Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography

Evolutionary Ecology / BiogeographyEvolutionary ecology is the study of how interactions between and within species change over time as species evolve, taking into account factors such as competition, mutualism, predation and pathogens. Biogeography is the study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals.

Associated Faculty

Sonia Altizer
Sonia Altizer

UGA Athletic Association Professor of Ecology
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 190
Office: (706) 542-9251
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Jill Anderson
Jill Anderson

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Davison Life Sciences Complex, Rm. C314A
Office: (706) 542-0853

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 194B
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

Andy Davis
Andy Davis

Assistant Research Scientist

Ecology building, Rm. 183
Office: (706) 542-8112
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Professor
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 191A
Office: (706) 542-2288
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

Senior Public Service Associate and Director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History
Graduate Faculty

River Basin Center, Rm. 104
Office: (706) 583-0978
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Gittleman
John Gittleman

Dean and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 107
Office: (706) 542-2968
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Ricardo Holdo
Ricardo Holdo

Associate Professor and Odum Chair
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 188-B
Office: (706) 542-0075
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Jacqueline Mohan
Jacqueline Mohan

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

Biological Sciences building, Rm. 708
Office: (706)-542-3363
Fax: (706) 542-3363

Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 34
Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 133
Office: (706) 583-0462
Fax: (706) 542-3344

John Paul Schmidt
John Paul Schmidt

Assistant Research Scientist

Ecology building, Rm. 155C
Office: 706-372-1719

Patrick R. Stephens
Patrick R. Stephens

Assistant Research Scientist
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 194A
Office: 706) 542-6145
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Takao Sasaki
Takao Sasaki

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 194D

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Sarah Hobbie

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Disease Ecology Workshop: John Vinson

12:20 pm

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

Conservation Seminar: Kimberly Andrews

1:25 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Kevin McCann

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, 201 Auditorium

Latest News

Ecology Teaching Postdoctoral Program

About The Odum School of Ecology (OSE) at the University of Georgia invites applications from outstanding early-career scientists for a school-supported postdoctoral appointment. They will pursue a collaborative research project

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Odum Research featured in Sierra Club Magazine online

Research by Odum School doctoral candidate Molly Fisher was covered in Sierra Club magazine in an article published online on July 16, 2018. The story reports on Fisher’s recent paper in Ecology and Evolution about the number of mammal species remaining to be discovered worldwide.

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Scientists predict number of undiscovered mammal species

There are probably 303 species of mammals left to be discovered by science, most of which are likely to live in tropical regions, according to a predictive model developed by a team of University of Georgia ecologists. Their research, recently published in Ecology and Evolution, could guide efforts to find and conserve these as-yet unknown species.

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