Odum School of Ecology

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Odum School of Ecology
Established 2001[1]
Type Public
Dean John Gittleman
Location Athens, Georgia, USA
Website ecology.uga.edu

The Odum School of Ecology is a school within the University of Georgia and the successor of the UGA Institute of Ecology. It is named after Eugene Odum, renowned UGA biologist and the father of ecosystem ecology, the founder of the Institute.

History[edit]

Odum School of Ecology is named after ecologist and UGA professor, Eugene Odum.

Started in 1961 as the Institute of Radiation Ecology, a research institute of faculty across various departments of the University. The Institute (having dropped "radiation" from its name) assumed the status of a school within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in 1993. The College of Environment & Design (CED) was formed in 2001 by joining the School of Environmental Design and the Institute of Ecology. Six years later, on July 1, 2007, the Institute split from CED to become the Odum School.[1][2]

Centers[edit]

  • River Basin Center
  • Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes
  • Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory (NARSAL)

Degrees offered[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

The following undergraduate degree is offered by the Odum School:

Graduate degrees[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shearer, Lee (February 2007). "Independent school of ecology waiting for final approval". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  2. ^ Dendy, Larry B. (June 22, 2007). "UGA to open nation’s first School of Ecology July 1; John Gittleman named dean". News Release. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Office of Public Affairs News Service. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 

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