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Tags: Stories from the Field

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 2:24pm

If there is one thing that elementary school students around the world can agree on, it’s the wonderful feeling of hearing the recess bell. After quietly sitting and learning in class, it signals freedom to run, laugh, and play with friends, usually outside in the fresh air.

But in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Baobab Primary School had a 10,000-pound problem that prevented students from leaving their classrooms in June 2018. It seemed…

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 1:38pm



Two researchers in the Geography department have recently published an article, alongside their team of researchers outside of the university, on private protected areas (PPA) in the cloud forests of Peru, specifically…

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 9:13pm

UGA Geography's David Leigh and a team of researchers review and synthesize spatially extensive studies of oligotrophic mountain streams in the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, concluding that rural land-use activities significantly degrade water quality through altered and mostly enhanced landscape–stream connections, despite high forest retention. Some connections are controlled by near-stream land-use activities, whereas others are…

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:34pm

It’s not just student-athletes who need guidelines for heat protection during practice. This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe, there’s another group on the field that’s still at risk: students in marching bands. Research led by Dr…

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 10:42am

Seven students from universities across Georgia have been selected to participate in the year-long Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee program at the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, one of which is the Geography department's very own Ph.D students, Courtney Balling. Balling, also a student in the department of Integrative Conservation at UGA, is researching the environmental drivers of septic system failure. She will work with…

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