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Nibbelink named director of UGA’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research

Contact:Nate Nibbelink Nik Heynen Nibbelink named director of UGA’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research Heynen named new director of Integrative Conservation Ph.D. Program Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research has tapped Nate Nibbelink to lead … Continue reading

UGA develops plan to install new electrode boiler

Writer: Kyle Tschepikow, 706-542-9167, kyletsch@uga.edu Contact: Ralph Johnson, 706-542-7369, rfj@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – The Facilities Management Division at the University of Georgia has developed a plan to replace the aging coal-fired boiler on campus with a more efficient electrode boiler … Continue reading

State Botanical Garden to host native plant sale

Writer: Kimberly Parks, 706-542-3977, kimparks@uga.edu Contacts: Heather Alley, alley@uga.edu, Jennifer Ceska, jceska@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of the University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach, will hold its annual Bluestems and Bluejeans: … Continue reading

Going Green: North Campus Deck vehicle charging stations indicative of growing sustainable energy

Written by: Gabe Cavallaro @gabe_cavallaro Originally posted here The University of Georgia installed an electric vehicle charging station, the first public charger in the Athens area, in the North Campus parking deck in May. But the quest for developing sustainable … Continue reading

Georgia Sea Grant and UGA planning team wins national award for work on Tybee Island Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan

Writer: Michele Nicole Johnson, 912-264-7319, michelej@uga.edu Contact: Jill Gambill, 706-542-3463, jgambill@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – A Georgia Sea Grant and University of Georgia planning team guiding the creation of the Tybee Island Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan has been awarded National … Continue reading

Species going extinct 1,000 times faster than in pre-human times, study finds

Writer: Beth Gavrilles, 706-542-7247, bethgav@uga.edu Contacts: John Gittleman, 706-542-2968, ecohead@uga.edu  Patrick Stephens, 706-542-3971, prsteph@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia ecologists John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct … Continue reading

UGA to develop preservation master plan process

Writer: Melissa Gogo Contact: Daniel Nadenicekj Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia is creating a preservation master plan for all of its structures across the state. The plan will establish a set of guidelines and decision-making matrix to help … Continue reading

UGA professor delivers second Anthropocene lecture on climate change

Written by: Gabe Cavallaro @gabe_cavallaro Originally published here The Anthropocene is an accumulation of mankind’s impression on the Earth over the course of its history, according to a lecture given by a University of Georgia professor Thursday. Victor Thompson, an associate … Continue reading

University of Georgia, Orianne Society form partnership for research, conservation

Writer: Sandi Martin, 706-542-2079, smartin@warnell.uga.edu Heidi Hall, 208-241-9968, hhall@oriannesociety.org Contacts: Mike Clutter, 706-542-4741, mclutter@warnell.uga.edu Chris Jenkins, 706-353-7800, cljenkins@oriannesociety.org Athens, Ga. – An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of imperiled reptiles and amphibians has partnered with the University of … Continue reading

UGA Office of Sustainability set to revamp its bicycle sharing program

Written by: Katelyn Umholtz @Kumh0ltz Originally published here For University of Georgia students and faculty who ride their bicycles to campus during the day, bike repair stations and the new bike lane on Sanford Drive are just a couple of … Continue reading