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The fish writhed and splashed inside the plastic bucket as Kevin Thomas hustled down the pathway. He ducked off to the side, steadied his load over the water’s edge, and emptied its contents into the chilly waters of Smith Creek.

The rainbow trout shimmied into the deep and disappeared.… Read Article

For generations, gray foxes have been part of the Southeastern landscape. They, along with red foxes, are among the carnivores that dine on a range of smaller animals, plants and berries.

But a new study published by researchers from the University of Georgia suggests competition for food… 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 we are featuring Lisa Samuelson (BS ’85, MS ’87), who retired last year as the Luce Professor of Forestry and Alumni Professor at Auburn… Read Article

Alumni Spotlight


During his senior year at Warnell—that time when you’re itching to get out on your own and get some real-world experience—a professor made Tim Lowrimore pause.

Dr. Warren Flick’s forest policy class lit a spark that slowly burned inside that newly… Read Article

A team of University of Georgia researchers has created a model to help land developers and public officials identify the land that is best suited for conservation.

Led by Fabio Jose Benez-Secanho, a former UGA graduate student, and Puneet Dwivedi, associate professor in the… Read Article

As an undergraduate student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Camille Bennett (BSFR ’19) knew she liked being outdoors, and she liked to help others appreciate it.

She studied parks, recreation and tourism management and connected with… Read Article

Four-year grant connects marsh health with local economics and environmental impact


The forces at work in a marsh require a delicate balancing act.

Rising and falling tidewaters keep clumps of Spartina grasses from growing too dense. But too much water makes it… Read Article

The nuclear power plant's exclusion zone is home to a new population of wildlife


In the decade since a tsunami washed over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, triggering the second-largest nuclear disaster in history, the surrounding towns have struggled to… Read Article

Every year, tens of millions of people flood into national parks across our country.

Two of America’s most popular outdoor destinations can be found in the Southeast: Great Smokey Mountains National Park, which saw 12.1 million visitors in 2019, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, with more than… Read Article

Invasive water plant becomes breeding ground for cyanobacteria that causes lethal brain disease


The alarm bells began ringing when dozens of eagles were found dead near an Arkansas lake.

Their deaths—and, later, the deaths of other waterfowl, amphibians and fish—were the… Read Article

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