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.

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UGA graduate student brings public education to freshwater conservation, GIS mapping

It’s fitting that Carleisha Hanns grew up to be a cartographer—her early life spanned continents. She was born in Belgium and raised in Tennessee by military parents who lived and

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2023 Ecology Graduate Student Symposium is Jan. 27-28

The 29th annual Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium will be held Jan. 27-28 in the Ecology building auditorium and online. GSS 2023 is free and open to all.

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Ecology faculty Rohani and Drake part of Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence

Odum School of Ecology faculty Pej Rohani and John Drake are part of a University of Georgia team working to strengthen public health response to infectious disease threats and support

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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.