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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Sullivan works with citizen scientists to test stream assessment tool

Sep. 5, 2012

A front page story in The Franklin Press on August 29, 2012, featured the work of Odum School Ph.D. student Jeremy Sullivan, who conducts research at the Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory and is supported by NSF's Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research (CWT-LTER) project.

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Shefferson quoted in Inside Science

Sep. 4, 2012

Inside Science, a nonprofit media outlet for science news that is part of the American Institute of Physics, interviewed Assistant Professor Rich Shefferson for an article on senescence published on August 30, 2012.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution story features Ecology's Brown, Stratmann

Aug. 6, 2012

Odum School undergraduate Theresa Stratmann and recent graduate Grover Brown, BS '12, were featured in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about hellbenders—“the aquatic equivalent of the canary in the coal mine”—on August 4, 2012.

 

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Gehman's research featured in Savannah Morning News

May. 30, 2012

Odum School of Ecology Ph.D. student Alyssa Gehman's study of an invasive parasite that infects and castrates mud crabs living on the oyster reefs along the Georgia coast was featured on the front page of the Savannah Morning News.

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Boyd honored by National Academic Advising Association

May. 25, 2012

Undergraduate Advisor Misha Boyd has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient in the Academic Advising—Primary Role category from the National Academic Advising Association.

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Boyd receives 2012 UGA Outstanding Advisor Award

Apr. 5, 2012

The University of Georgia’s Outstanding Advisor/Mentor Awards will be presented this year to Anne Marie Zimeri, a faculty member in the College of Public Health, and Misha Boyd, an academic advisor in the Odum School of Ecology.

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Ecologist Thomas W. Schoener to deliver 27th Odum lecture

Mar. 12, 2012

Thomas W. Schoener, Distinguished Professor in the College of Biological Sciences, Department of Evolution and Ecology, and Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, will deliver the 27th Eugene P. Odum Lecture  on Tuesday, March 27

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EcoFocus Film Festival Unveils 2012 Film Lineup

Mar. 6, 2012

The 2012 EcoFocus Film Festival, which runs from March 23-31 at Ciné and various locations across the University of Georgia campus, includes something for everyone with 18 feature-length and 22 short films on a wide range of environmental topics.

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EcoFocus Film Festival Director Sara Beresford profiled in Georgia Magazine

Mar. 6, 2012

Ecology alumna Sara Beresford, director of the EcoFocus Film Festival, was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Georgia Magazine.

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Virtual Wildlife

Dec. 7, 2011

Students in the First-Year Odyssey ecology seminar “Great Ape Behavior and Conservation” experience "a study-abroad experience in a classroom.”

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Mohan presents findings on affects of climate change on eastern forests

Oct. 20, 2011

Odum School Assistant Professor Jacqueline Mohan spoke about the effects of climate change on forests in the eastern U.S. as part of the UGA Climate and Society Initiative monthly discussion series. Her Oct. 19 talk was covered by the Athens Banner Herald.

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New book explores scientific impact of the work of H. Ronald Pulliam

Oct. 13, 2011

Ecology alumnus Jianguo "Jack" Liu, Ph.D. '92, has published a new book, Sources, Sinks and Sustainability, an anthology of essays by more than 50 distinguished scientists influenced by the work of former Institute director H. Ronald Pulliam.

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John Drake featured in UGA's "Focus on Faculty"

Oct. 12, 2011

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

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Tree-bound kite: Rare birds spend time in Oconee Forest Park

Sep. 15, 2011

Assistant Research Scientist Richard Hall Hall prompted an influx of birders to Oconee Forest Park when he posted his photographs of an adult Mississippi kite feeding cicadas to its offspring on his blog, http://surfbirds.com/blog/rjhall in August. The story was covered in the Sept. 12, 2011 issue of Columns.

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Ecology alumna Beth Shapiro named one of UGA Alumni Association’s Forty Under Forty

Sep. 15, 2011

Beth Shapiro, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ecology from the University of Georgia in 1999, has been honored by the UGA Alumni Association as one of its “40 Under Forty” for 2011.

