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News - November 2021

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 2:23pm
 Across the South, demographics are shifting—and not just in urban and suburban areas. Rural parts of the state, where forestry has long dominated and served as a leading source of jobs, is now feeling these changes. To better understand how an aging population might influence the future of forestry, researchers at the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources conducted a survey of private landowners across the…
Tue, 11/09/2021 - 12:30pm
Pete Bettinger is one of two UGA faculty members to receive USDA award Two University of Georgia faculty members associated with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources have received national teaching awards from the USDA. Pete Bettinger, the Leon "Buddy" Hargreaves Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Forest Management, is the recipient of a USDA regional award for excellence in teaching in forestry and natural resources. Also, Nick…
Tue, 11/09/2021 - 3:11pm
As our climate changes, so do insect pests that affect our trees and forests. Now, a new book co-edited by a University of Georgia faculty member offers insights for land managers and policymakers as they grapple with this growing threat. “Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate Change” is the first book to address the effects of global warming on bark beetles, which have a tremendous effect on forests across the country. Co-edited by Kamal…
Fri, 11/12/2021 - 10:03am
The view from Elizabeth McCarty’s window is a lot more colorful lately—and more friendly to bees. Earlier this spring, McCarty, an assistant professor and forest health specialist for the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources who based at UGA’s Tifton campus, worked with a handful of lab staff and volunteers to transform a small square of dirt into a pollinator garden. Undergraduate and graduate students, lab…
Wed, 11/17/2021 - 3:20pm
Listen to this story as a podcast.   The students make their way around the research site, noting places for observation and questions that might come up.    Suddenly, a sharp noise cuts through their quiet murmurs.  Shrreeeeeekkkkkkkk.   It’s the sound of a toy car as it’s sent down the concrete walkway, because this research site is a new play area at Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, Georgia. So, it would make sense that kids would be…
Mon, 11/29/2021 - 9:48am

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