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.
The Odum School was featured prominently at the 2015 Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium, with 12 students presenting original research and one, Timothy Montgomery, winning a Best Paper award. Professor Jeb Byers won a CURO Research Mentoring Award and Associate Dean Sonia Altizer delivered the keynote address.
A front-page story by Lee Shearer in the March 16 edition of the Athens Banner-Herald covers recent research by the Odum School’s Amy Rosemond and her colleagues. Their findings, published in Science, concern the effects of nutrient pollution on forest-derived carbon in streams.
Environmental journalist Dan Fagin will discuss his 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,” March 19 at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology’s auditorium.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory education program specialist and Odum School of Ecology graduate faculty member Kimberly Andrews and Odum graduate student Greg Skupien appear in an episode of “Off the Map,” a new series on the Great American Country TV network.
Associate Professor Andrew Park was profiled in the Jan. 12, 2015 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper.
The Odum School has partnered with the University of the South and the Sewanee Utility Board to design a new wetlands research station in Sewanee, TN. The project, which grew out of work done by students in the Environmental Practicum service learning graduate course led by Laurie Fowler, Odum School associate dean and River Basin Center director of policy, is funded by a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.
An article by Mary Landers in the Nov. 29 edition of the Savannah Morning News covers research by Odum School professor Jeb Byers and doctoral student Linsey Haram who are studying the impacts of a non-native seaweed that has made itself at home on the Georgia coast.
Christopher Francis D'Elia, PhD '74, was one of 10 graduates honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award.
Odum School master's student Greg Skupien and his research on environmental contaminants in alligators is featured in a Nov. 17 story in the Brunswick News. Greg is part of the Applied Wildlife Conservation Lab based on Jekyll Island.
Monarch butterfly research by Odum School doctoral student Dara Satterfield and Associate Dean Sonia Altizer is featured in an article in the Nov. 18 edition of the New York Times.
Associate Professor Vanessa Ezenwa was profiled in the "Focus on Faculty" page of the University of Georgia web site.
Read the full profile: Focus on Faculty: Vanessa Ezenwa
The Fall 2014 issue of the UGA Graduate School Magazine features a story about Odum School doctoral student Alyssa Gehman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Read the article: Athens photographers, film festival win environmental awards
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Read the article: Water Shortage, Drought and Climate Change Lead to Research Innovations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ecology alumna Sara Beresford, director of the EcoFocus Film Festival, was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Georgia Magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Amy Rosemond was profiled in the Sept. 6 issue of UGA's Columns newspaper.
Read the full article here: Child of nature: Prof’s fascination with ecology started young
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upcoming performance by the EcoTones was featured as the "Calendar Pick" of the Feb. 23 issue of Flagpole Magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local and national media are reporting on Odum School faculty, students, and alumni responding to the Gulf oil spill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.