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Thu, 12/17/2020 - 09:14am - Need some ideas for holiday gifts? Our students have some advice for the outdoors-people in your life. We asked our students to recommend some gear that’s been essential during their time at Warnell, whether it was weathering outdoor labs, mucking around in the woods after hours or helping them get the job done during an internship. Here’s what they had to say!  
News, Student
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:06pm - While the origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are still unclear, researchers have long suspected that the virus that causes COVID-19 originated in bats and might have found a host in another animal on its way to infecting humans.
News, Research
Associated Personnel: Dr. Sonia M. Hernandez
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 10:15am - This story was originally published in The Xylom ( and is inspired by J. Drew Lanham’s “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher” published in Orion Magazine. Alex Troutman assisted in the creation of the story. 1. Birds flock together for safety and community; Black female birders MUST do the same and for similar reasons. Not only does it greatly enhance the birding experience—being able to share notes and stories—but increased visibility and numbers never hurt when out and about, whether in the woods or in a residential area.
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:46am - Wes Gerrin is no stranger to fish. As a master’s student and technician in aquatics labs at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Gerrin has seen his fair share of shiners and darters. But recently, as he looked into a bucket of fish he and colleagues collected from an Athens-area stream for a research project, he was stumped.
News, Research, Student
Associated Personnel: Dr. James Shelton