

Global media company Great Big Story covered the efforts of undergraduate ecology major and Honors student Evan Barnard to make nature accessible to people with visual impairments.

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WiSci founders Sánchez and Brown featured in UGA Graduate School Magazine

Aug. 24, 2017

The Fall 2017 issue of the University of Georgia Graduate School Magazine includes a story on the founding of Women in Science by Odum doctoral students Cecilia Sánchez and Anya Brown.

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Faculty Position Open in Ecology

Aug. 7, 2017

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Integrative Organismal Ecology AND for two full-time Lecturers (non-tenure track); one position is for a 12-month lecturer, and the second position is for a 10-month lecturer.

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Swim for Science

Jul. 27, 2017

After breaking the world record for speed swimming the Rhine River from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea in 2014, Dr. Andreas Fath, Professor of Medical and Life Sciences at Furtwangen University in Germany, is preparing for another endurance challenge on the Tennessee River, with support from partners including the UGA River Basin Center.

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UGA Special Collections Libraries exhibit celebrates 50 years of ecology at UGA

Jul. 17, 2017

Celebrating its tenth anniversary—and the fiftieth of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—UGA’s Odum School of Ecology, the world’s first school devoted solely to the study of ecology, is the focus of an exhibit at the UGA Special Collections Libraries from June 5-Oct. 14, 2017.

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Odum School sends 19 faculty, student presenters to Ecological Society of America meeting

Jul. 17, 2017

Nineteen participants from the Odum School are among 27 from UGA who will lead sessions and present papers and posters at the 102nd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America from Aug. 6-11 in Portland, Ore.

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Elizabeth Ashley receives Hollings Scholarship

Jun. 7, 2017

Undergraduate ecology and biology major Elizabeth Ashley is one of three students from the University of Georgia to receive a 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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School of Ecology faculty member gets students excited about research

May. 22, 2017

Assistant Research Scientist Andy Davis was profiled in the Oct. 10, 2016, edition of UGA's Columns newspaper.

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Pringle delivers keynote address at AWRA conference

May. 11, 2017

Catherine Pringle, Distinguished Research Professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, delivered a keynote address at the 2017 American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference, “Connecting the dots: The emerging science of aquatic system connectivity.”

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Connelly receives Costa Rica Adelante Award

Apr. 27, 2017

Scott Connelly, assistant professor in the Odum School of Ecology, has been honored with the 2017 Costa Rica Adelante Award by the Office of International Education in recognition of his dedicated service and invaluable contributions to the UGA Costa Rica campus and education abroad programs.

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Odum School honors students, faculty and staff at Spring Fling

Apr. 26, 2017

The Odum School of Ecology kicked off UGA Honors Week by recognizing the achievements of faculty, staff and students at its annual Spring Fling celebration, held this year on April 14 at Flinchum’s Phoenix. This year’s theme was “Fifty Years of EcoTude,” in honor of the anniversaries of the founding of the Institute of Ecology in 1967 and the Odum School in 2007.

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Drake named Distinguished Research Professor

Apr. 26, 2017

John Drake has been named Distinguished Research Professor in Ecology at a ceremony during UGA Honors Week 2017. The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline.

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Team led by John Drake wins UGA President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant funding

Apr. 26, 2017

Twelve faculty teams at the University of Georgia, including one led by Odum School professor John Drake, have been selected to receive research awards through the institution’s Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program.

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Elizabeth Wilkes one of two UGA students named 2017 Udall Scholars

Apr. 20, 2017

Ecology major Elizabeth Wilkes has been named a Udall Scholar, one of two University of Georgia students honored this year for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment.

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Dr. Odum featured on UGA.edu

Apr. 17, 2017

In the lead-up to Earth Day, the UGA homepage features school namesake Dr. Eugene Odum, who was instrumental in making ecology a household word.

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UGA Research Magazine features Odum stories

Apr. 14, 2017

There are lots of great stories featuring Odum School faculty and students in the Spring 2017 issue of UGA Research magazine!

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North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier

Apr. 10, 2017

North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt, according to a new report in PNAS. The analysis was conducted by a team of 15 researchers with the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Fellowship Program, including Odum School doctoral student Kait Farrell.

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New model maps likelihood of Ebola spillovers by location and month

Apr. 10, 2017

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model that maps the likelihood of Ebola virus “spillovers”—when the virus jumps from its long-term host to humans or animals such as great apes—across Africa on a month-by-month basis.

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Keogh honored by Student Government Association

Apr. 7, 2017

Carolyn Keogh, Odum School of Ecology lecturer and undergraduate coordinator, was one of ten faculty members recognized by the UGA Student Government Association at its annual Professor Recognition Reception.

