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Elizabeth Wilkes one of two UGA students named 2017 Udall Scholars

Apr. 20, 2017

Ecology major Elizabeth Wilkes has been named a Udall Scholar, one of two University of Georgia students honored this year for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment.

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Dr. Odum featured on UGA.edu

Apr. 17, 2017

In the lead-up to Earth Day, the UGA homepage features school namesake Dr. Eugene Odum, who was instrumental in making ecology a household word.

Read the full story: The father of modern ecology, by James Hataway

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UGA Research Magazine features Odum stories

Apr. 14, 2017

There are lots of great stories featuring Odum School faculty and students in the Spring 2017 issue of UGA Research magazine!

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North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier

Apr. 10, 2017

North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt, according to a new report in PNAS. The analysis was conducted by a team of 15 researchers with the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Fellowship Program, including Odum School doctoral student Kait Farrell.

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New model maps likelihood of Ebola spillovers by location and month

Apr. 10, 2017

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model that maps the likelihood of Ebola virus “spillovers”—when the virus jumps from its long-term host to humans or animals such as great apes—across Africa on a month-by-month basis.

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Keogh honored by Student Government Association

Apr. 7, 2017

Carolyn Keogh, Odum School of Ecology lecturer and undergraduate coordinator, was one of ten faculty members recognized by the UGA Student Government Association at its annual Professor Recognition Reception.

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Experiencing research: Undergraduates set to present findings at annual CURO Symposium

Mar. 31, 2017

From spectator injuries at baseball games to invasive garlic mustard plants in forested areas, more than 550 University of Georgia undergraduates--including 21 ecology majors and 10 students from other disciplines mentored by ecology faculty--are gearing up to share their research findings at the annual CURO Symposium April 3-4 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.

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Odum students pen column on WiSci at UGA for Science

Mar. 31, 2017

When Cecilia Sánchez and Anya Brown discovered there was no organization for women in science at UGA, they decided to start one. The story of how they did it, and what they’ve learned along the way, is the subject of the March 31 Working Life column in Science.

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Chappell wins ICON Agile Scientist award

Mar. 20, 2017

Jessica Chappell, a doctoral student in ecology and integrative conservation, was honored with the ICON Agile Scientist award at the fourth annual Symposium on Integrative Conservation. The award recognizes engagement in conservation practice and learning both within and outside of academia.

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Seven Odum School students and alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Mar. 17, 2017

Four current Odum School of Ecology students and three Odum alumni are among 20 from UGA to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017.

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More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika

Feb. 28, 2017

Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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Byers one of five faculty members named Meigs Professors

Feb. 27, 2017

Prof. Jeb Byers is one of five faculty members honored by the University of Georgia with its highest recognition for excellence in instruction, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

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Study identifies the Southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways

Jan. 30, 2017

Scientists from the UGA River Basin Center and Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute have published a comprehensive survey of freshwater biodiversity in the southeastern U.S. that can be used to guide future research and conservation efforts.

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Sundance film Chasing Coral features UGA ecologist Porter

Jan. 20, 2017

When the documentary Chasing Coral premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21, University of Georgia ecologist James W. Porter will be there—not as an audience member, but as part of the film’s cast and crew.

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Ecology major Katherine Russell receives scholarship for study abroad in sustainability

Jan. 17, 2017

Ecology major Katherine Russll has received a Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment scholarship to study in Freiburg, Germany, as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Study Abroad in Sustainability program.

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Harris wins best student presentation award at joint meeting of Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society

Jan. 10, 2017

Odum School of Ecology doctoral student Daniel Harris received the Sea Grant Award for Best Student Presentation at the joint meeting of The Coastal Society and Restore America’s Estuaries held in New Orleans in December.

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Eat and be eaten: Invasive scavengers in Hawaii alter island nutrient cycle

Dec. 13, 2016

Researchers from the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and Odum School of Ecology have found that invasive species on the Big Island of Hawaii may be especially successful invaders because they are formidable scavengers of carcasses of other animals and, after death, a nutrient resource for other invasive scavengers.

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Warming likely to speed the release of carbon from soils to the atmosphere

Dec. 12, 2016

Rising temperatures are likely to lead to a major increase in the already substantial amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from soil, according to a pair of new papers just published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in Nature. Coauthors include Odum faculty and alumni.

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Planting a butterfly garden? Watch this video first!

