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Tracking Eastern Diamondback Rattlers on Jekyll Island

Oct. 28, 2014

Odum School master's student Joseph Colbert's study of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes on Jekyll Island is featured in the fall 2014 issue of UGA Research Magazine.

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High school student tackles insect powerhouse through UGA Young Dawgs Program

Oct. 22, 2014

A recent study in the Journal of Insect Behavior by Andy Davis, a faculty member in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, found that horned passalus beetles can lift more than 300 times their own weight without breaking a sweat. Now, Davis has teamed up with Jake LeFeuvre, a senior from Oconee County High School, to find out how internal parasites influence the beetles’ strength.

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Sonia Altizer named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology

Oct. 6, 2014

Sonia Altizer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named the University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Ecology.

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Vanessa Ezenwa profiled in UGA's Focus on Faculty Oct. 5, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014

Associate Professor Vanessa Ezenwa was profiled in the "Focus on Faculty" page of the University of Georgia web site.

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UGA ecologist publishes new ‘Foundations’ textbook on macroecology

Oct. 2, 2014

John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology, is the co-editor of a new textbook, “Foundations of Macroecology,” published by the University of Chicago Press as part of its Foundations series.

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Genetic analysis reveals surprises about the monarch butterfly

Oct. 1, 2014

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Chicago and including Odum School Associate Dean Sonia Altizer, has published a study in Nature that reveals unexpected answers to the origins of monarchs and the genetic basis of their best-known traits.

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Daniel Streicker featured in AAAS video

Sep. 20, 2014

Daniel Streicker, PhD '11, is the subject of a short video on the American Association for the Advancement of Science website.

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John Drake to participate in community form on Ebola sponsored by UGA College of Public Health and ARMC

Sep. 17, 2014

The Odum School's John Drake will participate in a community forum about Ebola and any potential local impacts. The event is organized by the UGA College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center on Sept. 25.

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Species going extinct 1,000 times faster than in pre-human times, study finds

Sep. 17, 2014

The Odum School's John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct today 1,000 times faster than during pre-human times—a rate an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate.

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UGA Graduate School Features Odum School's Alyssa Gehman

Sep. 12, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of the UGA Graduate School Magazine features a story about Odum School doctoral student Alyssa Gehman.

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EcoVoice 2014

Sep. 11, 2014

Welcome to EcoVoice 2014: The Water Issue. EcoVoice is the Odum School of Ecology's annual magazine.

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UGA professor emeritus receives meritorious teaching award in ichthyology

Aug. 22, 2014

Gene Helfman, a professor emeritus in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, recently received the inaugural Meritorious Teaching Award in Ichthyology from two major scientific societies for the study of fishes.


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Odum School Doctoral Student Wins National Water Quality Challenge Award

Aug. 19, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Odum School of Ecology doctoral student James Wood is one of seven winners of the first phase of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys Campus Challenge.

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New model helps explain how human-provided food resources promote or reduce wildlife disease

Jul. 23, 2014

Scientists have long known that providing supplemental food for wildlife, or resource provisioning, can sometimes cause more harm than good. UGA ecologists Daniel Becker and Richard Hall have developed a new mathematical model to tease apart the processes that help explain why.

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Join Discover Life for National Moth Week July 19-27

Jul. 18, 2014

Discover Life is partnering with National Moth Week, which takes place from July 19-27 this year, to raise awareness about moths and their ecological significance.

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Malaria and climate change study by John Drake featured on SciDev.Net

Jun. 27, 2014

SciDev.Net, a website that provides science and technology information for the global development community, reports on a study about malaria and climate change led by Odum School Associate Professor John Drake.

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SciPak Tumblr features study on tools for saving biodiversity

Jun. 26, 2014

A recent paper published in the journal Science by an international team  that included Odum School Dean John L. Gittleman is featured on the SciPak Tumblr page at http://scipak.tumblr.com.

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Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps

Jun. 12, 2014

A study led by Julie Rushmore, PhD '13--currently a student in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine--finds that focusing vaccination efforts on chimpanzees with the highest numbers of social contacts can reduce the number of animals that must be vaccinated to prevent an epidemic.

