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Research News from Warnell

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.
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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.
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 08:48am - Ecotourism offers a specific travel experience: It focuses on nature, education and sustainability. Often, these destinations highlight endangered or threatened species and engage visitors in making socially responsible choices.
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Thu, 10/29/2020 - 04:48pm - One of Georgia’s most plentiful assets might be a key to help the state combat global climate change. The state is covered with trees—Georgia is almost 60% forested—and each tree has the ability to offset carbon that’s emitted into the atmosphere. But the amount of carbon, the cost of that sequestration, and potential for new jobs in rural parts of the state are all questions to be answered.
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