“We proved that women could certainly stand the rigors of Antarctica”

Terry Tickhill Terrell, who received her PhD in ecology from UGA in 1976, was part of a the first all-female research team in Antarctica in 1969.

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Focus on Faculty: John R. Schramski, PhD ’06

Ecology alumnus John R. Schramski, PhD ’06, is an associate professor in the College of Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Odum School. He teaches courses that are technically rigorous but also contextually broad across many scientific disciplines in their applications.

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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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Jacob Allgeier, PhD ’13, awarded 2019 Packard Fellowship to study sustainable coastal fisheries

UGA ecology alumnus Jacob Allgeier, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, has received a 2019 Packard Fellowship to study sustainable coastal fisheries in the Bahamas and Haiti.

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$1.5 million gift to Odum School of Ecology honors legacy of ecology student John Spencer

A graduate fellowship established through a $1.5 million commitment from John Spencer’s mother and stepfather, Kathelen and Dan Amos, is ensuring that John’s legacy will reach far into the future.

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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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Inspired by Nature: A conversation with Delia Owens

UGA alumna Delia Owens discusses how her 23 years of research and conservation in Africa inspired her bestseller Where the Crawdads Sing.

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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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Kaylee Arnold: scientist, dancer, environmental educator

You might find UGA ecology PhD student Kaylee Arnold in the lab, teaching a hip-hop class at Dancefx, leading a science workshop for teens—or all of the above.

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