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Dr. Jenna Jambeck joins CICR Executive Committee


We are pleased to announce that Jenna Jambeck will join CICR’s Executive Committee in March 2015. Dr. Jambeck is the first ever committee member from UGA’s College of Engineering. Most recently her research on marine debris has been published in a landmark study in Science and subsequently featured in the national and international press. Read more about … More ›

Student Awards at 2015 Sustainability Science Symposium


The results are in, and the best student presentations and posters from last Friday’s Sustainability Science Symposium are: Student Presentation 1st Place: Ansley McKinney, “Tanyard Creek Chew Crew” Runners-up: Laura Ney, “Influencing Soil Microbial Community Structure Using Locally Derived Inoculant In Order to Increase Nutrient Use Efficiency of Organic Amendments” and Erin Lawless, “Assessment of … More ›

CICR Faculty Research Development Grant



CICR is initiating a new Faculty Research Development Grant program to support the development of integrative research (individual or collaborative) led by CICR affiliates on conservation, sustainability, or environmental change. One award of up to $2,000 will be given to the selected researcher or research group. Applications are due by February 8th, 2015. This competition … More ›

UGA Athletic Association Professorship in Ecology Awarded


Dr. Sonia Altizer

Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Altizer, CICR Faculty Affiliate, for being named the UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology! Dr. Altizer’s research focuses on the evolution and ecology of infectious diseases in butterflies, songbirds, and wild mammals. Click here to read the full UGA news release.

Nate Nibbelink named new CICR Director


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Nate Nibbelink has been named the new Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research. Dr. Nibbelink follows Peter Brosius, who founded the center in 2007. Nik Heynen will serve as ICON Program Director and Graduate Coordinator. Read the full story here.

Featured Researcher: Jenny Bloodgood


Jenny Bloodgood is a PhD-DVM student who joined the Integrative Conservation and Forestry and Natural Resources program in 2013. Her doctoral research includes exploring how the diet of green sea turtles in captivity can be modified to improve their survival and rate of release back to the ocean and measuring the effectiveness of conservation education. … More ›

Research by Lizzie King featured in Ecology and Society


“Kenyan pastoralist societies in transition: varying perceptions of the value of ecosystem services,” a new article co-authored by Dr. Elizabeth “Lizzie” King, is now available on the Ecology and Society website (Volume 19, Issue 3). Click here to access the full article. Dr. King is a member of the CICR Executive Committee and the Integrative Conservation … More ›

Summer 2014 Newsletter


Want to catch up on all of CICR’s recent research & educational activities? Check out our brand new newsletter here.

Featured Researcher: Julie Rushmore


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Julie Rushmore is a DVM/PhD candidate jointly enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Odum School of Ecology. She studies behavioral determinants of disease transmission in wild chimpanzees in Uganda. Julie believes that studying the intersection of disease ecology and animal behavior will provide key insights for wildlife conservation through disease management efforts. … More ›

Featured Researcher: Jena Hickey


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Jena is a PhD student in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. She is back from a 6-month tour studying bonobos (a.k.a. pygmy chimpanzees) in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba, a 70,000-km2 landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These globally endangered great apes – one of human’s closest living relatives – … More ›