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Experiencing research: CURO Symposium highlights work in undergraduate research

Mar. 31, 2017

From spectator injuries at baseball games to invasive garlic mustard plants in forested areas, more than 550 University of Georgia undergraduates--including 22 ecology majors and 10 students from other disciplines mentored by ecology faculty--shared their research findings at the annual CURO Symposium April 3-4, 2017 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.

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Odum students pen column on WiSci at UGA for Science

Mar. 31, 2017

When Cecilia Sánchez and Anya Brown discovered there was no organization for women in science at UGA, they decided to start one. The story of how they did it, and what they’ve learned along the way, is the subject of the March 31 Working Life column in Science.

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Chappell wins ICON Agile Scientist award

Mar. 20, 2017

Jessica Chappell, a doctoral student in ecology and integrative conservation, was honored with the ICON Agile Scientist award at the fourth annual Symposium on Integrative Conservation. The award recognizes engagement in conservation practice and learning both within and outside of academia.

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Seven Odum School students and alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Mar. 17, 2017

Four current Odum School of Ecology students and three Odum alumni are among 20 from UGA to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017.

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More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika

Feb. 28, 2017

Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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Byers one of five faculty members named Meigs Professors

Feb. 27, 2017

Prof. Jeb Byers is one of five faculty members honored by the University of Georgia with its highest recognition for excellence in instruction, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

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Study identifies the Southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways

Jan. 30, 2017

Scientists from the UGA River Basin Center and Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute have published a comprehensive survey of freshwater biodiversity in the southeastern U.S. that can be used to guide future research and conservation efforts.

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Sundance film Chasing Coral features UGA ecologist Porter

Jan. 20, 2017

When the documentary Chasing Coral premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21, University of Georgia ecologist James W. Porter will be there—not as an audience member, but as part of the film’s cast and crew.

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Ecology major Katherine Russell receives scholarship for study abroad in sustainability

Jan. 17, 2017

Ecology major Katherine Russll has received a Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment scholarship to study in Freiburg, Germany, as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Study Abroad in Sustainability program.

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Harris wins best student presentation award at joint meeting of Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society

Jan. 10, 2017

Odum School of Ecology doctoral student Daniel Harris received the Sea Grant Award for Best Student Presentation at the joint meeting of The Coastal Society and Restore America’s Estuaries held in New Orleans in December.

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Eat and be eaten: Invasive scavengers in Hawaii alter island nutrient cycle

Dec. 13, 2016

Researchers from the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and Odum School of Ecology have found that invasive species on the Big Island of Hawaii may be especially successful invaders because they are formidable scavengers of carcasses of other animals and, after death, a nutrient resource for other invasive scavengers.

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Warming likely to speed the release of carbon from soils to the atmosphere

Dec. 12, 2016

Rising temperatures are likely to lead to a major increase in the already substantial amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from soil, according to a pair of new papers just published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in Nature. Coauthors include Odum faculty and alumni.

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Planting a butterfly garden? Watch this video first!

Nov. 28, 2016

Ania Majewska has created a video explaining why the species of milkweed you plant matters to monarch butterflies.

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Watershed UGA announces winners of Daylighting the Watershed design competition

Nov. 23, 2016

Watershed UGA, an interdisciplinary initiative to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways, has awarded prizes of $1,000 each to two teams of University of Georgia students for their winning entries in the Daylighting the Watershed design competition.

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Science's Data Stories features Drake lab data visualization

Nov. 17, 2016

The 2017 Data Stories competition from Science magazine is now open--and is using a graphic generated from data provided by Prof. John Drake and his lab to help explain the concept.

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New center will make UGA a world leader in infectious disease ecology

Nov. 14, 2016

With the launch of the new Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, the University of Georgia is poised to become a world leader in the increasingly important field of disease ecology.

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New study explains factors that influence the timing of infectious disease outbreaks

Oct. 28, 2016

New research by UGA ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Interface lays the theoretical groundwork for a disease forecasting system that could give public health officials time to prepare for—or possibly even prevent—infectious disease outbreaks in the future.

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Porter says millennials can save the world

Oct. 18, 2016

The world is on the edge of catastrophe, but millennials can save it, according to Professor James W. Porter.

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In only its third year, WiSci is making an impression at UGA

Sep. 29, 2016

As it enters its third year, UGA Women in Science, also known as WiSci, is having an outsized impact through its thriving mentoring network, career development workshops and monthly discussion groups.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum, ABJ ’77, to speak at UGA

Sep. 29, 2016

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist, columnist and the author of five books, will present “The Poisoner's Guide to Life” on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Odum School auditorium.