Nov. 28, 2016

Ania Majewska has created a video explaining why the species of milkweed you plant matters to monarch butterflies.

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Watershed UGA announces winners of Daylighting the Watershed design competition

Nov. 23, 2016

Watershed UGA, an interdisciplinary initiative to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways, has awarded prizes of $1,000 each to two teams of University of Georgia students for their winning entries in the Daylighting the Watershed design competition.

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Science's Data Stories features Drake lab data visualization

Nov. 17, 2016

The 2017 Data Stories competition from Science magazine is now open--and is using a graphic generated from data provided by Prof. John Drake and his lab to help explain the concept.

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New center will make UGA a world leader in infectious disease ecology

Nov. 14, 2016

With the launch of the new Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, the University of Georgia is poised to become a world leader in the increasingly important field of disease ecology.

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New study explains factors that influence the timing of infectious disease outbreaks

Oct. 28, 2016

New research by UGA ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Interface lays the theoretical groundwork for a disease forecasting system that could give public health officials time to prepare for—or possibly even prevent—infectious disease outbreaks in the future.

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Porter says millennials can save the world

Oct. 18, 2016

The world is on the edge of catastrophe, but millennials can save it, according to Professor James W. Porter.

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In only its third year, WiSci is making an impression at UGA

Sep. 29, 2016

As it enters its third year, UGA Women in Science, also known as WiSci, is having an outsized impact through its thriving mentoring network, career development workshops and monthly discussion groups.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum, ABJ ’77, to speak at UGA

Sep. 29, 2016

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist, columnist and the author of five books, will present “The Poisoner's Guide to Life” on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Odum School auditorium.

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Scientists use genetic analysis to forecast spatial expansion of rabies in Peru

Sep. 12, 2016

Rabies is likely to appear on the Pacific coast of Peru—an area where it currently does not occur—within four years, according to a report by an international team of researchers led by Daniel Streicker of the University of Glasgow and UGA, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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UGA's Amazing Students: Jonah Driggers

Sep. 6, 2016

Jonah Driggers, a student in the Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development master's degree program, was featured in UGA's Amazing Students.

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Focus on Faculty: Richard Hall

Aug. 23, 2016

Associate Research Scientist Richard Hall was profiled in the Focus on Faculty page of the University of Georgia website.

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UGA dedicates Science Learning Center

Aug. 22, 2016

Ecology major Hayley Schroeder was a featured speaker at the dedication ceremony for the new 122,500-square-foot Science Learning Center  at the University of Georgia on Aug. 17.

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Ecological Society of America presents the Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education to UGA alumni Carolyn Thomas and Bob Pohlad

Aug. 6, 2016

UGA alumni Carolyn Thomas, MS Ecology ’78, and Bob Pohlad, PhD Plant Pathology ’78, both professors at Ferrum College in Virginia, are to be jointly honored by the Ecological Society of America with the Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education at the ESA 2016 annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

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Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases

Jul. 22, 2016

Ecologists at the University of Georgia are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge using the tools and perspectives of macroecology to gain insights about ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space.

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Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

Jul. 15, 2016

An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses—a family that includes Ebola virus. The likeliest virus hosts include species ranging from Southeast Asia to Central and South America.

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Haley Nagle, BS '16, named a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow

Jul. 11, 2016

Haley Nagle, who graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in May with a bachelor of science degree in ecology and entomology, has been named a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow.

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Maps Reveal Where Rats, Monkeys, and Other Mammals May Pass Diseases on to Humans

Jun. 15, 2016

The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging as human epidemics originated in mammals. Now, researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the University of Georgia have assembled summative world maps of what’s on record about mammal-to-human diseases.

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Sexual transmission of Ebola likely to impact course of outbreaks

Jun. 8, 2016

Sexual transmission of Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially re-igniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

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Genetic mutation may offer protection from sea star wasting disease—but at a price

May. 24, 2016

Researchers at the University of Georgia and the University of California, Merced, have found that a genetic mutation may affect how a common species of sea star responds to sea star wasting disease.

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Jill Anderson receives NSF CAREER award

May. 23, 2016

Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Odum School of Ecology, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.

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Ecologists call for global early warning system for infectious diseases

May. 20, 2016

In the recent issue of EMBO reports, Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and John Drake of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology call for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases.

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UGA dedicates new researcher housing at Wormsloe

May. 20, 2016

The University of Georgia held a dedication ceremony for the new researcher cabins at the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe, on April 22.

