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Poppy recognized for innovative outreach

Dec. 4, 2018 [caption id="attachment_2620" align="alignleft" width="300"] David Wilson presents the award to Poppy at the awards ceremony on Nov. 27.[/caption] Sean Poppy, outreach program coordinator at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, has been awarded the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award. David Wilson, the acting director...

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Associate professor teaches students how to study behavior of wildlife

In teaching the concepts of wildlife ecology, James Beasley covers a lot of ground both literally and figuratively. Based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 310-square-mile Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina, Beasley gives advanced hands-on instruction to students investigating the conditions of wildlife and their...

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SREL mourns loss of Rebecca Sharitz

Rebecca R. "Becky" Sharitz, former professor of plant biology and senior research ecologist at the UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, died Oct. 20 at her home in Aiken, South Carolina. A native of Virginia, Sharitz joined the UGA faculty at SREL in 1972 and later served...

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SRS Museum to reveal environmental stewardship gallery

The gallery will depict the ongoing roles that both the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the USDA Forest Service-Savannah River have had in the environmental stewardship of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site since 1951....

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Rhodes receives Caesar Kleberg Award

Aiken, S.C. – Olin E. Rhodes, Jr., director of the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and professor in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Caesar Kleberg Award for Excellence in Applied Wildlife Research. The annual award...

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Giving tortoises a ‘head start’

Despite predation risks at the release site, survival rates were higher than survival reported for their wild counterparts, according to Quinn, a graduate student at SREL and Warnell during the research....

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