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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 minted… 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 Warnell… 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 difficult… 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 return… 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 result… Read Article

New study finds gaps in programs that connect women with their land


It’s a story Warnell student Jacqueline Miner hears again and again: Women come to own forestland through a family member but don’t know what to do with it.

Selling the land is one option, but they know it might… Read Article

Evidence of diseases sheds new light on fledgling mortality


Across South Florida, wildlife find ways to thrive in some of the unlikeliest of places.

Take, for example, the islands of trees in the middle of man-made lakes, often found as part of golf course communities. These… Read Article

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