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Beth Gavrilles

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Articles by Beth Gavrilles

Sep. 11 2017

School of Ecology to open anniversary observance Sept. 14

The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its 10th anniversary—and the 50th of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibits at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 2016

New center to make UGA leader in disease ecology

With the launch of the new Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, UGA is poised to become a world leader in the increasingly important field of disease ecology.

Oct. 17 2016

Scientists use genetic analysis of vampire bats to forecast spatial expansion of rabies in Peru

Rabies is likely to appear on the Pacific coast of Peru, an area where it currently does not occur, within four years, according to a report by an international team of researchers just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Oct. 10 2016

School of Ecology faculty member gets students excited about research

Halfway through Andy Davis' physiological ecology lab, most of the students have their cellphones out—but they're not texting or checking messages. Instead, they're recording part of the day's experiment: a battle among beetles.

Sep. 6 2016

Sexual transmission of Ebola likely to impact disease

Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by UGA ecologists published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Aug. 29 2016

Ecologists create framework for predicting new infectious diseases

UGA ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a paper published in Ecology Letters, they describe how macroecology, the study of ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space, can provide valuable insights about disease.

Mar. 28 2016

Symposium will showcase range of interdisciplinary research at Wormsloe

Landscape history, coastal ecosystem dynamics and disease ecology will be just a few of the topics discussed April 7 at the UGA Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe 2016 Research Symposium.

Mar. 21 2016

Plant ecologist to deliver 2016 Odum Lecture March 29

Ecologist Jonathan Levine will deliver the 31st annual Odum Lecture at the UGA Odum School of Ecology March 29 at 4 p.m. His talk, which will be followed by a reception, is open free to the public.

Feb. 29 2016

Ecologists create new model that uses statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent

UGA ecologists have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research, published in Theoretical Ecology, lays the groundwork for a potential tool in the fight against infectious diseases.

Feb. 8 2016

Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance

UGA researchers have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.

Jan. 11 2016

Wing structure helps female monarch butterflies outperform males

Evidence has been mounting that female monarch butterflies are better at flying and more successful at migration than males, and UGA researchers now have come up with an explanation—but not one they expected.

Oct. 26 2015

Nature revival: Ecology professor studies ecological restoration

Picture a scene in the drylands of Kenya—a vast open expanse of grasses and bare earth, with very few trees, dotted here and there with cattle and goats.

Oct. 12 2015

Symposium to mark anniversary of CESD graduate program

UGA's Odum School of Ecology will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development graduate program with a two-day symposium.

Oct. 5 2015

Study examines spread of non-native marine species

The time since the introduction of a non-native marine species best explains its global range, according to new research by an international team of scientists led by UGA ecologist James E. Byers. 

Sep. 21 2015

NSF grant to fund graduate training in disease ecology

UGA has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology.

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