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- Fueling the Future of Bioenergy (Fall 2007)
UGA is poised to help Georgia become the “Saudi Arabia of biomass”.
- Tiny Creatures Indicate River’s Health (Fall 2007)
A healthy river has a pulse created by floods that support a network of microscopic invertebrates.
- Media Shelf (Fall 2007)
“Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia” and “Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Aquatic Biodiversity and Resources” are profiled in the Books section, and “Earth, Air, Fire & Water” is profiled in the Audio section.
- Media Shelf (Spring 2007)
“Ents, Elves and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien” is profiled in the Books section.
- Migratory Monarchs Provide Disease Model (Spring 2007)
Monarch populations that do not migrate suffer from the highest disease prevalence, and new UGA research will determine reasons for the lower infection rates in migratory butterfly populations.
- Averting the Next Pandemic (Winter 2007)
By studying avian influenza, UGA researchers are seeking to defeat a wily and potentially deadly enemy.
- Awards & Honors (Winter 2007)
Jeffrey Fisher, professor of environmental health science, is named a Fellow of the American Toxicology Society.
- Forecasting: Weather Behavior Depends on Demographics (Winter 2007)
Professor Alan Stewart analyzes weather forecasts in terms of how weather descriptions affect the decisions and morale of the people hearing them.
- Media Shelf (Winter 2007)
“Interstate Water Allocation in Alabama, Florida and Georgia” is profiled in the Books section and “The Bugwood Network” and “Discover Life” are profiled in the Research Tools section.
- Awards & Honors (Fall 2006)
Stephen P. Hubbell, Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Biology, is honored with the Lamar Dodd Award.
- Media Shelf (Fall 2006)
“Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens” is profiled in the Books section.
- Media Shelf (Summer 2006)
“Captivating Life” and “The Greening of Georgia” are profiled in the Books section, and “Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Uses” is profiled in the Research Tools section.
- Winning the Water War (Fall 2006)
Water for crops has become a scarce local resource due to droughts and disputes over usage rights.
- Listening to Earth from Under the Sea (Fall 2006)
University of Georgia physical oceanographer Daniela Di lorio uses specially designed equipment to listen in on one of Earth's mid-ocean ridges.
- Media Shelf (Fall/Winter 2005)
“Legal Regulations of the Effect of Military Activity on the Environment” is profiled in the Books section, and “National River Restoration Science Synthesis” is profiled in the Research Tools section.
- Tea for Tuna (Fall/Winter 2005)
Fish that swam in green tea instead of water had an 84 percent better chance against cell mutations that cause cancer.
- Viewpoint: Global Warming: What to Do About the Changing Climate (Fall/Winter 2005)
The signs of global warming are all around us.
- Casting Prozac Upon the Waters (Summer 2005)
Antidepressants are turning up in streams and affecting wildlife.
- Insect Twins (Summer 2005)
Genetically identical, queens and soldiers of a parasitic wasp look nothing alike.
- Love is the Answer (Summer 2005)
In the animal kingdom's perennial battle of the sexes, the prize is the fitness and survival of one's children.
- Poultry Litter: Handle With Care (Summer 2005)
Microbes in untreated chicken litter quickly develop antibiotic resistance.
- SOS for Sea Turtles (Summer 2005)
UGA vet students help sea turtles with a viral disease.
- Protecting Songbird Habitats (Spring 2004)
A study of prothonotary warblers may help foster good forest and river management decisions.
- Maps Protect National Treasures (Summer/Fall 2003)
Mapping a half-million acres to within 15 feet helps safeguard the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Research Blooms in the Garden (Summer/Fall 2003)
Allan Armitage travels the globe looking for new plants for the American landscape.
- Scientific Sleuthing (Summer 2001)
You should see what Christopher Romanek can do with a little whale baleen and some wood stork feathers.
- Shorebirds' Survival (Summer 2001)
Oystercatchers and people are competing for the same beaches.
- The Deer Decision (Winter 2000)
A research project by wildlife ecologist Bob Warren is at the center of a legal battle and community debate.
- Vanishing Reptiles (Winter 2000)
Declining numbers of amphibians may be a harbinger of ecological disaster. Now scientists warn that reptiles are in even worse shape worldwide.
