Long-term data reveal impact of dams and drought on migratory shrimp in Puerto Rico

The combination of dams, droughts and dry seasons are making it harder for Puerto Rico’s migratory shrimp to complete their life cycle, according to a long-term study from UGA.

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Grant projects highlight interdisciplinary research

A research project led by Prof. Jeb Byers, “Mitigating Emerging Disease Impacts in Fisheries: Adaptive Strategies to Ensure a Safe, Healthy Seafood Supply,” was awarded one of seven 2020 Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants at UGA.

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UGA Ecology Graduate Student Symposium is Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium takes place Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in the Odum School auditorium. Alumna Rebeca de Jesús Crespo will deliver the keynote address.

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Focus on Faculty: Courtney Murdock

Courtney Murdock, an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Odum School of Ecology, studies the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases to inform predictions about disease patterns and interventions to disrupt transmission.

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Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium 2020 is Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium 2020 will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in the Odum School auditorium.

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Insects through the ages: Monitoring how urban aquatic insect communities change over time

River Basin Center doctoral student Denzell Cross is studying Atlanta’s aquatic ecosystems, comparing data collected in the 1970s from the same locations he’s sampling today to examine how insect communities in urban streams have changed.

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Zika epidemic likely suppressed dengue in Latin America

A new study by Postdoctoral Researcher Rebecca Borchering found that following a Zika outbreak, dengue cases are likely to drop sharply and then spike—a pattern that appears to be occurring in Brazil and Colombia in the wake of the 2015-2016 Zika epidemic.

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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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