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Three ecology students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Jun. 11, 2014

Three ecology students were among eleven UGA students and alumni to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

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UGA ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event

Jun. 3, 2014

New research by UGA ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds light on how it changed a coral’s community of algae—a change that could have long-term consequences for coral health, as bleaching is predicted to occur more frequently in the future.

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Ecology research featured in Georgia Magazine

Jun. 3, 2014

Ecology doctoral student Alyssa Gehman is featured in the June 2014 Georgia Magazine cover story, “The Wonder of Wormsloe.” The article, also covering research by doctoral student Ania Majewska and faculty members Sonia Altizer and Andy Davis, describes the partnership between UGA and the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History.

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New tools helping protect world’s threatened species

May. 29, 2014

New tools to collect and share information could help stem the loss of the world’s threatened species, according to a paper published today in the journal Science. The study, by an international team of scientists that included John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, was led by Stuart L. Pimm of Duke University and Clinton N. Jenkins of the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas in Brazil.

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Odum School awards degrees to twenty-two

May. 23, 2014

Twenty-two students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Spring 2014 commencement on May 9.

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Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists call for entries features Daniel Striecker

May. 23, 2014

Daniel Streicker, PhD ’11, is featured in a video about the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, which is now accepting applicants for 2014.

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John Gittleman named UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology

May. 13, 2014

John L. Gittleman, founding dean of the Odum School of Ecology, has been named the University of Georgia Foundation Professor in Ecology.

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Fish communities key to balancing nutrients in coral reefs, UGA study finds

May. 12, 2014

Recent research led by University of Georgia ecologists sheds new light on the natural nutrient dynamics of coral reefs, particularly the often overlooked but critical role of fish. Their findings, published in Global Change Biology, could help inform future research and coral conservation efforts.

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International Sea Turtle Society honors UGA ecologist with lifetime achievement award

May. 8, 2014

James I. Richardson, instructor and undergraduate coordinator in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, recently received the International Sea Turtle Society's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in New Orleans.

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Black receives 2014 Rotaract Student Service Award

May. 2, 2014

Sara Black, a dual ecology and anthropology major who will graduate on May 9, received the 2014 Rotaract Student Service Award for the Odum School of Ecology.

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Students receive 2014 Georgia Power Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

May. 1, 2014

Alexa Nicole Gusmerotti and William Harrison Miller received the 2014 Georgia Power Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for research conducted at University of Georgia HorseShoe Bend Ecology Experimental Site.

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John Pickering’s moth study featured in Audubon Magazine

May. 1, 2014

An article in the May-June 2014 issue of Audubon Magazine profiles Associate Professor John Pickering and his “years-long obsession with small flying insects.”

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Byers receives First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

Apr. 29, 2014

Jeb Byers was one of four UGA faculty members hornored with First-Year Odyssey Teaching Awards at a reception celebrating the success of the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program.

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Model shows long-distance migration can lower risk of disease transmission, impact

Apr. 28, 2014

Animals that migrate long distances are often implicated in the spread of infectious diseases, but there is growing evidence that long-distance migration may actually lower the risks of pathogen transmission in some cases. Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a mathematical model that helps explain this pattern across different species.

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Odum School undergaduate Carmen Kraus wins CURO Symposium Best Paper Award

Apr. 18, 2014

Odum School of Ecology undergraduate Carmen Kraus won a best paper award at the 2014 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium held on March 31-April 1, 2014.

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Pringle receives Kilham Memorial Award from the International Society of Limnology

Apr. 18, 2014

Catherine Pringle, Distinguished Research Professor in the UGA Odum School of Ecology, has received the Kilham Award from the International Society of Limnology.

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EcoFocus Film Festival featured in story on Alec Little Award

Apr. 17, 2014

A front-page story in the April 17 Athens Banner-Herald about the 2014 Alec Little Environmental Award features the EcoFocus Film Festival and director Sara Beresford, MS CESD '00.

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Ecofocus Film Festival, Hugh and Carol Nourse, Win 2014 Alec Little Environmental Award

Apr. 15, 2014

The EcoFocus Film Festival and nature photographers Hugh and Carol Nourse are the recipients of the 2014 Alec Little Environmental Award.

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From "Stinky Creek" to Lilly Branch: Environmental Practicum Tackles Campus Stream Restoration

Apr. 15, 2014

Students in the UGA Environmental Practicum gain hands-on experience solving environmental problems for stakeholder clients—usually local governments, state agencies, or non-governmental organizations—across the state. Recently, however, they have been working for a client much closer to home. Since 2011 they have been helping the UGA restore the health of Lilly Branch, a stream that flows through campus.

