Managing the ebb & flow of the I-85 corridor

Krista Capps and UGA scientists from across four schools and colleges have brought their research together to synthesize the water issues facing the I-85 “urban archipelago.”

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Monarchs’ journey north: How you can help boost their numbers

In this Forests for Monarchs article, Dean Mark Hunter shares four actions you can take to have a positive impact on monarch butterfly conservation.

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People are altering decomposition rates in waterways

New research published in Science by Krista Capps and J.P. Schmidt reveals that humans may be accelerating decomposition of organic matter in waterways, which could exacerbate greenhouse gas emissions and threaten biodiversity.

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Pathway to discovery: Professors endow student research

Odum faculty Jim and Karen Porter retired in 2016, but their impact on students continues through an endowment fund that supports research by ecology undergraduates.

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Nature at work: Are these cicadas magicians or mathematicians?

Assistant research scientist Charles van Rees provided expertise on periodical cicadas for the Network for Engineering With Nature’s “Nature At Work” series, describing the life cycle and population strategy of these interesting insects.

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A genetic clock can predict lifespan in mammals, SREL research suggests

Research by ecology/SREL associate professor Ben Parrott and ecology alum Emily Bertucci-Richter (PhD ’22) provides fascinating new insights into the phenomenon of epigenetic drift and how it influences aging.

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Accessing the connections between infectious disease, climate change and biodiversity loss

Regents’ Professor and CEID Director John Drake is co-author on a new report calling for a more unified approach to planetary health.

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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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What it takes to create a successful oyster reef breakwater

Jeb Byers, Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology, recently coauthored a publicaiton on oyster reef breakwaters, a form of natural infrastructure.

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