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UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

May. 10, 2016

Atmospherically transported dust from north Africa’s Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. Researchers from UGA have found that Vibrio bacteria respond rapidly to this influx , leading to large blooms of the potentially harmful bacteria in ocean surface water.

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Odum School MS student Jonah Driggers receives Udall Scholarship

May. 2, 2016

Jonah Driggers, a University of Georgia Honors student who is pursuing a master’s degree in conservation ecology and sustainable development from the Odum School as well as a bachelor’s degree in geography from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2016 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholar.

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Focus on Faculty: Nina Wurzburger

Apr. 26, 2016

Assistant Professor Nina Wurzburger was profiled in the Focus on Faculty page of the University of Georgia website.

Read the full story: Focus on Faculty: Nina Wurzburger

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30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ

Apr. 26, 2016

A just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, including the Odum School's Stacey Lance and Cara Love, validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at Chernobyl, the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident.

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Healing Hands: Urban Ecology Students Create bird and pollinator garden for Athens Regional Hospital's Healing Garden

Apr. 20, 2016

Urban ecology students, under the direction of Odum School doctoral student James Wood, are creating a new Bird and Pollinator Garden as part of the Healing Garden at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Athens Regional Medical Center.

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Fowler receives State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section Award

Apr. 20, 2016

Laurie Fowler, Executive Director for Public Service and External Affairs at the Odum School and Director for Policy of the UGA River Basin Center, received The State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section Award at the Environmental Law Section Annual Kickoff Luncheon on March 17, 2016, in Atlanta.

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UGA students, alumni offered record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

Apr. 18, 2016

A record number of University of Georgia students and alumni have been offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year—and one third of them are associated with the Odum School.

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Jeb Byers among UGA's Fulbright Scolars for 2016-17

Apr. 15, 2016

Professor and Associate Dean Jeb Byers is one of four University of Georgia faculty participating in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist programs.

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UGA Honors Week: A Banner Year for Odum School Faculty, Students and Alumni

Apr. 14, 2016

A large number of Odum School faculty, students and alumni were among the members of the UGA community recognized for outstanding achievements during UGA Honors Week 2016.

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More is not always better: Too much high-quality habitat can cause as much trouble as too little

Apr. 12, 2016

Providing too much food for wildlife—whether as a management tool for a species in decline or a desire to attract birds for backyard viewing—can promote the spread of disease and may end up reducing the very populations the food is intended to help.

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Professor Emerita Karen Porter receives 2016 Alec Little Award

Apr. 12, 2016

Odum School of Ecology Professor Emerita Karen Porter, a long-time activist for land preservation in Clarke County, is one of two recipients of the 2016 Alec Little Environmental Award.

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Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge: Future holds hope for biodiversity in cold-water streams

Apr. 8, 2016

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study, published  in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 4, addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.

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TEDxUGA Talk by Jeb Byers now online

Apr. 5, 2016

Video of Prof. Jeb Byers's TEDxUGA 2016 talk is now available online, along with videos from previous editions.

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Undergraduate research symposium at UGA breaks record, tops 400 participants

Apr. 4, 2016

Twenty ecology students are among the more than 400 participating in the 2016 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium.

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Jim Richardson Retires After More than Three Decades of Service to Ecology

Mar. 28, 2016

Jim Richardson is retiring after more than 30 years as a researcher, teacher and mentor to undergraduates at UGA.

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Watershed UGA launches Georgia Funder campaign to “daylight” campus streams

Mar. 22, 2016

Watershed UGA, the interdisciplinary initiative to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways, has launched a Georgia Funder campaign for a pilot project to visually “daylight” a campus stream using graphics to represent its underground course, site-specific art installations and educational signage.

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Georgia Outdoors shows program on alligators featuring Odum School researchers

Mar. 19, 2016

Georgia Public Broadcasting is currently featuring the “Alligators” episode of Georgia Outdoors, highlighting Odum School research conducted on Jekyll Island.

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Plant ecologist Jonathan Levine to deliver 2016 Odum Lecture

Mar. 15, 2016

Ecologist Jonathan Levine will deliver the thirty-first annual Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on Tuesday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. His talk will be followed by a reception, and is free and open to the public.

