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Warnell alumni named to 2015-17 Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry class

Representing a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia, 25 professionals have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2015-2017 class. Several Warnell alums are participating in the program, which is designed to educate and empower Georgia’s agricultural leaders to become effective advocates for the largest economic drivers in Georgia—the state’s agricultural and forestry industries. Full story

Dr. Bob Warren receives Virginia Tech’s Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award

Dr. Robert Warren, who earned both his master's degree and doctorate from Virginia Tech, recently received the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from VT's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the College of Natural Resources and Environment's Leadership Institute. Full story

Annual Sustainable UGA Awards given to outstanding students, faculty, staff

Four members of the University of Georgia community received high marks from the UGA Office of Sustainability in the annual round of Sustainable UGA Awards for outstanding faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate students. Warnell doctoral student Jane Diener won the 2015 Sustainable UGA Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Full story

Every dogwood has its day: Dogwood Genome Project calls on citizen scientists for help

The flowering dogwood tree is associated with the beginning of spring throughout much of the U.S. Now, thanks in part to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of researchers from universities across the Southeast have joined forces to understand the genetics of this iconic tree. Full story

UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners

Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Tokay geckos, a type of gecko known for the “to-kay” sound it makes, are caught in the wild and often imported into the pet trade in the U.S. Full story

Dr. Dale Greene named new dean of the Warnell School

Dr. W. Dale Greene, a long-serving faculty member and administrator in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been named its dean, effective June 1. Full story

UGA research links prescribed burning to reduced tick populations

In the spring, summer and early fall months, lone star ticks, the most common type of tick in Georgia, spike in activity and may transmit pathogens that could cause disease in humans. According to newly published University of Georgia research, tick populations can be managed through a technique called prescribed burning. Full story