Academic advisor helps students find community and strive for sustainability

As the undergraduate advisor for the Odum School of Ecology, Misha Boyd finds ways to enhance the student experience. With her inclination for the pursuit of fresh initiatives and hearing the perspectives

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Alumni Spotlight: Pursuing momentum with Virginia Schutte, PhD ’14

Virginia Schutte (PhD ’14) prefers to be uncomfortable—at least intellectually. For her, it’s an indicator of success. It’s how she knows that she’s pushing forward, challenging herself and trying new

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Students explore infectious disease research through Ecology REU program

When T’Kai Adekunle first took an ecology class at Savannah State University, she knew she wanted to explore the field more. “I wanted to use what I had just learned

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Odum alum Peter Groffman (PhD ’84) elected president of the Ecological Society of America

Microbial ecologist Peter Groffman (PhD ’84), a graduate of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been elected the 2025 president of the Ecological Society of America, the nation’s largest organization of professional ecologists.

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Odum faculty named Athletic Association and Foundation Professors

Two faculty in the Odum School of Ecology have been recognized with named professorships based on their long-standing commitments to excellence in research, education and service at UGA. Craig Osenberg

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Odum School convocation honors six fall 2023 graduates

The Odum School of Ecology celebrated fall 2023 graduation with a convocation ceremony and reception for graduates and their friends and families on Dec. 14. 

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Ants and art: UGA alumnus investigates ant behavior, visual science communication

Ben Taylor (AB ’17, MS ’23) has always been fascinated by behavior, which made the Sasaki Lab a perfect fit for graduate work.

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Teaching Academy announces 16 new members

The UGA Teaching Academy inducted 16 new members on Nov. 9, including Odum School of Ecology’s Krista Capps.

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Ecology lecturer identifies solutions

Alli Injaian, lecturer and academic coordinator at the Odum School of Ecology, sometimes feels like a talent manager. Fifty percent of her job is teaching, but the other 50% involves instructional service and administrative responsibilities like determining faculty teaching assignments.

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Thompson to lead new Land Conservation Clinic

Steffney R. Thompson will lead the School of Law’s new Land Conservation Clinic (a refocused version of the Environmental Practicum). The clinic will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between the law school and Odum School of Ecology working at the nexus of law, science and policy to support and expand conservation efforts across Georgia and the Southeast.

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