Turtle Species Decline May Impact Environments Worldwide

Approximately 61 percent of the world’s 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences.

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Giving tortoises a ‘head start’

Research from the University of Georgia indicates that head-starting—raising a species in captivity and releasing it into a protected habitat after it has grown large enough to be less vulnerable to predators—is a useful intervention for boosting the state’s gopher tortoise population.

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The American Alligator Project

A team of UGA researchers is aiming to fill in some of those critical knowledge gaps with an in-depth study of American alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp.

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Caterpillar ‘road rage’ could affect migration: Highway noise can lead to stress for monarch butterfly caterpillars

Monarch butterfly caterpillars living next to roads may be stressed by the sound of passing cars and trucks, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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Restoring the floodplain: Odum students use science to fight invasive species along the Middle Oconee River

Using their background as invasion biologists, doctoral candidates Rachel Smith and Linsey Haram are working to on a project at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to improve restoration in the floodplain of the Middle Oconee River .

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Butterfly gardens offer some hope for pollinators

Butterflies will use gardens planted to attract them, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. But the researchers cautioned that butterfly gardens can sometimes have a downside

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Workshop will address plastic waste and marine debris

“Plastic: Land to Sea Connections,” a workshop on the problem of plastic waste in our oceans and what we can do about it, will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology auditorium.

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Investing in conservation pays off, study finds

Governments and donors have spent billions of dollars since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit attempting to slow the pace of species extinctions around the world. Now, a new paper in Nature provides the first clear evidence that those efforts are working.

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‘Chasing Coral,’ award-winning documentary with UGA ties, coming to Athens

Institutions from across the University of Georgia campus have partnered to engage the public and raise awareness about declining coral health around the world with a free screening of the award-winning documentary ?Chasing Coral? on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Tate Student Center Theatre.

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UGA Research Magazine features Odum stories

There are lots of great stories featuring Odum School faculty and students in the Spring 2017 issue of UGA Research magazine!

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