Extreme heat hurts monarchs and their parasites

New research from Odum School of Ecology scientists at the University of Georgia shows that constant exposure to high temperatures limits parasite development in monarch butterflies and also lowers monarch survival.

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Magnifying impact: UGA seeding formation of broad research teams

This Office of Research feature highlights research teams across UGA, profiling the work of Odum’s Pejman Rohani in co-assembling a multi-institutional team that landed one of UGA’s largest awards in history.

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Drake to develop spatial interaction model for Japanese encephalitis virus

Regents’ Professor John Drake of the Odum School of Ecology and director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) is building a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infectious disease model to explain how this virus is expected to spread after it is introduced into the United States.

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Inside Georgia’s oyster disease epidemic 

Researchers at the Odum School of Ecology are studying oyster disease in Georgia. 

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Imperiled frogs are dying off at alarming rates. Here’s what researchers know.

Since April of this year, frogs that rely on longleaf pine ecosystems have been dying at alarming rates in some regions. Courtesy faculty Stacey Lance is working with collaborators to understand why.

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Ecology faculty Rohani and Drake part of Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence

Odum School of Ecology faculty Pej Rohani and John Drake are part of a University of Georgia team working to strengthen public health response to infectious disease threats and support

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Genetic sequencing could contain future COVID-19 variants

Travel bans, relying on estimates of severity are largely ineffective at containing variants at their source New COVID-19 variants could potentially be contained where they arise using genetic sequencing, a new

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Odum School seeks two faculty members in infectious disease dynamics

The Odum School of Ecology is now accepting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in infectious disease dynamics.

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Researchers developing tools to predict next pandemic

The CEID has received a $1 million NSF grant to develop infectious disease intelligence systems to predict–and help prevent–pandemics.

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Within the Walls: Ringtails at Zion National Park

Anna Willoughby is studying how the use of buildings is affecting diet, behavior and parasite infection in ringtails at Zion National Park.

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