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Warnell celebrated its first in-person convocation event in two years on Friday, as dozens of students walked across the stage to receive recognition of their degrees.

The last time the school hosted an in-person convocation event was in the fall of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic… Read Article

Faculty, students, alumni and friends recently had the opportunity to recognize a Warnell trailblazer.

In a Feb. 10 Zoom event that took the place of a Forestry Club meeting, guests welcomed Rex Benham (BSFR ’82), Warnell’s first African American undergraduate student to graduate… Read Article

Georgia’s sunshine, trees, agriculture and construction industries could help the state reduce its carbon footprint by half in less than a decade, according to a new study by a team of scientists from the state’s leading universities.

The study was conducted as part of Drawdown Georgia, a… Read Article

Dr. Roberto Salom Perez and Ms. Daniela Araya-Gamboa



 The threads connecting Audrey Ballou’s life seemed disjointed at first: A love of the outdoors, the drive of a student athlete, an undergraduate degree in parks and recreation.

But over time, experiences began to weave together and a pattern emerged. A natural resources law class… Read Article

 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

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