Odum School of Ecology

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Odum School of Ecology
Odum School of Ecology logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 2001[1]
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.[2]


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][3][4]

Affiliated centers and labs[edit]

Degrees offered[edit]


The following undergraduate degrees are offered by the Odum School:

Graduate degrees[edit]

Certificates (non-degrees)[edit]

  • Conservation Ecology
  • Environmental Ethics


  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. ^ Craige, Betty Jean. "Eugene Odum (1913-2002)". georgiaencyclopedia.org. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Dendy, Larry. "UGA to open nation's first School of Ecology July 1; John Gittleman named dean". UGA Today. University of Georgia. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 

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