Worden, PhD ’00, discusses giant viruses

Alexandra Z. Worden, UGA Ecology PhD ’00, was featured on the podcast This Week in Virology discussing giant viruses that infect ocean hosts.

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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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STEMzone introduces Bulldog Nation to research

STEMZONE A BIG HIT WITH BULLDOG FANS
The third annual STEMzone took place before the Missouri football game and engaged nearly 1,000 visitors of all ages with the STEM research being done at UGA.

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Scientists get $1.6M to study disease transmission

Researchers associated with the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the relationships between habitat characteristics, human activity and disease transmission for two tropical diseases: cutaneous leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

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Bats play a vital role in the ecosystem

Creatures of the Night exhibit sheds light on vital role of bats and explains threats they face and how to get involved in bat conservation.

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Faculty position: Lecturer in Ecology

Faculty position in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia: Full-time Lecturer in Ecology, to contribute to our A.B. and B.S. undergraduate degree programs. Applications due Nov 24.

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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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