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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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More is not always better: Too much high-quality habitat can cause as much trouble as too little

Apr. 12, 2016

Providing too much food for wildlife—whether as a management tool for a species in decline or a desire to attract birds for backyard viewing—can promote the spread of disease and may end up reducing the very populations the food is intended to help.

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Professor Emerita Karen Porter receives 2016 Alec Little Award

Apr. 12, 2016

Odum School of Ecology Professor Emerita Karen Porter, a long-time activist for land preservation in Clarke County, is one of two recipients of the 2016 Alec Little Environmental Award.

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Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge: Future holds hope for biodiversity in cold-water streams

Apr. 8, 2016

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study, published  in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 4, addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.

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TEDxUGA Talk by Jeb Byers now online

Apr. 5, 2016

Videos of the TEDxUGA 2015 and 2013 talks are now available online.

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Undergraduate research symposium at UGA breaks record, tops 400 participants

Apr. 4, 2016

Twenty ecology students are among the more than 400 participating in the 2016 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium.

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Jim Richardson Retires After More than Three Decades of Service to Ecology

Mar. 28, 2016

Jim Richardson is retiring after more than 30 years as a researcher, teacher and mentor to undergraduates at UGA.

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Watershed UGA launches Georgia Funder campaign to “daylight” campus streams

Mar. 22, 2016

Watershed UGA, the interdisciplinary initiative to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways, has launched a Georgia Funder campaign for a pilot project to visually “daylight” a campus stream using graphics to represent its underground course, site-specific art installations and educational signage.

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Georgia Outdoors shows program on alligators featuring Odum School researchers

Mar. 19, 2016

Georgia Public Broadcasting is currently featuring the “Alligators” episode of Georgia Outdoors, highlighting Odum School research conducted on Jekyll Island.

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Plant ecologist Jonathan Levine to deliver 2016 Odum Lecture

Mar. 15, 2016

Ecologist Jonathan Levine will deliver the thirty-first annual Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on Tuesday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. His talk will be followed by a reception, and is free and open to the public.

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Coming up with the big IDEAS

Mar. 1, 2016

The March 2016 edition of Discover UGA features a story on the Odum School's new IDEAS—Infectious Disease Ecology Across Scales—interdisciplinary doctoral training program.

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TEDxUGA 2016 to Feature Odum School Professor Jeb Byers

Feb. 24, 2016

Do parasites rule the world? That’s the question Odum School Professor and Associate Dean Jeb Byers will tackle when he takes to the stage on March 18 as part of TEDxUGA 2016.

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In the news: UGA ecologist’s book on ecological impacts of roads

Feb. 18, 2016

Odum School graduate faculty member and alumna Kimberly Andrews was quoted in an article about her recent book, Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals, in the Athens Banner Herald.

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Helping the helpers: Improving safety for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators

Feb. 2, 2016

Volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in Australia help protect the public from diseases carried by bats. A new study led by Odum School doctoral student Cecilia A. Sánchez provides recommendations for future investment by state and territory governments that could reduce health risks to the volunteers themselves.

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Honors ecology student Torre Lavelle named to inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

Jan. 12, 2016

University of Georgia Honors ecology student Torre Lavelle is one of 111 students from around the world to be named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective and fully funded one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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New model uses public health statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent

Jan. 4, 2016

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research lays the groundwork for a potential new tool in the fight against infectious diseases.

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UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance

Dec. 23, 2015

While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia’s J Vaun McArthur is concerned that there’s more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.

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Odum School of Ecology Professor Publishes Reference for Diseases of Coral

Dec. 22, 2015

Professor James W. Porter is the co-editor of a new book, Diseases of Coral, which provides comprehensive descriptions and information about diagnostic procedures and treatments for coral disease using a uniform vocabulary.

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Todd Pierson, BS ’13, quoted in National Geographic

Dec. 19, 2015

A National Geographic article about the discovery of an extremely rare Chinese giant salamander by a fisherman in Chonqing, China, quotes salamander expert Todd Pierson, BS ’13.

