Odum School of Ecology
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, the father of ecosystem ecology, and the founder of the Institute.
It was started in 1961 as the Institute of Radiation Ecology, a research institute of faculty across various departments of the University. In 1993 the Institute (having dropped "radiation" from its name) assumed the status of a school within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. 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 and was renamed as the Odum School in honor of its founder, Eugene Odum.
Affiliated centers and labsEdit
- River Basin Center
- Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes
- Marine Institute at Sapelo Island
- Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center
- Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
- Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
- Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History at the Wormsloe Historic Site
- Center for the Ecology of Infectious Disease
The following undergraduate degrees are offered by the Odum School:
- Master of Science in Ecology
- Master of Science in Conservation Ecology & Sustainable Development
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ecology
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Integrative Conservation
- Conservation Ecology
- Environmental Ethics
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