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Coming up with the big IDEAS

Mar. 1, 2016

The March 2016 edition of Discover UGA features a story on the Odum School's new IDEAS—Infectious Disease Ecology Across Scales—interdisciplinary doctoral training program.

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TEDxUGA 2016 to Feature Odum School Professor Jeb Byers

Feb. 24, 2016

Do parasites rule the world? That’s the question Odum School Professor and Associate Dean Jeb Byers will tackle when he takes to the stage on March 18 as part of TEDxUGA 2016.

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In the news: UGA ecologist’s book on ecological impacts of roads

Feb. 18, 2016

Odum School graduate faculty member and alumna Kimberly Andrews was quoted in an article about her recent book, Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals, in the Athens Banner Herald.

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Helping the helpers: Improving safety for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators

Feb. 2, 2016

Volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in Australia help protect the public from diseases carried by bats. A new study led by Odum School doctoral student Cecilia A. Sánchez provides recommendations for future investment by state and territory governments that could reduce health risks to the volunteers themselves.

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Honors ecology student Torre Lavelle named to inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

Jan. 12, 2016

University of Georgia Honors ecology student Torre Lavelle is one of 111 students from around the world to be named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective and fully funded one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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New model uses public health statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent

Jan. 4, 2016

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research lays the groundwork for a potential new tool in the fight against infectious diseases.

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UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance

Dec. 23, 2015

While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia’s J Vaun McArthur is concerned that there’s more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.

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Odum School of Ecology Professor Publishes Reference for Diseases of Coral

Dec. 22, 2015

Professor James W. Porter is the co-editor of a new book, Diseases of Coral, which provides comprehensive descriptions and information about diagnostic procedures and treatments for coral disease using a uniform vocabulary.

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Todd Pierson, BS ’13, quoted in National Geographic

Dec. 19, 2015

A National Geographic article about the discovery of an extremely rare Chinese giant salamander by a fisherman in Chonqing, China, quotes salamander expert Todd Pierson, BS ’13.

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Jenna Malek, PhD '15, profiled on UGA Commencement web site

Dec. 3, 2015

Ecology doctoral student Jenna Malek is featured as one of "15 from 2015" on the UGA Commencement web site.

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Undergraduate Carmen Kraus, BS '15, featured in UGA's 15 from 2015

Dec. 3, 2015

Ecology undergraduate Carmen Kraus is featured as one of "15 from 2015" on the UGA Commencement web site.

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Schmidt, PhD (Entomology) ’77, wins 2015 Ig Nobel Prize

Dec. 3, 2015

Justin Schmidt, PhD (Entomology) '77,  of Southwestern Biological Institute and University of Arizona, shared the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in Physiology and Entomology, presented at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel prize ceremony on Sept. 19 at Harvard University.

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Alkaff, MS CESD '97, honored by the White House

Dec. 3, 2015

On July 20, 2015, Huda Alkaff, MS CESD '97, was one of twelve people of faith recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change” for their efforts in protecting our environment and communities from the effects of climate change.

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Faculty Position Available

Dec. 2, 2015

The Odum School of Ecology is searching for an extraordinary faculty member

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Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance

Nov. 25, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.

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CESD Graduate Program Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Ahead

Nov. 17, 2015

More than 150 people, including alumni, students, faculty and friends, gathered at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology in October for a symposium marking the twentieth anniversary of the school’s Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development graduate program.

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Monkey medicine

Nov. 9, 2015

Scientific American reports on a study by Odum School postdoctoral associate Ria Ghai finding that red colobus monkeys infected with whipworms appear to self-medicate, significantly increasing their intake of certain plants used in local traditional medicine.

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Not created equal: Wing structure helps female monarch butterflies outperform males in flight

Nov. 3, 2015

Evidence has been mounting that female monarch butterflies are better at flying and more successful at migration than males, and researchers from the University of Georgia have now come up with an explanation—but not one they expected.

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Happy Halloween: "Spirits" photographed!

Oct. 30, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, a University of Georgia scientist has posted photographic evidence of “spirits”—his term for the distinctive markings resembling a human skull that are found on the backs of Texas Gray moths (Glenoides texanaria).

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Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people

Oct. 29, 2015

People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease.

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Invasive species as junk food for predators: Native prey necessary for predators to stay healthy and prosper

Oct. 28, 2015

A new analysis by Odum School researchers of scientific studies spanning more than two decades has revealed that predators benefit most from eating invasive prey only if their traditional food sources remain intact--that is, if they are able to maintain their usual diet and eat invaders only as an occasional snack.

