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For most of her life, Kristen Lear has been interested in bats.

The passion began in elementary and middle school when, as a Girl Scout, she learned about bats during summer camp night hikes and her Silver Award project. She later tailored her college studies to focus on bats, eventually… Read Article

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the appointment of James Johnson as the new director of the continuing education program. Johnson is a Warnell alumnus who earned his Ph.D. in wildlife management from the school in 2019. He brings with him a wealth of… Read Article

Wild pigs are an invasive species in the United States, with population estimates exceeding 6 million across 31 states. Wild pig damage to agriculture, private property and natural resources exceeds $150 million annually in Georgia.

In 2018, the USDA Farm Bill created a program to protect… Read Article

The short answer is: It depends.

The slightly longer answer is that it is determined by the classification of your timber holding, the way to sell the timber and your modified adjusted gross income for the net investment income tax purposes.  


What is the net investment… Read Article

Strengthening the diversity of applicants is on the minds of nearly every hiring agency. It is equally important in forestry and natural resources. Building that diversity can be enhanced by considering the role individuals with special needs can serve on the job.

Warnell’s Dr. Nick (“… Read Article

Let’s play a tree game. How many of Georgia’s native trees can you identify?

There are more than 260 native trees from the mountains to the sea in Georgia. The second-most numerous genera group among Georgia’s native trees is Crataegus—hawthorns. How many hawthorns can you find and… Read Article

The Warnell family grew by 91 members recently as spring 2023 graduates walked across the stage at The Classic Center in Athens.   The Convocation event, hosted by the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, featured words of wisdom from faculty, students and… Read Article

It was less of a question and more of a challenge: Can you connect natural resources to “Star Wars”?

That was the quandary posed to Warnell assistant professor Gino D’Angelo and master’s student Jack Derochers as they kicked off their inaugural podcasting class. The student who asked… Read Article

Not all wood is created equal.

We know this by looking at the grain on a piece of cut timber. But what’s going on inside the wood to make it that way—and how do you measure that at such a scale that captures the variability of what’s being grown?

This is what Joe Dahlen’s lab at… Read Article

The last intact predator-prey interaction can be found in Southwest Florida. Warnell Researchers had front-row seats.   It wasn’t the howls of hurricane Irma that put Heather Abernathy on edge while stationed in a remote part of Southwest Florida doing field work. Nor was it hunkering down under… Read Article

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