- Fishing for Answers (Spring 2000)
Fish may soon replace conventional lab mice in some scientific research.
- Hot-Lanta (Spring 2000)
Swapping vegetation for heat-absorbing asphalt and concrete creates an "urban heat island" effect in Atlanta; not only is the city's sprawl creating harmful ozone, but it's also manipulating the weather.
- Pollution-Eating Plants (Spring 2000)
Scientists are looking to transgenic plants to help solve pollution problems.
- Sunburned Reefs (Spring 2000)
UGA scientists discover sunburned coral reefs in the Caribbean - and finger global warming as one cause.
- Chernobyl's Legacy (Summer 1999)
Scientists find some surprising effects a decade after the world's worst nuclear disaster.
- Fragmented Forests (Summer 1999)
Botanist Jim Hamrick looks at the genetic variation among Costa Rican tree populations left behind from logging and land-clearing.
- Hazardous to Your Health (Summer 1999)
Toxicologist Mary Alice Smith studies everyday environmental hazards that may lead to birth defects.
- Feathering Their Tests (Fall 1998)
With just one feather, researchers can tell where a wood stork lives, what it eats and its level of mercury contamination.
- Planting by the Satellite (Fall 1998)
Georgia farmers look to the sky - and Star Wars technology - to increase production and decrease the environmental impact of farming.
- Year of the Ocean (Fall 1998)
An oceanographer explores the interplay of physical and biological forces that shape marine environments.
- Contraceptive Safari (Spring 1998)
South Africa's Kruger National Park is in danger of being overrun by burgeoning herds of elephants. A new contraceptive vaccine promises a safe solution.
- Turtle Beach (Spring 1998)
Wildlife ecologists shore up nests of endangered sea turtles against marauding raccoons on Florida's Canaveral National Seashore.
- Sea Changes (Summer 1997)
Microscopic life in the ocean may hold clues about global warming.
- Soaking Up Some Heavy Metal (Spring 1996)
Scientists have genetically altered a plant that one day may soak up mercury and other metals that pollute the environment.
- Of Tuna and Treaties (Winter 1995)
Environmental protection is making waves in international trade accords.
- A Clearer Picture for Preservation (Summer 1995)
Scientists are creating a computerized map of Florida's fragile wetlands to help protect their precarious future.
- The GIS Landscape (Summer 1995)
Today's researchers often turn to a geographic information system (GIS) to manage natural resources and plan for growth.
- Landscaping New Partnerships (Summer 1994)
American scientists have joined forces with farmers and tribal leaders in the Philippines and other developing countries to forge holistic agriculture solutions.
- Sweeping the Sea (Fall 1993)
Genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs) are a natural for cleaning up spilled chemicals in the ocean. But the GEMs could become a menace to native marine bacteria.
- From Trash to Trough (Spring 1993)
A technique devised by veterinarian Jean Sander could convert an old problem into a new opportunity for livestock and poultry producers.
- Out on a Limb (Spring 1993)
Contrary to its reputation for pristine forests and clean air, the Southeast is a hotspot for ozone. Forester Robert Teskey reports an alarming impact of ozone on pine productivity.
Portrait of a Catastrophe (Fall 1992)
Researcher Cham Dallas looks at the short-term environmental effects of nuclear fallout to help suffering communities develop remedial plans.
- Hot on the Trail
of Nuclear Waste (Fall 1992)
UGA scientists are tracking radioisotopes released 30 years ago into ponds at
the Savannah River Site. Their studies reveal where those contaminants are now
and how to keep them there. In a similar vein they are studying the radiation
effects of Chernobyl,
the worst nuclear disaster on earth.
- Lock It or Block
It: Radioactive Cleanup (Fall 1992)
Researchers at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory are testing methods that will restrict or limit the amount of radioactivity that enters the food chain from contaminated soil.
- Scientists Urge Caution
in Amphibian Alarm (Spring 1992)
have documented the importance of local environmental conditions on breeding
- Wood Curls (Spring 1992)
A new packing material that's safe for people and the environment.
Communications, Office of the VP for Research, UGA
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