Understanding the microbiomes

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted a May 13 event on microbiomes—communities of microorganisms that live on and in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere—featuring presentations from four scientists including UGA's Samantha Joye:

Microbiomes maintain the healthy function of ecosystems, influencing diverse features of the planet from human health to climate change and food security. During the event, the Obama administration announced steps to advance the understanding of microbiome behavior and enable the protection and restoration of healthy...

Discover UGA: Helping Communities

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Flashes and Bangs Service-learning course designed to reach and teach budding young scientists is just one of the Discover UGA features this month on the theme of Helping Communities:

The course is designed to combine and develop different skills of the students.

“When we started the shows, as part of the grant, Nick Barker, who is an outreach professional, was the lead presenter who explained the science and concepts, while my research collaborator and I were doing the demonstrations,” Ullrich said.

For the course, the students are paired in groups of two or...

Scientists discover new reef system at mouth of Amazon River

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Marine sciences professor Patricia Yager is part of an incredible story of the unlikely discovery of a reef system near the mouth of the Amazon River:

A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves—something that makes finding a reef in the Amazon an unexpected discovery.

An international team—including scientists from the University of Georgia and the...

CSP at Thirty

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

The Center for Simulational Physics was the first such center in the world when it was established at UGA in 1986. The Center hosts its 29th annual workshop on campus this week, and will hold additional celebrations during the talks and discussions on computer simulation methods for the study of condensed matter physics:

Since it was founded in 1986, UGA's Center for Simulational Physics has played an important role in the use and development of computer simulation techniques. Solving problems often intractable from a theoretical perspective or impractical for experimentation,...

Class of 2015: Carmen Kraus

Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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In just over seven days, double major Carmen Kraus (B.S. in Ecology, B.F.A. in Scienitific Illustration) will join the distinguished ranks of UGA graduates. What brought her to that unique combination of credentials?

Attending the Ecological Society of America annual meeting convinced me once and for all that I had chosen the correct career path. I went to as many lectures as I could, focusing mainly on bioremediation but also hearing some talks as varied as Amur leopard population density and kitchen gardens in France. The vast extent of research presented was exciting, and I hope...