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Wes Gerrin is no stranger to fish.

As a master’s student and technician in aquatics labs at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Gerrin has seen his fair share of shiners and darters. But recently, as he looked into a bucket of fish he and colleagues… Read Article

Ecotourism offers a specific travel experience: It focuses on nature, education and sustainability. Often, these destinations highlight endangered or threatened species and engage visitors in making socially responsible choices.

But a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia… Read Article

A virtual workshop this week hosted by the University of Georgia will help connect students from around the world to the concept of “One Health”—an idea that takes on even more significance in the time of a global pandemic.

The Conservation Medicine, One Health and Wildlife Diseases… Read Article

When a wild animal is injured, its options are limited. Some of the luckier ones are scooped up by a human and brought to the University of Georgia Wildlife Clinic.

Here, in a small arrangement of rooms adjacent to the main UGA Veterinary Clinic, faculty, residents and students tend to… Read Article

If all you know of Florida is beaches and theme parks, there’s a whole lot you don’t know about the state.

Its reputation as a vacation destination came about relatively recently in its history. For generations prior, Florida was a largely untamed wilderness. Its early inhabitants were… Read Article

One of Georgia’s most plentiful assets might be a key to help the state combat global climate change.

The state is covered with trees—Georgia is almost 60% forested—and each tree has the ability to offset carbon that’s emitted into the atmosphere. But the amount of carbon, the cost of… Read Article

Some of the world’s most important feats of engineering come from natural formations.

Sand dunes are engineered to prevent erosion. Floodplains along rivers give them space to ebb and flow while protecting communities from flooding—and also filter out pollution and provide wildlife… Read Article

How you experience the outdoors goes beyond the present tense.

Whether you’re swatting mosquitos in your backyard or hiking through a national park, our relationship with nature is rooted in access, lived experience, personal connections and history. It relates to race, policies, power… Read Article

Smartphone apps that are marketed to support contact tracing are one component in stemming the spread of COVID-19. But by relying on a phone’s global positioning system, these apps may also be introducing unintended location errors affected by buildings or landscapes, according to a study by a… Read Article

When rural towns look for ideas to widen their economic base, tourism isn’t always the most obvious solution—especially during a pandemic.

But a new study by University of Georgia researchers offers a potential road map, connecting landscapes to preferences among motorcycle enthusiasts.… Read Article

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