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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.

Rhodes named Athletic Association Professor

April 1, 2020

O.E. (Gene) Rhodes is professor and director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

Olin “Gene” Rhodes, a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named a University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor. His appointment was recently approved by the Board of Regents.