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 Series: Non-Academic Careers Panel

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Curator Tour: "Sunken Treasure: The Art & Science of Coral Reefs"

2:00 pm

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries 268

Ecology Seminar Series: Tara Stewart Merrill

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Paola López-Duarte

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Carla Atkinson

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Latest News

What it takes to create a successful oyster reef breakwater

Jeb Byers, Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology, recently coauthored a publicaiton on oyster reef breakwaters, a form of natural infrastructure.

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Joro spiders well poised to populate cities

New research from Andy Davis at the Odum School of Ecology reveals that the Joro spider is surprisingly tolerant of the vibrations and noise common in urban landscapes—clues as to why the spider has been successful in spreading across Georgia and the Southeast over the last decade.

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Extreme heat hurts monarchs and their parasites

New research from Odum School of Ecology scientists at the University of Georgia shows that constant exposure to high temperatures limits parasite development in monarch butterflies and also lowers monarch survival.

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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