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Odum School faculty recognized for research accomplishments

Apr. 11, 2014

Odum School of Ecology faculty members John M. Drake and Andrew W. Park were recognized on April 10 by the University of Georgia Research Foundation for extraordinary accomplishments in research and scholarship.

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Paper by Andy Davis cited in New York Times

Apr. 8, 2014

Assistant Research Scientist Andy Davis is last author on a paper noted in the science section of the New York Times Science on April 7, 2014.

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2014 Odum Lecturer Marlene Zuk to give two talks at UGA

Mar. 14, 2014

Marlene Zuk, professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the twenty-ninth annual Odum Lecture, “Rapid evolution in silence: Adaptive signal loss in the Pacific field cricket,” at the Odum School of Ecology on April 1 at 4:00 p.m. The next day she will give a second talk, “Gender, Science and Myths of Merit,” at 8:00 a.m.

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Paper by UGA ecologists wins inaugural Conservation Science Award from Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Feb. 28, 2014

The authors of a University of Georgia study on global conservation funding have received an inaugural Conservation Science Award from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Lead author Anthony Waldron, a former postdoctoral associate at the UGA Odum School of Ecology now at Oxford University, accepted the award on behalf of his co-authors.

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Report finds protecting natural areas makes good fiscal sense

Feb. 27, 2014

Protecting a county’s natural resources and its fiscal health may seem to be competing goals, but a recent University of Georgia study provides a blueprint for achieving both.

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Laurie Fowler profiled in UGA's Focus on Faculty

Feb. 24, 2014

Professor and Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs Laurie Fowler was profiled in the "Focus on Faculty" page of the University of Georgia web site.

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Odum School’s Shannon Bonney featured in UGA Graduate School Magazine

Feb. 22, 2014

Shannon Bonney, an Odum School doctoral student in the Integrative Conservation Program, was the subject of a feature article in the Winter 2014 issue of the UGA Graduate School Magazine.

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2014 EcoFocus Film Festival set for March 19-29 in Athens

Feb. 12, 2014

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology announces its sixth annual EcoFocus Film Festival, to be held March 19-29 on the UGA Campus and at Ciné in downtown Athens.

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Drought affects the carbon cycle in Georgia blackwater rivers

Feb. 6, 2014

Droughts might be affecting how Georgia’s blackwater rivers process carbon, according to a new study led by Andrew Mehring, PhD '12, while he was at the University of Georgia.

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Moderate drought may provide a competitive advantage to nitrogen-fixing forest trees

Jan. 23, 2014

Southeastern forests may look and function differently in the future as more frequent droughts and forest disturbances combine to affect which tree species thrive, according to a new study led by Odum School ecologist Nina Wurzburger.

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Julie Rushmore, PhD '13, wins ESA's Volterra Award

Jan. 14, 2014

Julie Rushmore, who received her Ph.D. from the Odum School in 2013 and is pursuing a D.V.M. degree in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Volterra Award for the Best Student Presentation in Theoretical Ecology from the Ecological Society of America.

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Odum School undergraduate Zachary Holmes wins 2013 Scarano scholarship

Jan. 10, 2014

University of Georgia undergraduate Zachary Holmes, an ecology and biology double-major from Atlanta, has received one of five John J. Scarano Memorial Scholarships for 2013.

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Ecology student Shafkat Khan wins UGA Sustainability Grant

Jan. 8, 2014

Ecology doctoral student Shafkat Khan has received a grant from the UGA Office of Sustainability to establish a bicycle repair cooperative on campus, one of nine Campus Sustainability grants awarded this year.

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Research offers new insights into cross species parasite transmission

Jan. 7, 2014

Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a new mathematical model that helps to explain how some parasites predominantly associate with one particular host species—but are still capable of infecting other species

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USACE, UGA researchers develop new model to assess fish passage

Dec. 19, 2013

Researchers from the Odum School and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have developed a new model that could help environmental managers determine the most cost-effective means to improve upstream passage for migratory fishes.

