Researchers at the Odum School of Ecology are addressing today's pressing and complex issues, from global climate change to water policy to infectious diseases - and much more. With expertise in areas including ecosystems, disease, conservation and aquatics, Odum School faculty are at the forefront of cutting-edge research.
Faculty research has been featured at national and international levels. For example, Sonia Altizer was featured on the “Today” show for her expertise on monarch butterflies. John Gittleman helped uncover evidence that challenged the long-held belief that the extinction of dinosaurs is what made way for the success of mammals. Jacqueline Mohan determined a link between global climate change and more potent poison ivy. John Drake is studying West Nile virus dynamics in New York City. Laurie Fowler works on policy to protect the Etowah River Basin.
And that’s just scratching the surface.