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Jenna Malek, PhD '15, profiled on UGA Commencement web site

Dec. 3, 2015

Ecology doctoral student Jenna Malek is featured as one of "15 from 2015" on the UGA Commencement web site.

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Undergraduate Carmen Kraus, BS '15, featured in UGA's 15 from 2015

Dec. 3, 2015

Ecology undergraduate Carmen Kraus is featured as one of "15 from 2015" on the UGA Commencement web site.

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Schmidt, PhD (Entomology) ’77, wins 2015 Ig Nobel Prize

Dec. 3, 2015

Justin Schmidt, PhD (Entomology) '77,  of Southwestern Biological Institute and University of Arizona, shared the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in Physiology and Entomology, presented at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel prize ceremony on Sept. 19 at Harvard University.

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Alkaff, MS CESD '97, honored by the White House

Dec. 3, 2015

On July 20, 2015, Huda Alkaff, MS CESD '97, was one of twelve people of faith recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change” for their efforts in protecting our environment and communities from the effects of climate change.

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Faculty Position Available

Dec. 2, 2015

The Odum School of Ecology is searching for an extraordinary faculty member

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Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance

Nov. 25, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.

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CESD Graduate Program Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Ahead

Nov. 17, 2015

More than 150 people, including alumni, students, faculty and friends, gathered at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology in October for a symposium marking the twentieth anniversary of the school’s Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development graduate program.

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Monkey medicine

Nov. 9, 2015

Scientific American reports on a study by Odum School postdoctoral associate Ria Ghai finding that red colobus monkeys infected with whipworms appear to self-medicate, significantly increasing their intake of certain plants used in local traditional medicine.

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Not created equal: Wing structure helps female monarch butterflies outperform males in flight

Nov. 3, 2015

Evidence has been mounting that female monarch butterflies are better at flying and more successful at migration than males, and researchers from the University of Georgia have now come up with an explanation—but not one they expected.

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Happy Halloween: "Spirits" photographed!

Oct. 30, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, a University of Georgia scientist has posted photographic evidence of “spirits”—his term for the distinctive markings resembling a human skull that are found on the backs of Texas Gray moths (Glenoides texanaria).

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Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people

Oct. 29, 2015

People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease.

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Invasive species as junk food for predators: Native prey necessary for predators to stay healthy and prosper

Oct. 28, 2015

A new analysis by Odum School researchers of scientific studies spanning more than two decades has revealed that predators benefit most from eating invasive prey only if their traditional food sources remain intact--that is, if they are able to maintain their usual diet and eat invaders only as an occasional snack.

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Ecology professor studies ecological restoration

Oct. 26, 2015

Assistant Professor Elizabeth King was profiled in the Oct. 26, 2015 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper.

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Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health, UGA study finds

Sep. 21, 2015

The effects of an animal population’s extinction may echo beyond the original species, new Odum School research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites—which are critical for a healthy ecosystem.

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UGA ecologist publishes book on small animal road ecology

Sep. 19, 2015

A new book, Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals, edited by UGA ecologist Kimberly Andrews, addresses the impacts of roads on wildlife populations and explores design and mitigation strategies to avoid or reduce conflict with reptiles, amphibians and small mammals.

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UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology

Sep. 19, 2015

The University of Georgia has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology, led by the Odum School's Vanessa Ezenwa.

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EcoVoice 2015

Aug. 19, 2015

Welcome to EcoVoice 2015, the Odum School of Ecology's annual magazine.

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Odum School professor, alumnus recognized by Ecological Society of America

Aug. 14, 2015

Odum School professor Alan Covich and alumnus Marcelo Ardón were recognized for outstanding contributions to ecology on Aug. 10 in a ceremony at the centennial annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore.

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Non-native marine species’ spread, impact explained by time since introduction

Aug. 11, 2015

The time since introduction of a non-native marine species best explains its global range, according to new research by an international team of scientists led by UGA ecologist James E. Byers.

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Odum School Butterfly Research in the News

Aug. 7, 2015

Odum School researchers have been featured in a number of recent news stories about butterflies.

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Model demonstrates link between species’ traits, competitive success, environmental conditions

Aug. 6, 2015

Researchers at Yale University and the University of Georgia have developed and experimentally tested a new mathematical model based on the work of the late Ken Leonard, PhD '10, that helps explain when and where species are likely to outcompete or coexist with one another.

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Odum School of Ecology introduces new bachelor’s degree program

Jul. 20, 2015

This fall, the Odum School of Ecology will launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in ecology.

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Ecology graduate students awarded Knauss Fellowships

Jul. 8, 2015

The Odum School's Laura Early and Jennafer Malek are among three UGA graduate students selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

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UGA ecologist publishes new book on monarch butterflies

Jun. 16, 2015

"Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect," a new book co-edited by Sonia Altizer, and with chapters by Altizer and Andy Davis, synthesizes the latest scientific research about monarchs and the threats and challenges they face.

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UGA Ecologists Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Track Spread of Disease in Monarch Butterflies

Jun. 15, 2015

Project Monarch Health, a citizen science project operated through the Odum School of Ecology at UGA, tracks the spread of a debilitating disease in wild monarch butterflies. This program, now in its 9th year, has just embarked on a NEW crowdfunding project via Georgia Funder.

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Odum School awards degrees to twenty-nine

May. 29, 2015

Twenty-nine students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Spring 2015 commencement on May 8.

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The Next Infectious Disease Hotspots

May. 18, 2015

UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases

Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans.

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UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases

May. 17, 2015

More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. The meeting is co-chaired by the Odum School's Sonia Altizer and Andrew Park.

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Osenberg named Ecological Society of America Fellow; one of four with UGA ties

May. 12, 2015

Craig Osenberg, a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, has been elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. He is the fifth current or former UGA ecology faculty member so honored since the program began in 2012. Ecology alumnus Peter Groffman, PhD '84, was one of three UGA alumni named Fellows this year.

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Farmland management changes can boost carbon sequestration rates: Changes can add organic matter to soils much faster than previously thought

May. 12, 2015

Well-maintained pastures can restore the soil’s organic matter much more quickly than previously thought, according to a new study in Nature Communications. Lead author Megan Machmuller, PhD '14, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University, worked on the project as a doctoral student.

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Threatened reef-building corals have diverse symbiotic algae partners, UGA study finds

May. 4, 2015

Continued University of Georgia research on the threatened Caribbean reef-building coral, Orbicella faveolata, finds that latitudinal patterns play a key role in the type of symbiotic algae that the coral associates with.

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Erin Abernethy profiled on UGA Commencement web site

Apr. 24, 2015

Ecology master's student Erin Abernethy is featured as one of "15 from 2015" on the UGA Commencement web site.

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Animal parasite study could help humans ‘manage nasty diseases’: Evolutionary history is a predictor of diversity of parasites in a species

Apr. 20, 2015

The evolutionary history, body size and geographic range of an animal species are predictors for the diversity of parasites—or disease—that species carries, according to researchers at the UGA Odum School of Ecology.

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Do parasites make a difference in the outcome of animal fights? UGA Research Experience for Undergraduates program study finds that they do

Apr. 17, 2015

University of Georgia ecologist Andy Davis and his students studied beetles and their parasite loads last summer as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UGA, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Their results—that infected beetles were slightly more likely to lose fights—were published earlier this month in the journal PLOS One.

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Ecology major and Honors student Torre Lavelle receives Udall Scholarship

Apr. 17, 2015

Ecology major Torre Lavelle, a University of Georgia Honors student, has been named a 2015 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholar.

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Ecologist Nancy Grimm to Deliver 2015 Odum Lecture

Apr. 9, 2015

Ecologist Nancy Grimm will deliver the 30th annual Odum Lecture, "The Only Certainty Is Change: Reflections on a Stream, a City, and a Public University," at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on April 21 at 4 p.m.

