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

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

ICON & Ecology Dissertation Defense: Jessica Chappell

2:00 pm

Forestry Resources Building 3, Keadle Conference Room

Latest News

Gibbons honored by Southeastern Outdoor Press Association

Prof. Emeritus Whit Gibbons was honored by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association in October. Gibbons received the 2019 Sharon Ruston Award, which recognizes the best communication work related to mentoring

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STEMzone introduces Bulldog Nation to research

STEMZONE A BIG HIT WITH BULLDOG FANS
The third annual STEMzone took place before the Missouri football game and engaged nearly 1,000 visitors of all ages with the STEM research being done at UGA.

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Hull receives 2019 Laerm Award

Richard Hull, an undergraduate pursuing a bachelor of science degree in ecology with a minor in plant biology, has received the 2019 Laerm Award for Undergraduate Research from the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

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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