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Nutter’s career has focused on forest hydrology and its many benefits

The national forests along the Appalachian Mountains weren’t established to protect wildlife or trees—they exist to protect water sources.

When retired Warnell professor Wade Nutter slips this fact into a conversation,… Read Article

When Gary Grossman arrived at the Warnell School of Forest Resources in 1981, he realized there was a jigsaw puzzle that needed to be solved.

With research interests focused on population dynamics and community ecology, Grossman was interested in what we now call biodiversity—but at the… Read Article

Understanding the state’s black bear population involves tree-climbing skills, technology and custom-made traps 


Cat Carter picked up a stick and, very carefully, poked the bear. 

Usually that’s a risky move. But in this case, she was playing it safe. As the bear… Read Article

Do you have a passion for passion flowers? So do butterflies!

The passion flower vine is more than just a pleasant sight on a summer walk—it's also a host plant for butterflies. Here in Georgia, you will see butterfly pollinators such as the gulf fritillary, variegated fritillary and… Read Article

Plantation Management Research Cooperative shares latest developments with members



The future of measuring pine trees might be sitting in the palm of your hand.

Testing the limits of smartphone technology was just one revelation shared at the recent meeting of… Read Article

If you see one pig, there’s bound to be more nearby.

That’s the premise behind a novel method of controlling feral hogs now being tested by researchers at the University of Georgia. Called the “Judas pig technique,” the study is the first test in 15 years of its effectiveness against the… Read Article

A graduate student at the University of Georgia is trying to understand how a fungal disease is affecting the health of snakes across the southeastern United States. 

Corinna Hazelrig, a recent graduate of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources who is now a DVM-PhD… Read Article

Researchers studying lake sturgeon in Northwest Georgia’s Coosa River have found evidence that the fish may be reproducing for the first time since they were wiped out in the 1970s. 

The discovery was made earlier this year, as a team of researchers prepared for a project of tagging… Read Article

Priscilla Smith peers into a group of holly bushes on the University of Georgia's South Campus. Nestled between the leaves, she spies a young Joro spider clinging to its web. With her hand, she gently guides the spider into a plastic container—web and all.      Smith, a rising… Read Article

New project examines economic aspects of this popular land-preservation tool 


For conservation easements set up to protect working forests, 30 may be a magic number.

While nearly all conservation easements now in place are designed to last “in perpetuity,” researchers… Read Article

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