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.

Upcoming Events

Ecology Seminar: Andrew Storfer

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Lee Dietterich

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Joseph J. O'Brien

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Ecology Seminar: Michael Vanni

4:00 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

Conservation Seminar: Christina Crespo

1:50 pm

Ecology Building Auditorium

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Odum School lecturer finds the right career path

When teaching Ecology 3400, Professional Development for Careers in Ecology, one of the things Scott Connelly tells his students is that their career paths are not likely to follow a straight line. That’s a lesson that Connelly, a lecturer in the Odum School of Ecology, has learned firsthand.

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Leaky infrastructure driving antibiotic resistant pathogens in local waters

Could your old septic tank be driving a growth in antimicrobial resistant bacteria? It’s possible, say the authors of a University of Georgia study that identified aging sewer lines and

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