Author: Craig Osenberg

Dr. Brown just snailed it!

Anya defended her dissertation last week in the Odum School of Ecology at UGA (Trait-mediated effects and the extended phenotype: community interactions on coral reefs).  She did a great job – an excellent seminar and rumor has it there was even laughter coming out of the defense.  Many thanks to her committee (Tom Frazer, Erin Read More …

Presenting Dr. Jacobson! Congratulations Lianne.

Lianne graduated from UF on May 4th.  Her family came from all over to celebrate with her.  Her son, Cooper, enjoyed it the most (well, he mostly slept).   Lianne is now teaching Marine Ecology at UF and continuing her work on scaling and the evolution of coloniality and indivuality.   Congratulations Lianne!  

Congratulations to Rebecca and Kat!

Rebecca won Best Oral Presentation at the 2018 Benthic Ecology Meetings in Corpus Christi, for her talk “Incorporating intraspecific variation and metabolic theory into our understanding of consumer-plant interactions”.  Kat Clancy (mentored by Rebecca) also attended the meeting and gave a poster on her undergraduate thesis research, “Do physiological responses to temperature depend on body Read More …

UGA forms a SEEDS (ESA) Chapter

ESA formed the Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program in 1996 to facilitate the participation of underrepresented students in our discipline.  The UGA SEEDS Chapter, which was just approved, was created through the efforts of the Odum School of Ecology’s Diversity Committee, with special thanks to our own, Amy Briggs.  Great job Read More …

IMAGINATION squared has launched!

Imagination Squared has launched (imaginationsquared.org).  The project (created and conceived by Christina Foard) is starting with the Odum School of Ecology, Lamar Dodd School of Art, and  UGA Athletics, and then spreading throughout the UGA campus and Athens community this Fall.  Get your square!

Julie and Mike’s paper on multiple stressors was published in Biology Letters!

Abstract Environmental stressors often interact, but most studies of multiple stressors have focused on combinations of abiotic stressors.  Here we examined the potential interaction between a biotic stressor, the vermetid snail Ceraesignum maximum, and an abiotic stressor, high sedimentation, on the growth of reef-building corals. In a field experiment, we subjected juvenile massive Porites corals Read More …

Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Hamman!

Elizabeth defended her dissertation last week in the Odum School of Ecology at UGA (Multi-scale spatial patterning of corals and their symbionts).  Many thanks to her co-advisor (Scott McKinley, Tulane University) and her committee (Andrew Park and Jim Porter) for all of their support and insights.  Elizabeth is heading off to an exciting post-doc with Read More …

Congratulations to Dr. Jing Jiao!

Jing successfully defended her dissertation (Effects of movement in human-influenced marine systems) on March 16/17 at the University of Florida.  Many thanks to her co-advisor (Sergei Pilyugin) and her committee (Jeremy Lichstein, Bob Holt and Tom Frazer) for all of their support and insights.  Jing has received several post-doctoral offers and will soon be heading Read More …