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.
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.
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.
Carrie Futch, Ph.D. '10, a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named a recipient of a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious disease and public health microbiology through the American Society for Microbiology and Centers for Disease Control.
Researchers from the UGA Odum School of Ecology have found that certain neotropical stream ecosystems rely almost entirely on a single fish species known as the banded tetra for the critical nutrient phosphorus. In a paper recently published in the journal Ecology, the researchers, led by Gaston E. “Chip” Small, Ph.D. '10, explain why this particular species plays such a crucial role—and why these stream systems are vulnerable as a result.
The University of Georgia Graduate School honored Gaston “Chip” Small with its 2011 Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award in Life Sciences. Small received his doctorate from the Odum School of Ecology in 2010.
A team of researchers that includes Odum School postdoctoral associate John Kominoski, Ph.D. '08, has found that the Southeast, with the exception of Florida, does not have enough water capacity to meet its own needs.
Ecology alumna Beth A. Shapiro (BS ’99, MS ’99), assistant professor at Penn State University, will receive the University of Georgia Young Alumnus Award on Nov. 5, 2010, for her professional and civic contributions and her continuing engagement with UGA.
The University of Georgia Graduate School honored Odum School of Ecology graduate Dr. Michael Strickland (Ph.D. '09) with its annual Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award in the Life Sciences on March 18, 2010.
Beth Shapiro (BS ’99, MS ’99) was a 2009 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award—a $500,000 no-strings-attached grant given to 24 people throughout the world each year. She is the first UGA alumnus to win the award.