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Interdisciplinary project combines multiple areas of natural resources expertise

Walk through a forest and you’re witnessing a quiet competition.

As trees grow, they compete with other plants for water and light. Sometimes this means one tree dominates the resources, but other times the… Read Article

For decades, it’s been assumed that trees die from forest fires because they lose their leaves or the ability to move water within their trunks. In theory, they die of dehydration or starvation.

But a new study co-authored by a professor at the University of Georgia challenges these… Read Article

Nestled in the “wheat-sheep” belt in Australia, a couple hours inland from the more populated coast, there’s a garden of eucalyptus trees. They’ve been assembled here, in this agricultural region, to fulfill a need.

They were sourced from across the country where they were once widespread… Read Article

Warnell faculty, staff and alumni are mourning the death of former dean Michael L. Clutter, 63, on Dec. 24. Clutter served as Warnell’s dean from 2007 to 2015.

Clutter was an authority on the economics of the forestry industry. Before joining Warnell’s faculty in 2001, Clutter held… Read Article

When a tree limb fell on the grounds of the governor’s mansion, staff there turned it into a teachable moment.

The event launched a larger assessment of all 300 trees across the property and incorporated students at the University of Georgia to assist and learn from the process. As a… Read Article

Hard work is rewarded, said the speakers at the fall convocation ceremony for the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and this year’s crop of graduates should soon harvest their benefits.

That was the message brought to this year’s fall graduating class… Read Article

Talk about a steep learning curve.

When Srijana Baral arrived at the University of Georgia in 2017 to begin her master’s degree, she was navigating a graduate program thousands of miles away from her home in Nepal in a dense topic:… Read Article

When scientists want to improve a variety of vegetable, it can take a year or less to see changes—just the length of a reproductive cycle. But breeding improvements into trees can take years—sometimes decades—before changes can be seen.

Now, a process developed by researchers at the… Read Article

As hurricane Michael churned through the Gulf of Mexico to make landfall near Florida’s Apalachicola River in 2018, it left a sea of destruction in its wake.

The path was easy to follow on land, but debris and infrastructure failures also diminished the river’s water quality and led to… Read Article

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