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UGA researchers work to save an iconic plant in the Lowcountry

August 22, 2023

UGA researchers work to save an iconic plant in the Lowcountry by Daniel Siegel and Emily Kenworthy Enter keywords   On Little St. Simons Island, Elizabeth King, an associate professor at the University of Georgia, stands in a knee-high meadow… Full story

Future teachers and elementary school students learn about wetland ecology

June 24, 2021

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with students at the College of Coastal Georgia to monitor a freshwater wetland adjacent to a local elementary school and develop educational lesson plans on wetland ecology for elementary and middle… Full story

Community science supports environmental research

April 7, 2021

You don’t have to be a professional scientist with an advanced degree to make a meaningful contribution to scientific research. That is one conclusion of a recent paper by Dodie Sanders, an educator at the University of Georgia Marine Extension… Full story

UGA partners with fishing industry to expand market while protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale

February 15, 2021

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with commercial fishermen to test advanced gear that could expand their catch while protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The ropeless fishing gear would allow boats easier access to black… Full story

UGA partners with Okefenokee swamp to conserve and protect native alligators

August 31, 2020

A partnership between University of Georgia researchers and the Okefenokee Swamp Park focuses on conservation and education efforts needed to maintain the swamp’s native alligator population, which is vital to the economic vitality of the region. On Aug. 27, UGA’s… Full story

New hydrophones will let UGA Aquarium visitors experience the fascinating world of underwater sounds

June 16, 2020

Imagine hearing the sounds the dolphins make as they glide through the water, or the mating call of the oyster toadfish. Visitors to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island will be able to experience the underwater… Full story

UGA receives $50,000 grant from AT&T to address flooding in Athens-Clarke County

February 14, 2020

A grant from AT&T will help an interdisciplinary team of UGA faculty assess long-term flood frequency and severity for Athens-Clarke County in order to better plan for future development and infrastructure investments. Paul Chambers Jr., regional director of external affairs… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant announces new funded projects to advance coastal science in Georgia

February 6, 2018

Georgia Sea Grant has awarded nearly $800,000 to fund seven research projects at universities across Georgia. The selected projects will address coastal and ocean topics focused on fisheries, estuarine ecosystems, coastal hazards and ocean acidification. “We had a record number… Full story

Sea Grant Seeks Proposals for Aquaculture Research

December 17, 2017

The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative federal funding opportunity is now open. Depending on appropriations, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program (NOAA Sea Grant) expects to have available a total of $7,000,000 to $11,500,000 across… Full story

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