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Ecology professor studies ecological restoration

Oct. 26, 2015

Assistant Professor Elizabeth King was profiled in the Oct. 26, 2015 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper.

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Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health, UGA study finds

Sep. 21, 2015

The effects of an animal population’s extinction may echo beyond the original species, new Odum School research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites—which are critical for a healthy ecosystem.

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UGA ecologist publishes book on small animal road ecology

Sep. 19, 2015

A new book, Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals, edited by UGA ecologist Kimberly Andrews, addresses the impacts of roads on wildlife populations and explores design and mitigation strategies to avoid or reduce conflict with reptiles, amphibians and small mammals.

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UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology

Sep. 19, 2015

The University of Georgia has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology, led by the Odum School's Vanessa Ezenwa.

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EcoVoice 2015

Aug. 19, 2015

Welcome to EcoVoice 2015, the Odum School of Ecology's annual magazine.

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Odum School professor, alumnus recognized by Ecological Society of America

Aug. 14, 2015

Odum School professor Alan Covich and alumnus Marcelo Ardón were recognized for outstanding contributions to ecology on Aug. 10 in a ceremony at the centennial annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore.

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Non-native marine species’ spread, impact explained by time since introduction

Aug. 11, 2015

The time since introduction of a non-native marine species best explains its global range, according to new research by an international team of scientists led by UGA ecologist James E. Byers.

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Odum School Butterfly Research in the News

Aug. 7, 2015

Odum School researchers have been featured in a number of recent news stories about butterflies.

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Model demonstrates link between species’ traits, competitive success, environmental conditions

Aug. 6, 2015

Researchers at Yale University and the University of Georgia have developed and experimentally tested a new mathematical model based on the work of the late Ken Leonard, PhD '10, that helps explain when and where species are likely to outcompete or coexist with one another.

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Odum School of Ecology introduces new bachelor’s degree program

Jul. 20, 2015

This fall, the Odum School of Ecology will launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in ecology.

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Ecology graduate students awarded Knauss Fellowships

Jul. 8, 2015

The Odum School's Laura Early and Jennafer Malek are among three UGA graduate students selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

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UGA ecologist publishes new book on monarch butterflies

Jun. 16, 2015

"Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect," a new book co-edited by Sonia Altizer, and with chapters by Altizer and Andy Davis, synthesizes the latest scientific research about monarchs and the threats and challenges they face.

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UGA Ecologists Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Track Spread of Disease in Monarch Butterflies

Jun. 15, 2015

Project Monarch Health, a citizen science project operated through the Odum School of Ecology at UGA, tracks the spread of a debilitating disease in wild monarch butterflies. This program, now in its 9th year, has just embarked on a NEW crowdfunding project via Georgia Funder.

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Odum School awards degrees to twenty-nine

May. 29, 2015

Twenty-nine students received degrees from the Odum School of Ecology during the University of Georgia Spring 2015 commencement on May 8.

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The Next Infectious Disease Hotspots

May. 18, 2015

UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases

Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans.

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UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases

May. 17, 2015

More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. The meeting is co-chaired by the Odum School's Sonia Altizer and Andrew Park.

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Osenberg named Ecological Society of America Fellow; one of four with UGA ties

May. 12, 2015

Craig Osenberg, a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, has been elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. He is the fifth current or former UGA ecology faculty member so honored since the program began in 2012. Ecology alumnus Peter Groffman, PhD '84, was one of three UGA alumni named Fellows this year.

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Farmland management changes can boost carbon sequestration rates: Changes can add organic matter to soils much faster than previously thought

May. 12, 2015

Well-maintained pastures can restore the soil’s organic matter much more quickly than previously thought, according to a new study in Nature Communications. Lead author Megan Machmuller, PhD '14, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University, worked on the project as a doctoral student.

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Threatened reef-building corals have diverse symbiotic algae partners, UGA study finds

May. 4, 2015

Continued University of Georgia research on the threatened Caribbean reef-building coral, Orbicella faveolata, finds that latitudinal patterns play a key role in the type of symbiotic algae that the coral associates with.

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Erin Abernethy profiled on UGA Commencement web site

Apr. 24, 2015

Ecology master's student Erin Abernethy is featured as one of "15 from 2015" on the UGA Commencement web site.

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