Research

The Odum School emphasizes an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to research, integrating expertise and resources from other schools and colleges at UGA as well as other institutions.

A number of our faculty have joint appointments with other units on campus, including the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of genetics, the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, the School of Law and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Our researchers are part of several centers and affinity groups, including the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society, the UGA Water Faculty and the Faculty of Infectious Diseases. The interdisciplinary River Basin Center and Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases are led by Odum School faculty and administered through the Odum School.


Areas of Expertise

There are many experts in a variety of fields at the Odum School, but our core research areas are Aquatic ecology/Watershed ecology, Infectious disease ecology, Ecosystem ecology/Biogeochemistry, Evolutionary ecology/Biogeography, Sustainability science/Conservation ecology, and Movement Ecology.

Infectious Disease Ecology
Infectious Disease Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Aquatic / Watershed Ecology
Aquatic / Watershed Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Movement Ecology
Movement Ecology

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar Series: Tara Stewart Merrill

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Paola López-Duarte

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Carla Atkinson

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Kimberly Sheldon

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Ecology Seminar Series: Nina Wurzburger

10:20 am

Ecology Building Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Latest News

What it takes to create a successful oyster reef breakwater

Jeb Byers, Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology, recently coauthored a publicaiton on oyster reef breakwaters, a form of natural infrastructure.

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Joro spiders well poised to populate cities

New research from Andy Davis at the Odum School of Ecology reveals that the Joro spider is surprisingly tolerant of the vibrations and noise common in urban landscapes—clues as to why the spider has been successful in spreading across Georgia and the Southeast over the last decade.

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Extreme heat hurts monarchs and their parasites

New research from Odum School of Ecology scientists at the University of Georgia shows that constant exposure to high temperatures limits parasite development in monarch butterflies and also lowers monarch survival.

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