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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New model helps explain how human-provided food resources promote or reduce wildlife disease

Jul. 23, 2014

Scientists have long known that providing supplemental food for wildlife, or resource provisioning, can sometimes cause more harm than good. UGA ecologists Daniel Becker and Richard Hall have developed a new mathematical model to tease apart the processes that help explain why.

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Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps

Jun. 12, 2014

A study led by Julie Rushmore, PhD '13--currently a student in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine--finds that focusing vaccination efforts on chimpanzees with the highest numbers of social contacts can reduce the number of animals that must be vaccinated to prevent an epidemic.

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Three ecology students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Jun. 11, 2014

Three ecology students were among eleven UGA students and alumni to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

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Odum School awards degrees to twenty-two

May. 23, 2014

Twenty-two students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Spring 2014 commencement on May 9.

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Fish communities key to balancing nutrients in coral reefs, UGA study finds

May. 12, 2014

Recent research led by University of Georgia ecologists sheds new light on the natural nutrient dynamics of coral reefs, particularly the often overlooked but critical role of fish. Their findings, published in Global Change Biology, could help inform future research and coral conservation efforts.

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Black receives 2014 Rotaract Student Service Award

May. 2, 2014

Sara Black, a dual ecology and anthropology major who will graduate on May 9, received the 2014 Rotaract Student Service Award for the Odum School of Ecology.

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Students receive 2014 Georgia Power Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

May. 1, 2014

Alexa Nicole Gusmerotti and William Harrison Miller received the 2014 Georgia Power Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for research conducted at University of Georgia HorseShoe Bend Ecology Experimental Site.

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Odum School undergaduate Carmen Kraus wins CURO Symposium Best Paper Award

Apr. 18, 2014

Odum School of Ecology undergraduate Carmen Kraus won a best paper award at the 2014 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium held on March 31-April 1, 2014.

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Julie Rushmore, PhD '13, wins ESA's Volterra Award

Jan. 14, 2014

Julie Rushmore, who received her Ph.D. from the Odum School in 2013 and is pursuing a D.V.M. degree in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Volterra Award for the Best Student Presentation in Theoretical Ecology from the Ecological Society of America.

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Odum School undergraduate Zachary Holmes wins 2013 Scarano scholarship

Jan. 10, 2014

University of Georgia undergraduate Zachary Holmes, an ecology and biology double-major from Atlanta, has received one of five John J. Scarano Memorial Scholarships for 2013.

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Ecology student Shafkat Khan wins UGA Sustainability Grant

Jan. 8, 2014

Ecology doctoral student Shafkat Khan has received a grant from the UGA Office of Sustainability to establish a bicycle repair cooperative on campus, one of nine Campus Sustainability grants awarded this year.

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USACE, UGA researchers develop new model to assess fish passage

Dec. 19, 2013

Researchers from the Odum School and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have developed a new model that could help environmental managers determine the most cost-effective means to improve upstream passage for migratory fishes.

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UGA Awards student scholarships for Study Abroad in Sustainability

Nov. 23, 2013

Undergraduate ecology major Zack Holmes has received one of two scholarships for study abroad opportunities in sustainability. The awards are made possible by the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment .

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UGA Graduate School Magazine features Virginia Schutte

Sep. 17, 2013

Odum School doctoral student Virginia Schutte is profiled in an article in the Summer 2013 issue of the University of Georgia Graduate School Magazine. The article describes Schutte’s research into red mangrove ecosystems in the tropics.

Read the article online: Gifts from the Sea: Virginia Schutte’s Route from Kentucky to the Ocean’s Fray

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Study finds sexual selection predicts high variation in immune genes across mammal species

Sep. 13, 2013

A study by University of Georgia ecologists has found that diversity in mammal immune system genes may have more to do with the opportunity to choose a mate than with exposure to parasites.

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Two Odum School graduates among eight UGA students awarded Fulbrights

Sep. 3, 2013

Two recent ecology graduates were among eight UGA students awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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UGA Ecology “Parasite Ladies” Take Second Place in NSF Graduate Education Challenge

Jun. 13, 2013

Dara Satterfield, Sarah Budischak, and Sara Heisel, doctoral students in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, have taken second place honors in the National Science Foundation Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge, the NSF announced on June 13, 2013.

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Social networks could help prevent disease outbreaks in endangered chimpanzees

Jun. 5, 2013

Many think of social networks in terms of Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but for recent University of Georgia doctoral graduate Julie Rushmore, social networks are tools in the fight against infectious diseases. Rushmore, who completed her doctorate in the Odum School of Ecology in May, analyzed the social networks of wild chimpanzees to determine which individuals were most likely to contract and spread pathogens. Her findings, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology on June 5, could help wildlife managers target their efforts to prevent outbreaks and potentially help public health officials prevent disease in human populations as well.

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Four Ecology students, alumni among ten at UGA awarded NSF fellowships

May. 15, 2013

Ten University of Georgia students and alumni—including four from the Odum School of Ecology—were among received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation to conduct research while working on their master’s and doctoral degrees.

