Academics

The Odum School of Ecology uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unparalleled experience to its undergraduate students. To be prepared for careers in ecology, students are provided a solid foundation in the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and data analysis. With these tools, students then investigate more broadly the patterns of biodiversity through elective courses in geography, anthropology, natural history, environmental law and a host of other subjects. The Odum School offers doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs that provide students with an interdisciplinary course of study, allowing them to develop a broad background in ecology and related disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. Our alumni are employed in a variety of positions, including as university faculty, policy analysts, conservation directors, executives in nonprofit organizations, and officers in government agencies.

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Faculty Lightning Talks

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Susan Wilde

1:25 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Manuel Leal

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Disease Ecology Workshop: Rebecca Borchering

12:10 pm

Ecology Building, Seminar Room 117

Latest News

Beneath the surface: Mary Freeman studies fish populations in rivers and streams

Dr. Mary Freeman studies the creatures that live beneath the surface of streams and rivers and investigates how human activities affect them.

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De Jesús Crespo Awarded 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowship

UGA ICON & Ecology alumna Rebeca de Jesús Crespo received a 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Wendy Paulsen shares meaning in work

Wendy Paulsen helps make sure faculty members and researchers have what they need for their work on environmental issues.

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Commitment To Research

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.

Infectious Disease Ecology
Infectious Disease Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Aquatic / Watershed Ecology
Aquatic / Watershed Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Movement Ecology
Movement Ecology