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Basic and Applied Ecological Research

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, a research unit of the University of Georgia, pursues basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems.

SREL is located near Aiken, S.C., on the Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility, and the first national environmental research park. The lab’s research extends beyond the site to regional and global projects. To date, the lab has more than 3,000 peer-reviewed publications.

Forecast predicts dismal future for American alligator

June 26, 2020

Samantha Bock collecting eggs from an alligator nest in the field. Photo credit: Benjamin Parrott.

A study by University of Georgia researchers indicates that warming temperatures could impact the future of the American alligator and potentially result in its demise.