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Fellowship honors late Prof. Emerita Rebecca Sharitz

Writer: Beth Gavrilles Contact: Allison Walters [caption id="attachment_3001" align="alignleft" width="197"] Rebecca Sharitz examines cattails in a wetland area at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.[/caption] Athens, Ga. – Trailblazing ecologist Rebecca R. Sharitz spent almost her entire career at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. A world-renowned...

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Rhodes Named Athletic Association Professor

Throughout his career he has advised twenty-seven graduate students, eleven postdoctoral researchers, and provided experiential learning opportunities for more than forty undergraduate students....

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Ecologist receives NSF CAREER grant

The five-year, $1.18 million CAREER grant will fund research about the impacts of wastewater on the structure and function of tropical rivers, particularly the impacts of pollution that results from aging and obsolete wastewater infrastructure....

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Study shows animal life thriving around Fukushima

[caption id="attachment_2927" align="alignleft" width="223"] Raccoon dog[/caption] Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life. The camera study, published in the Journal of Frontiers in Ecology and the...

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UGA Scientists show their artistic side

[caption id="attachment_2919" align="alignleft" width="369"] Green tree frog resting on a swamp cypress at the Savannah River Site. (Photo by Amanda Hurst)[/caption] If you have the opportunity to visit a nuclear production site, artistic works are probably not what you are expecting to find, but thanks to...

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Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise

[caption id="attachment_2911" align="alignright" width="355"] A juvenile wild tortoise appears to welcome the rain and the camera. (Photo by Jacob Daly)[/caption] “Increase the size, increase the survival” is the premise behind head-starting—raising an at-risk species in captivity until it is large enough to be less vulnerable to predators...

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Unique tools aid environmental research at SRS

He said the ease at which the fish reproduce serves as a significant advantage for obtaining large numbers for testing. Parrott also said medaka can easily produce a cohort of 200 fish in a day. ...

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