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: Andrew Storfer

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Kamal Gandhi

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Lee Dietterich

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Joseph J. O'Brien

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Michael Vanni

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Latest News

Part 3: On the Road—and the River—with the Ecological Problem Solving Class

Biodiversity, Conservation, and Recreation on the Flint  The last week of Maymester 2022’s Field Program in Ecological Problem Solving heavily featured the Flint River, which cuts through the western half

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Odum School lecturer finds the right career path

When teaching Ecology 3400, Professional Development for Careers in Ecology, one of the things Scott Connelly tells his students is that their career paths are not likely to follow a straight line. That’s a lesson that Connelly, a lecturer in the Odum School of Ecology, has learned firsthand.

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Leaky infrastructure driving antibiotic resistant pathogens in local waters

Could your old septic tank be driving a growth in antimicrobial resistant bacteria? It’s possible, say the authors of a University of Georgia study that identified aging sewer lines and

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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.