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UGA Ecology Honors student to present research findings on Capitol Hill

Apr. 12, 2013

University of Georgia Honors ecology student Theresa Stratmann will discuss her research with members of the Georgia and South Carolina congressional delegations as part of the Council for Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill Program.

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Two UGA Honors ecology students named 2013 Udall Scholars

Apr. 1, 2013

UGA Honors students Sara Black, an ecology and anthropology double major, and Ian Karra, an economics and finance double major pursuing an ecology minor, were among 50 students nationwide who were awarded 2013 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarships.

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Short Film by Ecology Ph.D. Student Virginia Schutte to Screen at Beneath the Waves Film Festival

Mar. 15, 2013

A short film by Odum School doctoral student Virginia Schutte has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival, which kicks off in Savannah, Georgia, from March 20-24.

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UGA awards sustainability grants to seven student projects

Jan. 17, 2013

Ecology graduate student Greg Skupien, along with Aaron Joslin and Holly Campbell of the Warnell School, was awarded a Campus Sustainability Grant from the Office of Sustainability for “Composting of Organic Waste in Academic Building on Campus: Pilot Project for Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.”

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Fish have enormous nutrient impacts on marine ecosystems, two new studies find

Dec. 12, 2012

Fish play a far more important role as contributors of nutrients to marine ecosystems than previously thought, according to research by Odum School doctoral student Jacob Allgeier and Florida International University associate professor Craig Layman.

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Ecology's Rushmore Receives ARCS Foundation Award

Nov. 30, 2012

Julie Rushmore, a doctor of veterinary medicine/Ph.D. candidate in ecology, received one of nine ARCS Foundation Awards presented to UGA doctoral students in 2012.

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Ecology student a finalist in National Science Foundation research video contest

Oct. 25, 2012

Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is a finalist in a video contest sponsored by the National Science Foundation. To view Schutte’s video, see https://grf2012.skild.com/skild2/grf2012/viewEntryDetail.action?pid=40357.

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Searching for a silver bullet: Measuring biodiversity to inform species conservation

Oct. 17, 2012

Ecologists in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that evolutionary diversity can be an effective method for identifying hotspots of mammal biodiversity.

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Ecology Alumna Carrie Futch awarded fellowship with American Society for Microbiology/Centers for Disease Control

Aug. 18, 2012

Carrie Futch, Ph.D. '10, a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named a recipient of a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious disease and public health microbiology through the American Society for Microbiology and Centers for Disease Control.

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Insect Olympians: Students ask what makes horned passalus beetles so strong

Aug. 6, 2012

All eyes are turned to London as the world’s top athletes compete for Olympic glory, but a humbler competition has been taking place in Andy Davis’s lab at the University of Georgia this summer, featuring some unlikely competitors—horned passalus beetles.

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Rebeca de Jesús Crespo receives Fulbright Scholarship

Jun. 18, 2012

Ecology Ph.D. student Rebeca de Jesús Crespo was one of four UGA recipients of a 2012 Fulbright Scholarship, which she will use to confinue her assessment of the impact of the Rainforest Alliance's certification program on the health of streams that flow into coffee plantations in Costa Rica.

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Incoming, current and former Ecology students receive four of ten 2012 UGA NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May. 7, 2012

Four of the ten University of Georgia students and alumni who received graduate research fellowships this spring from the National Science Foundation to conduct research during their master’s and doctoral studies are from the Odum School of Ecology.

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Ecology undergraduate Saunders wins NOAA Hollings Scholarship

May. 3, 2012

University of Georgia Honors ecology student Scott Saunders has received an Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, one of only 115 awarded nationwide in 2012.

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Haram wins NOAA NERRS Fellowship

May. 3, 2012

Linsey Haram, a Ph.D. student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has received a three-year National Estuarine Research Reserve System graduate research fellowship, one of only nine awarded in 2012.

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Gehman competes in the #SciFund Challenge

May. 3, 2012

Alyssa Gehman, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is participating in the second round of the #SciFund Challenge, an experiment in crowdfunding for scientific research. Her proposal is proposal is online at http://www.rockethub.com/projects/7476-a-climate-for-castrators.

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Ecology students receive Udall scholarships

Apr. 3, 2012

Ecology students Malavika Rajeev and Theresa Stratmann were among the three University of Georgia Honors students—a record number—awarded 2012 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarships.

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Pierson receives National Geographic Young Explorers grant

Apr. 2, 2012

Ecology major Todd Pierson has received a National Geographic Young Explorers grant to travel to China to study what may prove to be a new species of giant salamander.

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Ecology students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Apr. 2, 2012

Ecology majors Theresa Stratmann and Buck Trible have been awarded 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, two of the four received by UGA students this year.

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UGA Honors student Christina Faust awarded 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Mar. 26, 2012

Christina Faust, a University of Georgia Honors student from Athens, has been awarded a 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national honor recognizing outstanding juniors who are preparing for public service careers.

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Study extends the ‘ecology of fear’ to fear of parasites

Feb. 27, 2012

Squirrels and raccoons will give up food to avoid ticks

A recent paper by Ph.D. student Alexa Fritzsche sheds light on the interaction between ticks and host animals. The study is based on research conducted while Fritzsche was a research technician at Washington University in St. Louis.

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