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Abandoned Chernobyl villages could save a rare species

Athens, Ga. – According to a research team at the University of Georgia, abandoned dwellings in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone provide shelter for an endangered equine species and a resource for conservationists who want to ensure their survival.

Peter Schlichting, a former postdoctoral researcher at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, used motion-activated cameras to capture over 11,000 images of Przewalski’s horses using abandoned structures as shelters, particularly barns, that were deserted after the 1986 nuclear accident.

Not so spooky: Undergraduate’s work with bats helps raise awareness, track populations

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B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
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Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Caving experiences, coupled with summer internship, help fuel bat research

 

There’s one thing that Julia Yearout wants you to know about bats: They’re not scary.

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Addressing a need: Faculty, students turn research focus to hurricanes

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

1 year after Michael cut through Georgia, storms show a connection between tree health and the state’s economy

 

Traveling down the pin-straight rural South Georgia highway, David Dickens could see the damage even before they reached the property line.

Forest scientists call for acceptance of gene-edited and transgenic trees

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Large organizations that certify trees are grown sustainably exclude those considered ‘transgenic.’ Now, researchers around the world demand a change.

 

More than 100 years ago, chestnut trees were an iconic part of forests across the eastern United States.

Professor’s innovation leads to $10K forestry prize

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Using an app, Scott Merkle aims to connect disease-resistant trees to the scientists who can help their species

 

They were called “ghost trees” because, after they died, American chestnut trees lost their bark and turned white, standing as a stark reminder of the magnificent plant it once was.

Professor isolates mysterious eagle-killing lake bacteria

Research by a Warnell faculty member has unlocked one piece of a puzzle plaguing man-made lakes in the Southeast—although why it is so deadly is still a mystery.

For the past 25 years, American bald eagles along with thousands of water birds have been killed by a new kind of cyanobacteria that produces a lethal toxin. Scientists had a name, Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, and they saw patterns—specifically, that birds were dying at man-made lakes.