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Associate Professor Amy Rosemond featured in Columns

Sep. 8, 2011

Associate Professor Amy Rosemond was profiled in the Sept. 6 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper.

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Study shows climate change could drive loss of 50% of western U.S. trout habitat

Aug. 25, 2011

Research by Odum School of Ecology alumnus Seth Wenger, Ph.D. ’06, about how climate change affects trout in the western U.S. has received widespread coverage in the media, including stories in the New York Times, Nature, Science, and more than 50 other news outlets.

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Use of AI by Odum School researchers covered by New Scientist

Aug. 24, 2011

An article in the August 20 issue of New Scientist describes how Odum School researchers are using artificial intelligence to understand and predict ecological problems such as species invasions and disease outbreaks.

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EcoFocus Film Festival announces 2012 dates and issues call for submissions

Aug. 2, 2011

The fourth annual EcoFocus Film Festival will take place from March 23-31 in Athens, Ga., and is accepting film submissions until September 15, 2011.

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Ph.D. student Virginia Schutte’s NSF-funded research featured on LiveScience.com

Jul. 22, 2011

Ph.D. student Virginia Schutte received an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes fellowship from the National Science Foundation in 2010, which allowed her to conduct research in Taiwan. She described her experience in a “Behind the Scenes” article for the online science and technology news site LiveScience.com.

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Paper by Andy Davis cited in news reports on monarch butterfly populations

Jul. 21, 2011

Odum School of Ecology Assistant Research Scientist Andy Davis has been interviewed by several news outlets about a paper he recently published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity.

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Inaugural Sustainable UGA Awards given for outstanding student, faculty, staff

May. 18, 2011

Odum School Associate Dean Laurie Fowler and undergraduate Sheena Zhang '11 were named Sustainable UGA Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Student by the UGA Office of Sustainability at a ceremony in April.

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Odum School's Mohan discusses CO2,poison ivy link on True South Radio

May. 18, 2011

Odum School of Ecology Assistant Professor Jaccqueline Mohan was a guest on “True South Radio” on Athens station WGAU 1340 AM on May 14. Mohan discussed how rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are affecting the growth rate and virulence of poison ivy.

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Odum School of Ecology presents departmental awards to students, faculty, and staff

May. 11, 2011

The Odum School of Ecology recognized students, faculty, and staff with departmental awards for outstanding accomplishments during the 2010-2011 academic year at its recent Spring Fling celebration, held at Flinchum’s Phoenix on April 29, 2011.

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In Memoriam: Thelma H. Richardson

Mar. 23, 2011

On Friday, March 4, 2011, we lost a dear colleague and friend when Thelma Richardson died after suffering a massive stroke. A celebration of Thelma’s life will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Odum School of Ecology.

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Upcoming EcoTones show featured in Flagpole Magazine

Feb. 23, 2011

Upcoming performance by the EcoTones was featured as the "Calendar Pick" of the Feb. 23 issue of Flagpole Magazine.

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UGA research cited at AAAS climate change panel

Feb. 22, 2011

Research by Erin Lipp, assistant professor of environmental health science, and ecology Ph.D. student Jason Westrich was cited during the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during a panel on climate change and potential increases in waterborne toxins and microbes harmful to human health.

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Water bottle refilling stations installed in the ecology building at UGA

Feb. 18, 2011

The Odum School of Ecology has installed the first water bottle filling stations on campus, as part of UGA’s sustainability efforts to reduce waste and the impacts associated with single use disposable bottles.

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Testing toxic cleanups, one gator at a time

Feb. 4, 2011

An article in the Feb. 3, 2011 edition of USA Today featured the work of Tracey Tuberville, Ph.D. '08, assistant research scientist at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, in assessing wildlife for radiation contamination at the Savannah River Site.

