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Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive infectious diseases—and spread them

Parasitic worms have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, Vanessa Ezenwa has found that de-worming drastically improved an animal’s chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the spread of TB in the population.

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Odum School awards degrees at fall commencement

Eight students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Fall 2014 commencement on December 19.

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ECOLOGY SEMINAR: Plant-Insect Interactions in Tropical Rain Forest Canopies
Meg Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences
Mar. 3, 2015

ECOLOGY SEMINAR: Views from the top: Our emerging understanding of forest canopies from three decades of rainforest research
Nalini Nadkarni, Professor, Department of Biology, and Director, Center for Science and Math Education, University of Utah
Mar. 17, 2015