Long-term data reveal impact of dams and drought on migratory shrimp in Puerto Rico

The combination of dams, droughts and dry seasons are making it harder for Puerto Rico’s migratory shrimp to complete their life cycle, according to a long-term study from UGA.

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Peering into the past: Analysis of museum specimens reveals clues about ecological change

Stable isotope analysis of specimens from natural history museums can provide insights into potential impacts of future environmental change.

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A summer among the sequoias

Katherine Russell, BS ’18, describes her experience studying the impacts of recent wildfires on the giant sequoias of California.

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Study reveals an unexpected role of fire in longleaf pine forests

Frequent fire is needed to maintain the structure of longleaf pine forests, but may also be removing excess nitrogen from these ecosystems.

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Long-term Data Reveals Pollution’s Toll on Coral Reefs

A new study in Marine Biology provides evidence of the important role of water pollution in the decline of coral reefs.

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Parasites affect host responses to environmental change

Ignoring the role of parasites may lead to misinterpretation of organism responses to environmental change.

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Porter testifies about the loss of coral reefs

James W. Porter, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C. about the loss of coral reefs.

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The sicker the better: Parasites help their beetle hosts function more effectively

Horned passalus beetles infected with a nematode parasite are able to process wood 15% faster than uninfected beetles, according to new research from the Odum School of Ecology.

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New book explores ecological consequences of warming soils

A new textbook edited by UGA ecologist Jacqueline Mohan provides a comprehensive look at how plants, animals, microbes and their physical environment respond to warming soils.

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Wargowsky receives award in Art of STEM competition

Undergraduate ecology major Isabel Wargowsky received an Award of Merit in the UGA Office of STEM Education’s 2019 Art of STEM competition.

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