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The Odum School of Ecology uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unparalleled experience to its undergraduate students. To be prepared for careers in ecology, students are provided a solid foundation in the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and data analysis. With these tools, students then investigate more broadly the patterns of biodiversity through elective courses in geography, anthropology, natural history, environmental law and a host of other subjects. The Odum School offers doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs that provide students with an interdisciplinary course of study, allowing them to develop a broad background in ecology and related disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. Our alumni are employed in a variety of positions, including as university faculty, policy analysts, conservation directors, executives in nonprofit organizations, and officers in government agencies.

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2024 Research Awards

Jeb Byers is named Distinguished Research Professor, a distinction awarded to senior faculty members who are internationally recognized for their innovative body of work and its transformational impact on their field.

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Nature at work: are these cicadas magicians or mathematicians?

Assistant research scientist Charles van Rees provided expertise on periodical cicadas for the Network for Engineering With Nature’s “Nature At Work” series, describing the life cycle and population strategy of these interesting insects.

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Researchers to develop tool to predict measles outbreaks

CEID Director John Drake is part of a UGA/Penn State team receiving a grant from the Gates Foundation to restore progress toward measles elimination lost during the pandemic.

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Commitment To Research

Researchers at the Odum School of Ecology are addressing today’s pressing and complex issues, from global climate change to water policy to infectious diseases – and much more. With expertise in areas including ecosystems, disease, conservation and aquatics, Odum School faculty are at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

Infectious Disease Ecology
Infectious Disease Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Sustainability Science / Conservation Ecology
Aquatic / Watershed Ecology
Aquatic / Watershed Ecology
Movement Ecology
Movement Ecology