It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg James Vance (BSFR '12) is sharing some photos from the University of Wyoming, where he researched the use of prescribed fire and cattle grazing on critically endangered Wyoming toads. This, he says, required raising recently-metamorphosed Wyoming toads in areas treated with either of the treatments and determining their growth. "I also tested the effectiveness of soft release methods in re-establishing Wyoming toads by releasing animals as tadpoles, recently-metamorphosed toadlets, and one-month-old toadlets. The results are still in the works. My favorite part was having the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of an endangered amphibian." We love showing off what our students and alums are doing! Want to be featured? Just send some photos and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Happy #UGAhomecoming everyone! We've kicked off our Homecoming celebration with the annual Parker Memorial Golf Tournament, but the fun continues tonight with our alumni dinner. And of course, we're tailgating at the turtle pond tomorrow! See all you #WarnellDawgs there!
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Warnell Dawg Days! We had a fantastic time seeing all of your #WarnellDawgDays pictures! And thanks to those who came out for Dawgs on the Lawn, with a special guest appearance by Hairy Dawg! Thanks to all of you amazing folks, we met our goal of 111 gifts for 111 years of natural resources education. You're the best! If you want to see all of the Dawgs on the Lawn photos, head over to our Facebook page!
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Shane Roberts (PhD '07) looks cold in some of these photos from Idaho! He is currently the principal wildlife research biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. "I get to be involved in the development of all state wildlife research in Idaho and collaborate with many universities, NGOs, government agencies and private landowners to execute the research. I am fortunate enough to work with a great group of wildlife research biologists investigating a diversity of topics and species, ranging from upland birds to ungulates to carnivores. My favorite part of my job is working to produce applied wildlife research products that help wildlife managers better manage wildlife populations and their habitats." #ThisCouldBeYourOffice#Brrrrr
We love showing off what our alums and students are doing! If you'd like to be featured, send some photos and a description to email@example.com!
Do you pick your vacation spots based on whether your Facebook friends will like your photos? It may seem strange if you don't, but how much much positive feedback people think they'll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination. That's what a new study, led by Warnell's Dr. Bynum Boley, has found. This "social return" is significant, he says.
#UGA domination! The UGA student chapter of The Wildlife Society went to Albuquerque to defend their Quiz Bowl championship title—and they did! These #WarnellDawgs dominated in the final round, beating Purdue 55 to 20. They remain the defending champs and came home with some new awards to show off. Great job, team!
#UGA has organized a relief drive to send supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and the Warnell School is a drop off location. If you'd like to donate, you can do so through Oct. 14 at the drop-off locations listed below. If you can help, please do. #UGAPRrelief
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Andrew Taylor (BSFR '09, MS '12) moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 2013 to work on his PhD in fisheries and aquatic ecology at Oklahoma State University. "My dissertation addressed native black bass conservation issues—including range loss and conservation genetics—in Georgia and across the southeastern U.S. As a post doc, I'll continue to work on conservation of native fishes and control of aquatic invasive species." Taylor said his favorite experiences in Oklahoma has been the collaboration between scientists, biologists and technicians. "I have gained priceless new perspectives from them that I will carry throughout my career." We love showing off what our students and alums are doing! We saw so many great things you all posted during #WarnellDawgDays , so if you would like to be featured, please email photos and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org!
One more #WarnellDawgDays submission that just missed our photo contest! Alicia Wilson sent these in from the field where she was collecting data on sea turtle nest success on the barrier islands of Georgia. "Proud to be a DAWG!"
We loved all these photos! #WarnellDawgs are the best!
You guys are the best! Not only did we reach our goal of 111 gifts for 111 years, we saw some fantastic photos in our contest. A couple got sent in too late for the official #WarnellDawgDays raffle, but that doesn't mean we can't share them! Heather Gaya sent these in, and says, "I'm trying to improve survey designs for gopher tortoises across the southeast, but I like to say that really I'm just looking for baby herps. In addition to my own species I've found eastern box turtle hatchlings and tons of baby frogs! I even found a young garter snake in New Mexico (while attending) The Wildlife Society conference."
As #NationalGuideDogMonth comes to a close, we wanted to show off another student who has been working with the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. Quite a few of our students take on the role of "puppy raiser" for the organization, and #UGA student Kursti Ropp is one of them. As a group leader, this #WarnellDawg works with a majority of the dogs of all ages and breeds and conducts meetings. She joined in 2013 when her sorority, Delta Gamma, focused its philanthropy on Service for Sight. "The best part of working with these puppers is when you notice that they have matured. When you think back to how rambunctious they were and how hard potty training was and you compare that to the sweet, well behaved angel sitting in front of you... it's just really gratifying." But it's hard to say goodbye to the dogs, she says. "I have had to say goodbye to so many furry angels, and it breaks my heart every time. But these dogs make such a positive impact on my life and the lives of those they aide that it's worth it."
And congratulations to our last raffle winner for #WarnellDawgDays , Tyler Gagat! We had so many amazing photos posted, but we only had so many donated items to raffle off. If you didn't win this year, we'll be doing this again next year! But you don't have to wait that long! We love showing off what you guys are doing in our Where in the World was Warnell features. Just shoot us an email at email@example.com if you're interested in that!
Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! Our first-ever #WarnellDawgDays has been so wonderful because of all you #WarnellDawgs out there who not only shared your great memories but also helped with gifts during our challenge. We are so close to reaching our goal, but the response has still been AMAZING! You guys are the best! We see people are still posting those memories. We're sad the photo raffle is over, but we are still loving the pictures! #WarnellDawgsRock#UGA
Our next-to-last #WarnellDawgDays photo contest winner is Alicia Evans, who posted a couple of great photos of bird watching in Orlando on Facebook! Thank you for helping us celebrate being part of the Warnell family! We've got one more winner, and then sadly it'll be another year before we have this fun contest again. :( #UGA .