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

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

Ecology Seminar: Ellen Ketterson

3:30 pm

Ecology Building, Auditorium

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

Exhibition: Creatures of the Night

8:00 am

Ecology Building, Atrium

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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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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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