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Amid the serenity of Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, a storm is brewing.

But rather than feeding the region’s lakes and rivers, it’s thundering through forests and valleys and entangling the region’s deer population along the way. As a result, many of the region’s deer suffer from chronic… Read Article


A project to decode the genome of aspen trees has revealed a new wrinkle in how chromosomes are constructed—and it may have larger evolutionary implications, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.   Using new, high-powered sequencing and assembly technologies, Ran Zhou, a… Read Article

 The jungles of southern Mexico are a far cry from cattle ranches of the American West. And yet, when biologists head into the forests in search of lizards, they borrow a technique used by cowboys for hundreds of years: They lasso them.

While the materials (and animals) are different… Read Article

The final semester for many Warnell students includes Senior Project, a class that lets students practice what they've learned.


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Between the books on dendrology and tree species lined up on Jason Gordon’s bookshelf is a thick, spiral-bound… Read Article

As our climate changes, so do insect pests that affect our trees and forests. Now, a new book co-edited by a University of Georgia faculty member offers insights for land managers and policymakers as they grapple with this growing threat.

“Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate… Read Article

As a high school student, Brian Simmons (BSFR ’93) landed a summer job at a local fish farm.

It began as a way to earn some cash, but then Simmons began to meet other professionals—including Jay Shelton, who at the time was working for UGA Extension’s Griffin office. He kept with the job… Read Article

At 5:30 a.m., the forest is dark and quiet.

Off in the distance, you can hear the rushing of a stream. Looking up, the leaves are barely visible against the slowly brightening sky. Stand still and you can begin to hear the murmur of the birds.

Their chatter starts slow, but soon… Read Article

William Bartram was struck by the beauty of the trees he found along the banks of Georgia’s Altamaha River in 1773.

The trees, Bartram noted, had flowers that “are very large, expand themselves perfectly, are of a snow-white colour, and ornamented with a crown or tassel of gold coloured… Read Article

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