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Entire Southeast needs a new strategy for conserving water

Dec. 22, 2010

An op-ed about freshwater sustainability by Odum School of Ecology postodoctoral researcher John Kominoski, Ph.D. '08, was featured in the December 22 issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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Group seeks grant to clean up creek

Dec. 15, 2010

A story in the Dec. 15 Athens Banner Herald featured the efforts of Ecology students, faculty, and staff to improve the health of Lily Branch, a stream that flows through the UGA campus.

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Jeb Byers featured on WFSU online blog

Dec. 15, 2010

Associate professor Jeb Byers was recently featured in the WFSU Online blog In the Grass, On the Reef: Science and Culture on the Forgotten Coast.

 

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Paper on maximum size of mammals receives wide coverage

Nov. 29, 2010

The findings of the paper “The evolution of maximum body size of terrestrial mammals,” co-authored by Odum School of Ecology dean John Gittleman and postdoctoral researcher Patrick Stephens and recently published in the journal Science, has received coverage in over 100 news outlets in the U.S. and internationally, including the New York Times, USA Today, and the BBC.

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Beth A. Shapiro (BS ’99, MS ’99), receives Young Alumnus Award

Oct. 25, 2010

Ecology alumna Beth A. Shapiro (BS ’99, MS ’99), assistant professor at Penn State University, will receive the University of Georgia Young Alumnus Award on Nov. 5, 2010, for her professional and civic contributions and her continuing engagement with UGA.

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UGA Odum School of Ecology featured on National Geographic’s “Great Migration” series

Oct. 21, 2010

Footage of monarch butterflies shot at the Odum School of Ecology for “Great Migrations: Born to Move,” will air on National Geographic Channel Sunday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.

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UGA students testing the waters with real-world environmental lessons

Oct. 13, 2010

A front-page story in the Oct. 12 issue of the Athens Banner Herald featured Associate Dean Laurie Fowler's Fall 2010 Environmental Practicum class.

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Associate Professor Jeb Byers featured in Columns

Sep. 21, 2010

The August 30 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper featured a profile of Odum School Associate Professor Jeb Byers.

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Research by Odum School's Mohan cited by the Washington Post

Aug. 31, 2010

A recent article in the Washington Post about this year's bumper crop of poison ivy cited research by Odum School assistant professor Jacqueline Mohan.

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Taking stock of Trail Creek

Aug. 30, 2010

Ecology masters student Jessica Sterling published an article in the August 25, 2010 issue of Flagpole Magazine about the ecological impacts of the recent chemical spill into Trail Creek in Athens.

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A conversation with Tom Shannon, PhD ‘07

Jul. 6, 2010

How would you prepare for being interviewed on the NBC Nightly News?  And how would you respond to being parodied by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show?  Tom Shannon, Ecology PhD ’07, recently had the chance to find out.

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Odum School recognizes outstanding students and faculty

Jun. 14, 2010

The Odum School of Ecology recognized graduate and undergraduate students who have won prestigious awards, grants, and fellowships this year, and announced the winners of the 2010 Ecology departmental awards at the annual Ecology Spring Fling celebration at Flinchum’s Phoenix on April 29.

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Odum School faculty, students, alumni respond to Gulf oil spill

May. 18, 2010

Local and national media are reporting on Odum School faculty, students, and alumni responding to the Gulf oil spill.

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International workshop on carbon cycling in tropical streams organized by Odum School researchers in Costa Rica

May. 14, 2010

Chip Small, UGA Ecology Ph.D. ’10 and Catherine Pringle, distinguished research professor in the Odum School, organized a workshop to bring together scientists who study tropical rivers and streams around the world. “Carbon cycling in tropical streams"  took place at the Organization for Tropical Studies La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, from April 15-17.

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EcoFocus Film Festival 2010 issues call for film submissions

May. 3, 2010

The EcoFocus Film Festival, an initiative of the UGA Odum School of Ecology, is now accepting film submissions for the third annual festival which will take place in October, 2010 in Athens, Georgia.

