Monarch butterfly parasite uses strategy to spread infection

A harmful parasite is able to maintain high levels of infection in resident populations of monarch butterflies by using more than one transmission strategy, according to research from the UGA Odum School of Ecology.

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Focus on Faculty: Pejman Rohani

Pejman Rohani, UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Odum School of Ecology and the College of Veterinary Medicine, mentors students and conducts research that explores how infectious diseases spread and evolve.

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In the field with flying foxes

UGA ecology PhD student Cecilia Sánchez studies how urbanization affects movement, diet and disease in Australian flying foxes (fruit bats).

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Mosquitoes more likely to lay eggs in closely spaced habitats

Patches of standing water that are close together are more likely to be used by mosquitoes to lay eggs in than patches that are farther apart, which could lead to more disease transmission in those areas, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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Four faculty in SEC Academic Leadership program

Prof. John Drake is one of four outstanding faculty members chosen to represent UGA in the 2019 SEC Academic Leadership Program.

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Beneath the surface: Mary Freeman studies fish populations in rivers and streams

Dr. Mary Freeman studies the creatures that live beneath the surface of streams and rivers and investigates how human activities affect them.

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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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UGA researchers present work at 2019 ESA annual meeting

Researchers affiliated with the UGA Odum School of Ecology will present their work at the 2019 Ecological Society of America annual meeting.

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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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Women in Science supporting the next generation

Women in Science at UGA, founded 5 years ago by Ecology PhD students Anya Brown and Cecilia Sanchez, promotes equality and diversity in STEM.

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