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New guidebook to help Georgia communities protect wetlands

Dec. 6, 2013

A new publication from the University of Georgia River Basin Center will help local governments and community groups develop programs to protect wetlands and the services they provide.

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Odum School alumnus Daniel Streicker is first winner of new international prize from Science and SciLifeLab

Dec. 5, 2013

Daniel Streicker, who received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia in 2011, has been named the first grand prize winner of the new Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

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UGA Awards student scholarships for Study Abroad in Sustainability

Nov. 23, 2013

Undergraduate ecology major Zack Holmes has received one of two scholarships for study abroad opportunities in sustainability. The awards are made possible by the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment .

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Odum School's Carl F. Jordan to discuss new book on sustainable agriculture

Oct. 29, 2013

Carl F. Jordan, senior research scientist emeritus in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will present a seminar on his new book, An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency in the American South, on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in the ecology auditorium.

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Ecology alumnus Peter Griffith one of 16 honored as 2013 UGA Alumni of Distinction

Oct. 28, 2013

Ecology alumnus Peter C. Griffith, PhD ’88, was one of 16 honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.

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UGA Graduate School Magazine features Virginia Schutte

Sep. 17, 2013

Odum School doctoral student Virginia Schutte is profiled in an article in the Summer 2013 issue of the University of Georgia Graduate School Magazine. The article describes Schutte’s research into red mangrove ecosystems in the tropics.

Read the article online: Gifts from the Sea: Virginia Schutte’s Route from Kentucky to the Ocean’s Fray

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Study finds sexual selection predicts high variation in immune genes across mammal species

Sep. 13, 2013

A study by University of Georgia ecologists has found that diversity in mammal immune system genes may have more to do with the opportunity to choose a mate than with exposure to parasites.

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New research explores theories about aging and death in plants

Sep. 4, 2013

Odum School assistant professor Rich Shefferson explored theories of plant senescence in a recent special issue of the Journal of Ecology—in particular, the idea that certain plants might be immune from this seemingly universal phenomenon.

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EcoFocus Film Festival brings Blackfish to Athens on Sept. 12

Sep. 3, 2013

EcoFocus Film Festival will present a special preview of the new documentary film Blackfish on Thursday, September 12 at Ciné in downtown Athens, the first in a series of films presented this fall.

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Two Odum School graduates among eight UGA students awarded Fulbrights

Sep. 3, 2013

Two recent ecology graduates were among eight UGA students awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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EcoVoice 2013

Aug. 22, 2013

Welcome to EcoVoice 2013, the Odum School of Ecology's new annual magazine!

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Odum School of Ecology celebrates Eugene P. Odum’s centennial

Aug. 20, 2013

On September 17 the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of its namesake and founder Eugene P. Odum, with cake, ice cream, and a program exploring Odum’s ongoing legacy.

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Rushmore’s research featured by online news outlet

Aug. 7, 2013

Online news outlet DugDug.com, which specializes in bringing stories about the latest research to mainstream audiences, interviewed Julie Rushmore, PhD ’13, about her recent study on using social network analysis to help fight infectious diseases in endangered chimpanzees.

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As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts

Aug. 1, 2013

Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation. Writing in the journal Science, they propose that modeling the way disease systems respond to climate variables could help public health officials and environmental managers predict and mitigate the spread of lethal diseases.

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Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer

Jul. 25, 2013

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have discovered complex and surprising relationships between land cover and rates of transmission, illness and death from hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer.

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Study identifies priorities for improving global conservation funding

Jul. 2, 2013

A new University of Georgia study has identified the worst and best countries in the world in terms of funding for biodiversity conservation. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also suggests how funding should change to help achieve the United Nations 2020 goals on reducing extinction.

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UGA Ecology “Parasite Ladies” Take Second Place in NSF Graduate Education Challenge

Jun. 13, 2013

Dara Satterfield, Sarah Budischak, and Sara Heisel, doctoral students in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, have taken second place honors in the National Science Foundation Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge, the NSF announced on June 13, 2013.

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Social networks could help prevent disease outbreaks in endangered chimpanzees

Jun. 5, 2013

Many think of social networks in terms of Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but for recent University of Georgia doctoral graduate Julie Rushmore, social networks are tools in the fight against infectious diseases. Rushmore, who completed her doctorate in the Odum School of Ecology in May, analyzed the social networks of wild chimpanzees to determine which individuals were most likely to contract and spread pathogens. Her findings, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology on June 5, could help wildlife managers target their efforts to prevent outbreaks and potentially help public health officials prevent disease in human populations as well.

