Evolutionary Ecology / Biogeography

Evolutionary ecology and biogeography iconEvolutionary ecology is the study of how interactions between and within species change over time as species evolve, taking into account factors such as competition, mutualism, predation and pathogens. Biogeography is the study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals.

Associated Faculty

Sonia Altizer
Sonia Altizer

Martha Odum Distinguished Professor of Ecology
Director of Public Service and Outreach
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 190
Office: (706) 542-9251
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Jill Anderson
Jill Anderson

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Davison Life Sciences Complex, Rm. C314A
Office: (706) 542-0853

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Associate Dean for Research and Operations
Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Lothar Tresp Honors Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
UGA Athletic Association Professor

Ecology building, Rm. 194B
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

Andy Davis
Andy Davis

Assistant Research Scientist
Graduate Program Faculty

Biological Sciences Bldg., Room 714
Office: (706) 542-8112
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Adjunct Faculty
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Graduate Program Faculty

Byron Freeman
Byron Freeman

Senior Public Service Associate and Director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History
Graduate Program Faculty

River Basin Center, Rm. 104
Office: (706) 583-0978
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Ricardo Holdo
Ricardo Holdo

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 188-B
Office: (706) 542-0075
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Jacqueline Mohan
Jacqueline Mohan

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Biological Sciences building, Rm. 708
Office: (706)-542-3363
Fax: (706) 542-3363

Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 34
Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Catherine Pringle
Catherine Pringle

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Professor Emeritus

O. E. (Gene) Rhodes
O. E. (Gene) Rhodes

UGA Athletic Association Professor in Applied Ecology
Director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Graduate Program Faculty
Co-director of the UGA Research Institute

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
Office: (803) 725-8191
Fax: (803) 725-3309

Pejman Rohani
Pejman Rohani

Regents' Professor
UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology and Infectious Diseases
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Deputy Director of Center for Influenza Disease & Emergence Research

Ecology building, Rm. 36
Office: (706) 542-8838
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Paul Schmidt
John Paul Schmidt

Lecturer
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 155C
Office: 706-372-1719

John Wares
John Wares

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Davison Life Sciences Complex, Rm. C326B
Office: (706) 542-7720

D. Jean Lodge
D. Jean Lodge

Adjunct Faculty
Curator, Georgia Museum of Natural History, Julian H. Miller Mycological Herbarium

Alexander Strauss
Alexander Strauss

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology Bldg., Room 194D

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Latest News

Reception to celebrate new book exploring the power of parasites

The Odum School of Ecology will host a reception Jan. 6 to celebrate Animal Behavior and Parasitism, a new book edited by faculty members Sonia Altizer, Vanessa Ezenwa and Richard

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Monarch butterfly populations are thriving in North America

New research shows that the summer population of monarch butterflies in North America has remained relatively stable over the past 25 years.

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Joro spiders likely to spread beyond Georgia

New research from the Odum School of Ecology suggests that Joro spiders could spread beyond Georgia and colonize the entire U.S. East Coast.

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