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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Announces Class of 2018

Jun. 12, 2018

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) has selected Katie Hill, Legal Services Associate at the University of Georgia River Basin Center, as one of 33 outstanding participants for its 2018 class.

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The American Alligator Project

Jun. 1, 2018

Despite their charisma and ecological significance, much remains unknown about the American alligator. A team of UGA researchers is aiming to fill in some of those critical knowledge gaps with an in-depth study of American alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp.

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Odum School recognizes award winners at annual Spring Fling

May. 14, 2018

The Odum School of Ecology honored faculty, students and staff for outstanding achievements during the 2017-2018 academic year at its annual Spring Fling celebration, held on April 20 at Flinchum’s Phoenix.

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Evolutionary Biologist Hopi Hoekstra to deliver 2018 Odum Lecture at UGA

Mar. 26, 2018

Hopi Hoekstra, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, will deliver the thirty-third annual Odum Lecture at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology at 3:30 p.m. on April 10.

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UGA recognized for international collaboration

Mar. 21, 2018

The University of Georgia is one of eight universities nationwide to be recognized for its exemplary international programs and partnerships by NAFSA, a nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Odum School faculty member Courtney Murdock is part of UGA's collaborative research efforts in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Odum School responds to Hurricane Maria

Oct. 3, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology are responding to the impacts of Hurricane Maria with a drive to raise funds for immediate and long-term aid.

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‘Chasing Coral,’ award-winning documentary with UGA ties, coming to Athens

Sep. 26, 2017

Institutions from across the University of Georgia campus have partnered to engage the public and raise awareness about declining coral health around the world with a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Chasing Coral” on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Tate Student Center Theatre.

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Art and ecology merge in undergraduate-organized exhibition

Sep. 25, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art will present the exhibition “Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology,” Oct. 7 to Dec. 31, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ecology program at UGA and the 10th of the Odum School.

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U.S. News & World Report cites Odum School as UGA jumps to No. 16 ranking

Sep. 15, 2017

The University of Georgia has climbed two spots to No. 16 in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA's history—and the Odum School is among the factors noted in the magazine’s overview of UGA.

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Faculty Position Open in Ecology

Aug. 7, 2017

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Integrative Organismal Ecology AND for two full-time Lecturers (non-tenure track); one position is for a 12-month lecturer, and the second position is for a 10-month lecturer.

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Swim for Science

Jul. 27, 2017

After breaking the world record for speed swimming the Rhine River from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea in 2014, Dr. Andreas Fath, Professor of Medical and Life Sciences at Furtwangen University in Germany, is preparing for another endurance challenge on the Tennessee River, with support from partners including the UGA River Basin Center.

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UGA Special Collections Libraries exhibit celebrates 50 years of ecology at UGA

Jul. 17, 2017

Celebrating its tenth anniversary—and the fiftieth of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—UGA’s Odum School of Ecology, the world’s first school devoted solely to the study of ecology, is the focus of an exhibit at the UGA Special Collections Libraries from June 5-Oct. 14, 2017.

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Odum School sends 19 faculty, student presenters to Ecological Society of America meeting

Jul. 17, 2017

Nineteen participants from the Odum School are among 27 from UGA who will lead sessions and present papers and posters at the 102nd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America from Aug. 6-11 in Portland, Ore.

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Odum School honors students, faculty and staff at Spring Fling

Apr. 26, 2017

The Odum School of Ecology kicked off UGA Honors Week by recognizing the achievements of faculty, staff and students at its annual Spring Fling celebration, held this year on April 14 at Flinchum’s Phoenix. This year’s theme was “Fifty Years of EcoTude,” in honor of the anniversaries of the founding of the Institute of Ecology in 1967 and the Odum School in 2007.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Faculty Position Available

Dec. 2, 2015

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

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Ecologist Nancy Grimm to Deliver 2015 Odum Lecture

Apr. 9, 2015

Ecologist Nancy Grimm will deliver the 30th annual Odum Lecture, "The Only Certainty Is Change: Reflections on a Stream, a City, and a Public University," at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology on April 21 at 4 p.m.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UGA sends 38 faculty, student presenters to Ecological Society of America meeting

Aug. 6, 2012

The University of Georgia is well-represented at the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, with 38 faculty, students, and postdoctoral associates presenting their research, including 16 attendees from the Odum School.

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New report reviews southeastern green building programs

May. 2, 2012

A new report just published by the Southeast Watershed Forum, with research conducted by the University of Georgia River Basin Center, provides a comprehensive review of green building programs throughout the Southeast.

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River Basin Center’s Sheehan elected to State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section

Feb. 27, 2012

Katie Sheehan, legal fellow at the University of Georgia River Basin Center, was elected to the position of member-at-large of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia for 2012.

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