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.
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.
Dr. Mary Freeman studies the creatures that live beneath the surface of streams and rivers and investigates how human activities affect them.
Frequent fire is needed to maintain the structure of longleaf pine forests, but may also be removing excess nitrogen from these ecosystems.
Researchers affiliated with the UGA Odum School of Ecology will present their work at the 2019 Ecological Society of America annual meeting.
Ignoring the role of parasites may lead to misinterpretation of organism responses to environmental change.