Ecology’s spring 2024 convocation honors 54 graduates

The Odum School of Ecology celebrated spring 2024 graduation with a convocation ceremony on May 9 at UGA’s Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.

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2024 Research Awards

Jeb Byers is named Distinguished Research Professor, a distinction awarded to senior faculty members who are internationally recognized for their innovative body of work and its transformational impact on their field.

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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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Researchers to develop tool to predict measles outbreaks

CEID Director John Drake is part of a UGA/Penn State team receiving a grant from the Gates Foundation to restore progress toward measles elimination lost during the pandemic.

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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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AAAS elects 3 more UGA faculty as Fellows

Gene Rhodes, UGA Athletic Association Professor in Applied Ecology, was one of three UGA faculty named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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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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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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Dean’s Corner, April 2024: Doomscrolling

UGA Odum School of Ecology Dean Mark Hunter’s message for March 2024.

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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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