Few nutrients are as fundamental to or ubiquitous in modern life as nitrogen and phosphorus. As fertilizers, they form the bedrock of our global agricultural systems—but at a cost to our waterways.
Researcher Elizabeth KIng, associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, is on a mission to monitor, restore and conserve the native sweetgrass populations along the Georgia coast.
Temperature-dependent sex determination in alligators is linked to survival, according to new research from Benjamin Parrott, associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology.
University of Georgia ecologist Jim Porter has received funding to create an artificial intelligence tool expected to greatly improve mapping of coral reefs and lead to significant advancements in underwater 3D measurements—information that will aid efforts to help these reefs survive.
New research led by the Odum School of Ecology’s Nina Wurzburger sheds light, for the first time, on how land-use disturbance and nutrient conditions play a role in the decline of oak forests. The most promising strategy to address this decline is reduced cutting.
Booming populations, rich freshwater diversity, and water scarcity: the common challenges of the towns along the I-85 corridor
The towns that line the I-85 corridor from Atlanta to Raleigh have several commonalities: burgeoning populations, reliance on small rivers and tributaries for water supply and waste disposal, and some of the richest freshwater aquatic biodiversity on the planet. These commonalities lead to shared problems. A team of University of Georgia researchers, from the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems and the Odum School of Ecology recently published a paper that gets at the heart of this issue.
Scientists, including several Odum researchers, analyzed more than 650 dam removal projects over 55 years in the United States totaling $1.52 billion inflation-adjusted dollars to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.
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.