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CURO Symposium features Odum School students, faculty

Mar. 25, 2015

The Odum School was featured prominently at the 2015 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium, with 12 students presenting original research and one, Timothy Montgomery, winning a Best Paper award. Professor Jeb Byers won a CURO Research Mentoring Award and Associate Dean Sonia Altizer delivered the keynote address.

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Setting a dinner table for wildlife can affect their risk of disease

Mar. 23, 2015

Supplemental feeding of wildlife can increase the spread of some infectious diseases and decrease the spread of others. A new study by University of Georgia ecologists has found that the outcome depends on the type of pathogen and the source of food.

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UGA scientists confirm first North American record of East Asian Joro spider; looking for more sightings

Mar. 18, 2015

Scientists at the Georgia Museum of Natural History at the University of Georgia have confirmed the first known occurrence in North America of Nephila clavata, the East Asian Joro spider.

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UGA Ecology study of nutrient pollution featured in Athens Banner-Herald

Mar. 16, 2015

A front-page story by Lee Shearer in the March 16 edition of the Athens Banner-Herald covers recent research by the Odum School’s Amy Rosemond and her colleagues. Their findings, published in Science, concern the effects of nutrient pollution on forest-derived carbon in streams.

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TEDxUGA Talks Now Available Online

Mar. 16, 2015

Videos of the TEDxUGA 2015 and 2013 talks are now available online.

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Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find: Excess nitrogen and phosphorus reduce an important food resource for stream life

Mar. 6, 2015

A team of researchers led by University of Georgia ecologist Amy Rosemond reports in the journal Science that nutrient pollution causes a significant loss of forest-derived carbon from stream ecosystems, reducing the ability of streams to support aquatic life.

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Pulitzer Prize winning environmental journalist Dan Fagin to speak at UGA

Mar. 2, 2015

Environmental journalist Dan Fagin will discuss his 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,” March 19 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology’s auditorium.

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Gittleman quoted in Science

Mar. 2, 2015

Odum School Dean John Gittleman, who studies large-scale evolutionary and ecological questions about biodiversity and conservation with a focus on mammals, was quoted in Science in an article about a new study of carnivore population regulation.

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Crowdfunding Citizen Science

Feb. 21, 2015

Odum School doctoral student Linsey Haram is seeking to raise $4,000 for a citizen science project to monitor the invasive seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla through Georgia Funder, UGA’s new crowdfunding platform.

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Odum Research featured on GPB’s Georgia Outdoors

Jan. 23, 2015

The "Alligators" episode of Georgia Outdoors on Georgia Public Broadcasting highlights some of the research being conducted by Odum School of Ecology graduate student Gregory Skupien on Jekyll Island.

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Canceled flights: For monarch butterflies, loss of migration means more disease

Jan. 15, 2015

A new study by University of Georgia ecologists, just published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, has found that winter-breeding butterflies are at increased risk of disease, a finding that could apply to other migratory species as well. Planting tropical milkweed, available at many garden centers, makes the problem worse.

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UGA ecologists appear in “Off the Map” on GACTV

Jan. 13, 2015

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory education program specialist and Odum School of Ecology graduate faculty member Kimberly Andrews and Odum graduate student Greg Skupien appear in an episode of “Off the Map,” a new series on the Great American Country TV network.

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Ecologist explores link between biology, mathematics

Jan. 13, 2015

Associate Professor Andrew Park was profiled in the Jan. 12, 2015 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper.

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New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June 2015

Jan. 13, 2015

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.

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Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive infectious diseases—and spread them

Jan. 8, 2015

Parasitic worms have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, Vanessa Ezenwa has found that de-worming drastically improved an animal’s chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the spread of TB in the population.

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Odum School awards degrees at fall commencement

Dec. 19, 2014

Eight students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Fall 2014 commencement on December 19.

