Environmental Resource Management

In order to create a more sustainable food supply and brighter future, it is our responsibility to be innovators in managing environmental resources. CAES researchers are exploring environmental solutions in the following subject areas:

  • Water Management
  • Soil Sciences
  • Farm & Land Management
  • Climate Studies

Environmental Resource Management Research News

Students walk from Conner Hall on Cedar Street in 1956. (Photo courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library/University of Georgia Libraries) CAES News
Putting the science in Ag Hill
The face of Ag Hill is changing, with millions of dollars in capital improvements and new facilities in the works, and both the University of Georgia and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are committed to supporting the mission and the tradition the hill represents. Now known as Science and Ag Hill to recognize the location as a hub for a variety of related disciplines on South Campus — including agricultural, poultry and food sciences as well as chemistry, biology, physics, statistics, geography and geology — the area holds both academic and historic significance.
GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics Robin Buell working with plant specimens in her Center for Applied Genetic Technologies laboratory. CAES News
CAES researcher explores ancient wheat genomes to improve diversity in bread wheat
University of Georgia plant genomics expert Robin Buell is part of an international team seeking to mine an untapped genetic resource for wheat improvement by sequencing the genomes of ancient varieties representing the worldwide diversity of bread wheat. The two-year project— called the Wheat Diversity Project — is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and will bring Buell together with researchers from the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) and collaborators in France to sequence 12 landrace genomes.
DW Brooks25 web CAES News
Harnessing genetics to combat climate change
Without direct intervention, food systems could be the largest contributor to environmental pollution by mid-century. This warning — and more importantly, the research efforts in place to make change — were highlighted in Edward Buckler’s keynote address at the 2023 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards. “Right now our food system is costing us more than the value we are getting out of it. This is something we need to fundamentally address,“ said Buckler, a research geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.
Pam Knox at UGA weather station