“Emerge,” new program to create environment of inclusion in freshwater science, receives NSF funding

“Emerge” is a new NSF-funded program from the Society for Freshwater Science to promote diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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UGA professor, alumnus are among 2021 ESA Fellows

UGA professor Pejman Rohani and alumnus Shuijin Hu were elected Fellows of the Ecological Society of America in 2021.

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EcoReach launches “Backyard Critters” to connect students with nature in Athens

University of Georgia student group EcoReach has launched “Backyard Critters,” a new program to connect students with nature in Athens.

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Light pollution drives increased risk of West Nile virus

By attracting birds and mosquitoes, light pollution is enhancing the likelihood that they’ll spread West Nile virus to animals and humans.

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Patten to deliver “Nonagenarian Ecologist” Lecture April 1

Bernard C. Patten, Regents’ Professor Emeritus in the UGA Odum School of Ecology, will give the “Nonagenarian Ecologist” Lecture Apr. 1, 2021.

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Evolution of the fastest jaws in nature

GMNH associate Douglas Booher, BS ’98, explores the evolution of the trap-jaw mechanism in Strumigenys ants, which has resulted in one of the natural world’s fastest movements.

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Erika Zavaleta to deliver 2021 Odum Lecture

Ecologist Erika Zavaleta will deliver the 2021 Odum Lecture, “The interdependence of biological and cultural diversity,” on March 23.

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Building connections during a pandemic

Ecology alum Destiny Loyd, MS ’18, has expanded the reach of the UGA Mentor Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Long-lived butterfly parasites can’t take the heat

Debilitating parasite spores that infect monarch butterflies can persist for years at cool temperatures, but are knocked out by heat.

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Disease Detectives

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases researchers are working toward predicting future outbreaks by studying how hosts and parasites interact in the wild.

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