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Odum School partners with Sewanee on wetlands research station

Dec. 2, 2014

The Odum School has partnered with the University of the South and the Sewanee Utility Board to design a new wetlands research station in Sewanee, TN. The project, which grew out of work done by students in the Environmental Practicum service learning graduate course led by Laurie Fowler, Odum School associate dean and River Basin Center director of policy, is funded by a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

 

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Research by Byers and Haram featured in Savannah Morning News

Dec. 1, 2014

An article by Mary Landers in the Nov. 29 edition of the Savannah Morning News covers research by Odum School professor Jeb Byers and doctoral student Linsey Haram who are studying the impacts of a non-native seaweed that has made itself at home on the Georgia coast.

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Machmuller, PhD ’14, featured on PBS NewsHour

Nov. 26, 2014

Megan Machmuller, PhD ’14, is featured on the Nov. 24, 2014 episode the PBS program NewsHour. The segment covers climate change research in Alaska conducted by Machmuller and colleagues from Colorado State University, where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow.

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Flatworms play canaries role in New England's estuaries

Nov. 26, 2014

A new study coauthored by Jeb Byers and funded by N.H. Sea Grant indicates that parasitic flatworms called trematodes provide a snapshot of the human-influenced factors affecting marshes, as their populations are impacted by the number of roads near a marsh and the amount of nitrogen in the mud. The paper appears in Ecology.

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D'Elia, PhD '74, receives 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award from UGA Graduate School

Nov. 21, 2014

Christopher Francis D'Elia, PhD '74, was one of 10 graduates honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award.

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Brunswick News reports on Odum School alligator research

Nov. 18, 2014

Odum School master's student Greg Skupien and his research on environmental contaminants in alligators is featured in a Nov. 17 story in the Brunswick News. Greg is part of the Applied Wildlife Conservation Lab based on Jekyll Island.

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Odum School research featured in the New York Times

Nov. 18, 2014

Monarch butterfly research by Odum School doctoral student Dara Satterfield and Associate Dean Sonia Altizer is featured in an article in the Nov. 18 edition of the New York Times.

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New student organization at UGA aims to promote equality in the sciences

Nov. 13, 2014

Concerned about retaining and advancing women in science and technology careers, a group of Odum School students has formed an organization to promote equality in the sciences.

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UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop algorithms for early warning systems of infectious disease outbreaks

Nov. 10, 2014

John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks.

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Tracking Eastern Diamondback Rattlers on Jekyll Island

Oct. 28, 2014

Odum School master's student Joseph Colbert's study of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes on Jekyll Island is featured in the fall 2014 issue of UGA Research Magazine.

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High school student tackles insect powerhouse through UGA Young Dawgs Program

Oct. 22, 2014

A recent study in the Journal of Insect Behavior by Andy Davis, a faculty member in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, found that horned passalus beetles can lift more than 300 times their own weight without breaking a sweat. Now, Davis has teamed up with Jake LeFeuvre, a senior from Oconee County High School, to find out how internal parasites influence the beetles’ strength.

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Sonia Altizer named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology

Oct. 6, 2014

Sonia Altizer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named the University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Ecology.

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Vanessa Ezenwa profiled in UGA's Focus on Faculty Oct. 5, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014

Associate Professor Vanessa Ezenwa was profiled in the "Focus on Faculty" page of the University of Georgia web site.

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UGA ecologist publishes new ‘Foundations’ textbook on macroecology

Oct. 2, 2014

John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology, is the co-editor of a new textbook, “Foundations of Macroecology,” published by the University of Chicago Press as part of its Foundations series.

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Genetic analysis reveals surprises about the monarch butterfly

Oct. 1, 2014

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Chicago and including Odum School Associate Dean Sonia Altizer, has published a study in Nature that reveals unexpected answers to the origins of monarchs and the genetic basis of their best-known traits.

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Daniel Streicker featured in AAAS video

Sep. 20, 2014

Daniel Streicker, PhD '11, is the subject of a short video on the American Association for the Advancement of Science website.

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