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Landscape ecology group returns to university for 25th anniversary

May. 3, 2010

The U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology returned to UGA this month for its 25th anniversary symposium. The inaugural US-IALE meeting, co-chaired by the late Frank B. Golley and then-postdoctoral fellow Monica Turner, was held January 1986 at what was then the university’s Institute of Ecology.

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UGA Costa Rica campus’ Ecolodge San Luis named ‘Business of Month’

Apr. 23, 2010

For the second time in three years, the Ecolodge San Luis at the UGA Costa Rica campus has been named “Business of the Month” by the Rainforest Alliance’s Eco-Index for Sustainable Tourism program.

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UGA ecology graduate receives Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award

Apr. 8, 2010

The University of Georgia Graduate School honored Odum School of Ecology graduate Dr. Michael Strickland with its annual Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award in the Life Sciences on March 18, 2010. Strickland received his doctorate from UGA in 2009.

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Celebration of fortieth anniversary of Earth Day scheduled April 15 at Odum School of Ecology

Mar. 31, 2010

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated in Athens April 15 with a program that examines the history and impact of the grass-roots movement that has made environmental awareness and action a top national priority.

The program, titled “Earth Day @ 40: Where Do We Stand,” will include a reception; a showing of the film “Earth Days”; and a round-table discussion featuring four Athens environmental  leaders, Allen Stovall, Carol Couch, Laurie Fowler and Mark Milby.  It will be held in the University of Georgia’s Eugene Odum School of Ecology, headquarters for the first Earth Day in Athens on April 22, 1970.

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Odum School researchers organize international workshop on carbon cycling in tropical streams

Mar. 16, 2010

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop: “Carbon cycling and transport in tropical streams.”  The workshop, which takes place April 15-17, 2010, at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica, is organized by Ph.D. student Chip Small and Distinguished Research Professor Catherine Pringle of the Odum School of Ecology, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Biologist Gretchen C. Daily to speak at 24th annual Odum Lecture

Feb. 16, 2009

Renowned scientist Gretchen C. Daily will be the keynote speaker at the annual Odum Lecture Seminar, sponsored by the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology. Daily’s presentation, “Ecosystem Services in Decision-Making” will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the ecology building auditorium.

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Green Building Blog Launched

Nov. 12, 2008

Keep up with the latest on the Green Building conceptual design plan here!  The goal is to create a conceptual design for a new Odum School building that will physically embody Eugene P. Odum’s legacy of ecosystems ecology.  This is not by merely being a construct sitting on the land, but by being a living laboratory that interacts in a constructive and beneficial way with the ecosystem.

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Odum School presents EcoFocus environmental film festival Oct. 23-26 in Athens

Oct. 9, 2008

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will present a 4-day environmental film festival at Ciné in downtown Athens Oct. 23-26.  Open to the public, EcoFocus will feature world-class environmental films, as well as children’s programming, Q&A sessions with film directors and more.

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Odum School and Georgia Review Present "Ecology of the Georgia Coastline" and "The Pulitzer Legacy in Georgia"

Sep. 11, 2008

The UGA Odum School of Ecology and The Georgia Review have partnered to offer this special event on the past, present and future of the Jekyll Island region. This event is one segment of the exciting conference, "The Pulitzer Legacy in Georgia" - the Oct. 27-30 celebration of fine writing and writers.

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Ecology Thrives at UGA

Aug. 16, 2008

UGA's Research magazine profiled the world's first School of ecology in their Winter 2008 issue.

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Grant to help UGA's Odum School of Ecology explore building green

Feb. 26, 2008

The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, the world’s first standalone school of ecology, wants to go green with a building that would showcase its environmental conscience. Now, with a grant from the Dobbs Foundation, the first step in considering and exploring such a facility has begun.

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UGA's ecology experiment

Jul. 14, 2007

The bust of one of science's most respected ecologists stands at the entrance to what could be the nation's first university-level school of ecology with a ready reminder: The ecosystem is greater than the sum of its parts.

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