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Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses—a family that includes Ebola virus. The likeliest virus hosts include species ranging from Southeast Asia to Central and South America.

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UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

Atmospherically transported dust from north Africa’s Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. Researchers from UGA have found that Vibrio bacteria respond rapidly to this influx , leading to large blooms of the potentially harmful bacteria in ocean surface water.

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ECOLOGY SEMINAR: The evolving science of environmental flows: From planning to operational decision making
Nick Bond, The Murray-Darling Basin Freshwater Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Sep. 27, 2016

CONSERVATION SEMINAR: The Georgia Coastal Research Council: Linking Science with management
Dr. Merryl Alber, Professor, UGA Department of Marine Sciences, director of UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island and Lead PI of Georgia Coastal LTER Program
Sep. 28, 2016