Climate change could increase costs of reproduction in plants, study finds

A new study offers clues about how plant populations might respond to climate change and could provide guidance for conservation strategies.

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Evolution of the fastest jaws in nature

GMNH associate Douglas Booher, BS ’98, explores the evolution of the trap-jaw mechanism in Strumigenys ants, which has resulted in one of the natural world’s fastest movements.

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Erika Zavaleta to deliver 2021 Odum Lecture

Ecologist Erika Zavaleta will deliver the 2021 Odum Lecture, “The interdependence of biological and cultural diversity,” on March 23.

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Like it or not, Joro spiders are here to stay

Discovered in Georgia seven years ago, the Asian spider is settling in. Chances are, if you live in northeast Georgia you’ve come across an East Asian Joro spider this fall.

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Researchers offer insights into aging

A research team at the Odum School of Ecology and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have presented a strong case that the mechanism determining lifespan lies at the intersection of the genome and epigenome.

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Forecast predicts dismal future for American alligator

A study by UGA researchers indicates that warming temperatures could impact the future of the American alligator and potentially result in its demise.

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Butterflies raised in captivity fare worse than wild counterparts

UGA ecologist Andy Davis compared the strength, color, and wing shape of monarch butterflies reared in the lab with their wild counterparts.

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Molly Fisher’s research featured in Discover Magazine

The January/February 2019 issue of Discover Magazine featured research by Odum School doctoral candidate Molly Fisher.

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Ginseng in decline in the eastern United States

American ginseng is in decline thanks chiefly to range-wide overharvesting, but that trend could potentially be reversed by promoting and supporting ginseng cultivation.

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UGA Ecology alumna Beth Shapiro will deliver 2019 Boyd Lecture

UGA Ecology alumna Beth Shapiro, BS/MS ’99, will deliver the 2019 Boyd Lecture at 1 PM on April 4.

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