Outreach News from Warnell
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:32am - In each edition of The Log, we talk to a faculty member about their work, love of natural resources, and what they are excited about right now. In the most recent edition, we featured Dr. Elizabeth Benton, a forest health outreach specialist.
News, Outreach, Research
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:11pm - You may have noticed glistening webs suspended in tree canopies all over Georgia. These webbed masses are nests of the fall webworm, one of our native insects. Webworm populations are high this year. Rather than having a few webs in a tree canopy here and there, we see canopies loaded with many webs, and some small trees losing all of their leaves.
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:12pm - Dr. Kim Coder was awarded the 2018 Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach which is UGA’s highest award in public service and outreach.
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:50am - Hemlock woolly adelgid can kill hemlock trees in as little as three years. Insecticides are commonly used to conserve hemlock forests. Research has shown that the insecticide use in hemlock forests is a responsible management choice, as it preserves a keystone species while having little to no negative effects on the surrounding ecosystem. Soil arthropods, canopy arthropods, and aquatic insect communities have all been assessed. Now Elizabeth Benton is working to get the last pieces of the puzzle: forest pollinators and arthropod seed dispersers. She is…