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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.

Outreach educator leads after-school program to a national win

Back row, Amanda Hurst, Jasmine Coleman, Gabriel Hosey, Namair Anderson, Chrystasia William, Charlette Epps, program coordinator and Shelby Broomfield, program director. Front row, Rayshawn James, Shawn Butler and Tamara Corley.



Amanda Hurst, the outreach educator for UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, coached a team of students to win the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s spring Purple Plow Challenge: Protect the Pollinators.