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Machmuller, PhD ’14, featured on PBS NewsHour

Nov. 26, 2014

Megan Machmuller, PhD ’14, is featured on the Nov. 24, 2014 episode the PBS program NewsHour. The segment covers climate change research in Alaska conducted by Machmuller and colleagues from Colorado State University, where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow.

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D'Elia, PhD '74, receives 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award from UGA Graduate School

Nov. 21, 2014

Christopher Francis D'Elia, PhD '74, was one of 10 graduates honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award.

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Julie Rushmore, PhD '13, wins ESA's Volterra Award

Jan. 14, 2014

Julie Rushmore, who received her Ph.D. from the Odum School in 2013 and is pursuing a D.V.M. degree in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Volterra Award for the Best Student Presentation in Theoretical Ecology from the Ecological Society of America.

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Tim Carter, PhD '06, receives $2.9 million NSF grant to create a new kind of science museum

Jan. 10, 2014

Tim Carter, PhD '06, director of the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University, has received a four-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create sites along six Indianapolis waterways where arts and science will be used to educate the public about Indianapolis’s water system.

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Odum School alumnus Daniel Streicker is first winner of new international prize from Science and SciLifeLab

Dec. 5, 2013

Daniel Streicker, who received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia in 2011, has been named the first grand prize winner of the new Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

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Ecology alumnus Peter Griffith one of 16 honored as 2013 UGA Alumni of Distinction

Oct. 28, 2013

Ecology alumnus Peter C. Griffith, PhD ’88, was one of 16 honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.

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Kacie Moreno-Schoen Darden, BS/MS CESD '05: Ecology Alumna Breaks Female 2-Person World Record in Race Across America

Oct. 17, 2013

Ecology alumna Kacie Moreno-Schoen Darden, BS/MS CESD '05, took part in the 2013 Race Across America, a grueling endurance bicycle competition that begins in Oceanside, CA and ends 3,000 miles later in Annapolis, MD. She and her teammate set the world record for female two-person teams in the event.

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EcoVoice Alumni News: September 2012-June 2013

Oct. 8, 2013

Alumni News updates from the 2013 issue of EcoVoice Magazine.

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Two Odum School alumni among eight from UGA awarded Fulbrights

Oct. 7, 2013

Two recent ecology graduates were among eight UGA students awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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SREL researchers help ‘extinct in the wild’ toad return home

Oct. 7, 2013

Scientists from the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have helped to reintroduce a species of toad declared extinct in the wild to its native range—the world’s first reintroduction of an extinct-in-the-wild amphibian.

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Beth Shapiro, BS/MS ’99, named one of UGA Alumni Association’s Forty Under Forty

Sep. 15, 2011

Beth Shapiro, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ecology from the University of Georgia in 1999, has been honored by the UGA Alumni Association as one of its “40 Under Forty” for 2011.

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Study shows climate change could drive loss of 50% of western U.S. trout habitat

Aug. 25, 2011

Research by Odum School of Ecology alumnus Seth Wenger, Ph.D. ’06, about how climate change affects trout in the western U.S. has received widespread coverage in the media, including stories in the New York Times, Nature, Science, and more than 50 other news outlets.

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Human pathogen killing corals in the Florida Keys

Aug. 24, 2011

A research team at Rollins College in Florida and the University of Georgia has identified human sewage as the source of the coral-killing pathogen that causes white pox disease of Caribbean elkhorn coral. The study was led by Odum School of Ecology alumna Kathryn Patterson Sutherland, MS CESD '97, associate professor of biology at Rollins.

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