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ODUM 5010: Alumni Symposium and Reunion

The Past, Present, and Future of Ecology at the University of Georgia
Jan
12
Spring 2018
Jan. 12, 5:00 pm - Jan. 14, 2018 12:00 am
Odum School of Ecology

Please plan to join us to catch up with old friends, talk with our current students and faculty, and learn about how the Odum School is drawing on our rich history to help us meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The UGA Ecology Alumni Reunion and Symposium celebrates 50 years of ecology at the University of Georgia, from the founding of the Institute of Ecology in 1967 to the establishment of the Odum School in 2007 to today. The symposium features keynote speakers Monica Turner, PhD ’85, and Beth Shapiro, BS/MS ’99; research talks by alumni, faculty and students; panel discussions exploring current issues in ecology and how we can better prepare our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century; and an ecology careers “speed dating” session. Reunion social events include a traditional ecology “First Friday” style welcome reception, banquet, and a fun run.

Keynote Speakers:

Monica Turner, PhD ’85, a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 2004 and immediate past president of the Ecological Society of America, is a landscape ecologist who studies the ecosystem effects of fire and other disturbances and the ecological effects of climate and land use change.

Beth Shapiro, BS/MS ’99, who received a MacArthur “genius” grant in 2009, studies molecular and genetic evolution and ancient DNA to understand how populations and species change through time in response to environmental change. Her most recent book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, was published in 2015 by Princeton University Press.

For more details, visit odum5010.ecology.uga.edu