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Four Ecology students, alumni among ten at UGA awarded NSF fellowships

May. 15, 2013

Ten University of Georgia students and alumni—including four from the Odum School of Ecology—were among received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation to conduct research while working on their master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Discover Life launches moth observatory at Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens

May. 8, 2013

If University of Georgia ecologist John Pickering has his way, mothing soon will become as popular as birding, a pastime 48 million Americans enjoy annually, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Savannah Morning News covers Satterfield’s monarch butterfly research

May. 6, 2013

A story in the Savannah Morning News covered a workshop by Ecology Ph.D. student Dara Satterfield, who is recruiting citizen scientists to help collect data for her research into the prevalence of a parasite that afflicts monarch butterflies.

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UGA ecologist receives $1.39 million to study longleaf pine ecosystem recovery

Apr. 30, 2013

UGA ecosystem ecologist Nina Wurzburger has received a $1.39 million grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program of the U.S. Department of Defense in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study how the soil-based process of nitrogen fixation facilitates recovery from physical disturbances in longleaf pine ecosystems.

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UGA Ecology Honors student to present research findings on Capitol Hill

Apr. 12, 2013

University of Georgia Honors ecology student Theresa Stratmann will discuss her research with members of the Georgia and South Carolina congressional delegations as part of the Council for Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill Program.

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Two UGA Honors ecology students named 2013 Udall Scholars

Apr. 1, 2013

UGA Honors students Sara Black, an ecology and anthropology double major, and Ian Karra, an economics and finance double major pursuing an ecology minor, were among 50 students nationwide who were awarded 2013 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarships.

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2013 EcoFocus Film Festival to take place March 20-24

Mar. 15, 2013

Acclaimed documentary Chasing Ice will open the 2013 EcoFocus Film Festival on Thursday, March 21 at Ciné  in Athens. The film screens at 7:00 p.m., with an opening night party at 6:00 and a panel discussion after the film. EcoFocus 2013 runs from March 20-24. For more information, see www.ecofocusfilmfest.org.

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Short Film by Ecology Ph.D. Student Virginia Schutte to Screen at Beneath the Waves Film Festival

Mar. 15, 2013

A short film by Odum School doctoral student Virginia Schutte has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival, which kicks off in Savannah, Georgia, from March 20-24.

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Underwater Whodunit: What's Killing Florida's Elkhorn Coral?

Feb. 23, 2013

Research by Odum School professor James W. Porter; alumna Kathryn Sutherland, associate professor of biology at Rollins College; and Erin Lipp, associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health was featured on the National Science Foundation’s web site on Feb. 14.

Read the story: Underwater Whodunit: What's Killing Florida's Elkhorn Coral?

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Cover Story: OSE's Melanie Taylor featured in UGA Graduate School Magazine

Feb. 23, 2013

Ecology graduate student Melanie Taylor is featured on the cover of the Winter 2012 issue of the University of Georgia Graduate School Magazine. The magazine’s lead story describes climate change research by Taylor and Odum School Assistant Professor Jacqueline Mohan.

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River Food Web Ecologist Mary Power will be 2013 Odum lecturer

Feb. 21, 2013

The twenty-eighth annual Eugene P. Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia will be given by Mary E. Power, professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her talk, “Food webs in river networks: algal-mediated linkages of rivers, uplands and oceans,” will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Odum School of Ecology.

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Jeb Byers featured in UGA's "Focus on Faculty"

Feb. 5, 2013

Associate Professor Jeb Byers was profiled in the "Focus on Faculty" page of the University of Georgia web site.

Read the full profile: Focus on Faculty: Jeb Byers

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'Zombie theories' and climate change

Jan. 30, 2013

An op-ed by members of the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society, including Odum School faculty members Jacqueline Mohan and James Porter, appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of the Athens Banner Herald.

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UGA awards sustainability grants to seven student projects

Jan. 17, 2013

Ecology graduate student Greg Skupien, along with Aaron Joslin and Holly Campbell of the Warnell School, was awarded a Campus Sustainability Grant from the Office of Sustainability for “Composting of Organic Waste in Academic Building on Campus: Pilot Project for Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.”

