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

Third Wednesday Symposium: Dr. Gaur

4:00 pm

203 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602 Conference Room

Ecology Faculty Mentoring Training, Session 1

3:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: James Porter

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Shelby Ziegler

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Latest News

Researchers developing tools to predict next pandemic

The CEID has received a $1 million NSF grant to develop infectious disease intelligence systems to predict–and help prevent–pandemics.

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Vallury joins Odum as assistant professor, River Basin Center as co-director

On August 1, Sechindra Vallury, a researcher in natural resource management and policy with a focus on how institutions can shape water governance and equity outcomes, joined Odum School of Ecology and the River Basin Center.

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If students can’t get to the coast, UGA brings the coast to them

Diane Klement, AB ’20, is one of the educators at the UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Island leading hands-on programs for kids.

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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.