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New approach to outreach becomes award-winning solution for Warnell faculty member

As the world began its pandemic lockdown, Jason Gordon began connecting with more people than ever before.

But rather than crisscrossing the state to speak with Extension agents or professional… Read Article

Warnell’s award-winning researcher Cristian Montes uses machine learning to find trends in forest growth.

There’s a lot of information embedded in a tree stand.   There’s elevation. Temperature changes. Rainfall. The age of the trees. At some point, insects might settle on one. A windstorm… Read Article

Using cameras and collars, UGA researchers aim to understand wildlife movements, geography  

Squirrels, birds and opossums have all adapted to living in urban spaces. More recently, so have coyotes.   But much is still unknown about how coyotes move throughout urban areas, such as… Read Article

Many forest landowners think about taxes only after they had a timber sale. However, careful tax planning is essential to minimize your total taxes considering the long-term nature of forest management and the availability of a few income tax provisions related to timber. Here are 9 tax tips for… Read Article

Hurricanes can negatively affect southern pine forests. The strong winds and flooding associated with these storms can damage tree branches, stems, roots, and foliage.

A recent example of a severe hurricane that impacted southern forests is Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael was a… Read Article

Agriculture producers are well aware of the economic impacts they suffer at the snout and mouth of the wild pig. Hunters are harvesting pigs in the fall along with deer and other game species. Wild pigs are abundant, troublesome, and widespread in Georgia.

Wild Pigs–also called feral… Read Article

‘Teaching with Animals’ class sharpens public speaking skills for students of all majors


Caitlin Winsness reached into her magic bag and gently revealed its contents to the students gathered around her. The room quieted. There were several “Oohs… Read Article

While the origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are still unclear, researchers have long suspected that the virus that causes COVID-19 originated in bats and might have found a host in another animal on its way to infecting humans.

This raises the question of which animal species can… Read Article

This story was originally published in The Xylom ( and is inspired by J. Drew Lanham’s “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher” published in Orion Magazine. Alex Troutman assisted in the creation of the story.

1. Birds flock together for safety and community; Black female birders… Read Article

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