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Essay by Odum School’s Eric Goolsby appears in Science’s NextGen VOICES

Jan. 9, 2013

A short essay by Odum School of Ecology doctoral student Eric Goolsby was recently published in the online edition of the journal Science. The essay was selected as part of NextGen VOICES, a series that features the ideas of young scientists.

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Geographic complexity explains patterns of spread of white-nose syndrome in bats

Dec. 18, 2012

The spread of white-nose syndrome, an emerging fungal disease in bats, may be determined by habitat and climate, ecologists at the University of Georgia have found.

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Fish have enormous nutrient impacts on marine ecosystems, two new studies find

Dec. 12, 2012

Fish play a far more important role as contributors of nutrients to marine ecosystems than previously thought, according to research by Odum School doctoral student Jacob Allgeier and Florida International University associate professor Craig Layman.

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Ecology's Rushmore Receives ARCS Foundation Award

Nov. 30, 2012

Julie Rushmore, a doctor of veterinary medicine/Ph.D. candidate in ecology, received one of nine ARCS Foundation Awards presented to UGA doctoral students in 2012.

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New guidebook helps Georgia’s tax assessors value conservation easement properties

Nov. 30, 2012

The University of Georgia’s Katie Sheehan, a legal fellow with the River Basin Center, has developed a guidebook, “Valuing Conservation Easement Properties: A Guide for Local Tax Assessors,” to help local tax assessors properly value conservation easement properties.

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Ecologists at UGA link evolution to the speed of rabies virus emergence in new bat species

Nov. 20, 2012

The number of genetic mutations that follow host shifts in rabies virus impacts the speed of disease emergence in new host species, according to new research by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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UGA faculty, alumni named Fellows of the Ecological Society of America

Nov. 13, 2012

Seven eminent scientists with ties to the University of Georgia—six of whom are affiliated with the Odum School of Ecology—have been named to the inaugural list of Fellows of the Ecological Society of America.

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SREL researchers help ‘extinct in the wild’ toad return home

Oct. 31, 2012

Scientists from the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have helped to reintroduce a species of toad declared extinct in the wild to its native range—the world’s first reintroduction of an extinct-in-the-wild amphibian.

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Ecology student a finalist in National Science Foundation research video contest

Oct. 25, 2012

Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is a finalist in a video contest sponsored by the National Science Foundation. To view Schutte’s video, see https://grf2012.skild.com/skild2/grf2012/viewEntryDetail.action?pid=40357.

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Searching for a silver bullet: Measuring biodiversity to inform species conservation

Oct. 17, 2012

Ecologists in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that evolutionary diversity can be an effective method for identifying hotspots of mammal biodiversity.

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Professor Emerita Judy Meyer receives Naumann-Thienemann medal from the International Society of Limnology

Oct. 14, 2012

Judith L. Meyer, distinguished research professor emerita in the UGA Odum School of Ecology, has been awarded the 2010 Naumann-Thienemann medal from the International Society of Limnology.

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New studies reveal connections between animals’ microbial communities and behavior

Oct. 11, 2012

New research is revealing surprising connections between animal microbiomes—the communities of microbes that live inside animals’ bodies—and animal behavior, according to a paper by University of Georgia ecologist Vanessa O. Ezenwa and her colleagues.

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EcoVoice 2012

Oct. 3, 2012

EcoVoice 2012 covers events at the Odum School from Spring 2011 to Summer 2012.

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UGA ecologists to study freshwater sustainability across the Sun Belt

Sep. 27, 2012

Researchers in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will work with colleagues from universities across the U.S. Sun Belt on a study of water sustainability in the face of climate change and population growth. The four-year projects is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Honors International Field Program celebrates 25 years

Sep. 25, 2012

2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the Honors International Field Program, an eight-week summer course that takes students across the country to some of the nation's most spectacular national parks and monuments.

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New model combines ecological, immunological data to explain puzzling patterns of Lyme disease

Sep. 11, 2012

In the U.S., most human cases of tick-borne Lyme disease occur in the Northeast—with a smaller cluster in the Midwest—even though the bacteria that cause it are equally common in ticks in both regions. A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, published in the August issue of the journal Epidemics, combines ecology and immunology to offer an explanation for this puzzling disparity.

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