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Scientists use genetic analysis to forecast spatial expansion of rabies in Peru

Sep. 12, 2016

Rabies is likely to appear on the Pacific coast of Peru—an area where it currently does not occur—within four years, according to a report by an international team of researchers led by Daniel Streicker of the University of Glasgow and UGA, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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UGA's Amazing Students: Jonah Driggers

Sep. 6, 2016

Jonah Driggers, a student in the Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development master's degree program, was featured in UGA's Amazing Students.

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Focus on Faculty: Richard Hall

Aug. 23, 2016

Associate Research Scientist Richard Hall was profiled in the Focus on Faculty page of the University of Georgia website.

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UGA dedicates Science Learning Center

Aug. 22, 2016

Ecology major Hayley Schroeder was a featured speaker at the dedication ceremony for the new 122,500-square-foot Science Learning Center  at the University of Georgia on Aug. 17.

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Ecological Society of America presents the Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education to UGA alumni Carolyn Thomas and Bob Pohlad

Aug. 6, 2016

UGA alumni Carolyn Thomas, MS Ecology ’78, and Bob Pohlad, PhD Plant Pathology ’78, both professors at Ferrum College in Virginia, are to be jointly honored by the Ecological Society of America with the Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education at the ESA 2016 annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

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Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases

Jul. 22, 2016

Ecologists at the University of Georgia are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge using the tools and perspectives of macroecology to gain insights about ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space.

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Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

Jul. 15, 2016

An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses—a family that includes Ebola virus. The likeliest virus hosts include species ranging from Southeast Asia to Central and South America.

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Haley Nagle, BS '16, named a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow

Jul. 11, 2016

Haley Nagle, who graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in May with a bachelor of science degree in ecology and entomology, has been named a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow.

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Maps Reveal Where Rats, Monkeys, and Other Mammals May Pass Diseases on to Humans

Jun. 15, 2016

The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging as human epidemics originated in mammals. Now, researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the University of Georgia have assembled summative world maps of what’s on record about mammal-to-human diseases.

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Sexual transmission of Ebola likely to impact course of outbreaks

Jun. 8, 2016

Sexual transmission of Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially re-igniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

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Genetic mutation may offer protection from sea star wasting disease—but at a price

May. 24, 2016

Researchers at the University of Georgia and the University of California, Merced, have found that a genetic mutation may affect how a common species of sea star responds to sea star wasting disease.

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Jill Anderson receives NSF CAREER award

May. 23, 2016

Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Odum School of Ecology, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.

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Ecologists call for global early warning system for infectious diseases

May. 20, 2016

In the recent issue of EMBO reports, Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and John Drake of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology call for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases.

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UGA dedicates new researcher housing at Wormsloe

May. 20, 2016

The University of Georgia held a dedication ceremony for the new researcher cabins at the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe, on April 22.

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UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

May. 10, 2016

Atmospherically transported dust from north Africa’s Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. Researchers from UGA have found that Vibrio bacteria respond rapidly to this influx , leading to large blooms of the potentially harmful bacteria in ocean surface water.

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Odum School MS student Jonah Driggers receives Udall Scholarship

May. 2, 2016

Jonah Driggers, a University of Georgia Honors student who is pursuing a master’s degree in conservation ecology and sustainable development from the Odum School as well as a bachelor’s degree in geography from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2016 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholar.

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Focus on Faculty: Nina Wurzburger

Apr. 26, 2016

Assistant Professor Nina Wurzburger was profiled in the Focus on Faculty page of the University of Georgia website.

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30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ

Apr. 26, 2016

A just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, including the Odum School's Stacey Lance and Cara Love, validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at Chernobyl, the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident.

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Healing Hands: Urban Ecology Students Create bird and pollinator garden for Athens Regional Hospital's Healing Garden

Apr. 20, 2016

Urban ecology students, under the direction of Odum School doctoral student James Wood, are creating a new Bird and Pollinator Garden as part of the Healing Garden at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Athens Regional Medical Center.

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Fowler receives State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section Award

Apr. 20, 2016

Laurie Fowler, Executive Director for Public Service and External Affairs at the Odum School and Director for Policy of the UGA River Basin Center, received The State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section Award at the Environmental Law Section Annual Kickoff Luncheon on March 17, 2016, in Atlanta.

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UGA students, alumni offered record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

Apr. 18, 2016

A record number of University of Georgia students and alumni have been offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year—and one third of them are associated with the Odum School.

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Jeb Byers among UGA's Fulbright Scolars for 2016-17

Apr. 15, 2016

Professor and Associate Dean Jeb Byers is one of four University of Georgia faculty participating in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist programs.

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UGA Honors Week: A Banner Year for Odum School Faculty, Students and Alumni

Apr. 14, 2016

A large number of Odum School faculty, students and alumni were among the members of the UGA community recognized for outstanding achievements during UGA Honors Week 2016.

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