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

Disease Ecology Workshop: Cecilia Sánchez

12:20 pm

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Conference Room

Disease Ecology Workshop: John Vinson

12:20 pm

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Conference Room 104D

Odum School Graduate Student Symposium Day 1

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Odum School Graduate Student Symposium Day 2

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Latest News

Drake, Rohani among 6 UGA faculty members named AAAS Fellows

Ecology professors John Drake and Pejman Rohani are among six University of Georgia faculty members named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed

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Warming oceans lead to more fur seal deaths from hookworm infection

A new study suggests that, in warmer ocean temperatures, fur seal pups receive less maternal care and lack an effective immune response against hookworm infections as a result. Rising ocean

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New model predicts which animal viruses may spread among humans

Researchers have developed a model that predicts which of the viruses that can jump from animals to people can also be transmitted from person to person—and are therefore possible sources of human diseases.

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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
Aquatics / Watershed Ecology
Aquatics / Watershed Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology