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 Seventy years ago, it was a call to arms. The cold war was swirling, and the focus was on building up our defenses.

Trees, it seemed, played a role in this effort.

“Certainly, throughout this effort to re-arm and to mobilize to meet the threat of aggression, our forests will… Read Article

Donovan Robar isn’t going to sugarcoat it: Transferring to the University of Georgia in the fall of 2020 was just about the worst timing. Ever.   After attending West Virginia University for a portion of his undergraduate studies, his goal was to finish his pre-veterinary wildlife sciences… Read Article

Growing and maintaining healthy forests isn’t just about science. It also involves a lot of mathematics.

And we’re not talking about calculating the number of seedlings you’ll need to plant, or the quantity of wood you might harvest—although those are important. But in between the… Read Article

Alumni Spotlight


It all started with an undergraduate science class.

Conservation biology, to be specific. At the time, Karen Waldrop was working toward her associate degree at Florida State University when her professor said something to the class that would change… Read Article

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are highlighting female Warnell alumni who have made significant accomplishments in areas of research. Today, meet Lisa Muller (PhD ’95), a professor and assistant department head at the University of Tennessee.


What are the main… Read Article

Illustrated book de-mystifies science, best practices for an important part of prescribed burns


Prescribed burns are an essential part of forest management, but the main byproduct—smoke—often gives people pause.

Now, a new guidebook focused specifically on smoke… Read Article


First introduced to the United States as an aquarium plant, hydrilla might now be considered the kudzu of the lakes across the Southeast. Its aggressive stems can grow up to an inch a day and extend 20 to 30 feet into dark waters where many native plants can't grow. 

But aside from… Read Article

You can learn a lot about animals by simply watching them. But some secrets can only be revealed in the dark. With an ultraviolet flashlight.

This happens to be the case for pocket gophers, a small, rodent species that lives underground in sandy soil. A new paper by University of Georgia… Read Article

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