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

John K. Spencer Memorial 5K Fun Run & Walk

8:30 am

UGA Coliseum Parking Lot S-14,

Ecology Seminar: Alice Boyle

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Janneke Hille Ris Lambers

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Odum Lecture: Emily Bernhardt

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Latest News

Gardening practices can be tailored for pollinators

Researchers conducted a review and meta-analysis to formulate a more focused approach to establishing healthy habitats for pollinators and determine where more information is needed.

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UGA student joins new class of young science leaders

Ecology doctoral student David Vasquez was one of 40 young science leaders chosen to be a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development.

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Byers receives the Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award

James E. “Jeb” Byers has been named the sole research and comprehensive university recipient of the Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award, which recognizes a faculty member with a strong commitment to teaching and student success.

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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