Opportunities and Facilities

In the Laboratory...

    The Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Lab encourages and facilitates research on the socio-cultural dimensions of human-environment interaction by:

-offering student internships for reviewing specific research topics and designing relevant protocols as well as in scientific illustration of culturally relevant plants and insects.

-enables students to participate in ongoing research projects in different regions of the world.

    It supports research by making available bibliographic databases on biodiversity, ethnoecology, agriculture and sustainable development and class, gender, and ethnicity in relation to development and the environment.  Modern facilities for problem-focused herbarium, entomological, geological, and cartographic collecting, processing, and storage are available as is a drafting table for scientific illustration.  These facilities enable researchers and trainees to approach problems in terms of resource clusters as they are categorized and utilized by local human populations.

In the Department...

    The Department of Anthropology, which has concentrated its efforts in program development in the area of ecological and environmental anthropology, has several relevant facilities, including:

-Sustainable Human Ecosystems Laboratory
-Ethnolinguistics Laboratory
-Laboratories of Ethnobiology
-Zooarchaeology Laboratory
-Physical Anthropology Teaching Collection
-Georgia Archaeological Site Files
-Laboratory of Archaeology

At the University...

    The University of Georgia, the oldest land grant institution in the United States, has a tradition of excellence in agricultural and ecological research and development.  Related research on biotic and abiotic components of the environment is being conducted in a variety of department and institutions: Anthropology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Horticulture, Crop & Soil Science, Marine Sciences, and the Institute of Ecology.  The University also operates the State Botanical Garden in Athens and the Georgia Experiment Station at Griffith.  The latter houses the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, which maintains a collection of more than 100,000 plant samples.