Dept. grad students Ferguson and Cook win R.J. Husky Graduate Research poster awards

Environmental Sciences students Amy Ferguson and Brynn Cook won top awards for posters at the 2017 Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition. Amy’s poster “Making the case for nature-based solutions to coastal erosion in Virginia’s coastal bays” tied for 1st Place in Division 1 – Natural Sciences Poster Presentation. Brynn’s poster won 1st Place in […]

Grad Stephanie Roe, UVA team off to finals in Patagonia Case Competition

Graduate student Stephanie Roe and the team, from Darden, Architecture and Envi Sci, have advanced to the finals in a national competition to deal with issues of sustainability and responsible business practice, run by the business school at Cal Berkeley on behalf of Patagonia Corp. Ten finalists were selected out of 70 teams, and will […]

Dept. alum Wang featured in NSF and USA Today articles

Former department graduate student Lixin Wang (PhD, 2008) had a recent publication featured by NSF on World Water Day. The paper, “Nonrainfall water origins and formation mechanisms” in Science Advances highlights the importance fog and dew play in the Namib Desert in Africa. You can find the manuscript here and NSF’s write-up here. Wang also […]

Professor Vivian Thomson posts blog on climate change politics

Professor Vivian Thomson writes about the bipartisan consensus among voters on climate change, in connection with her forthcoming book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation (MIT Press). Blog link here.

Professors Reidenbach and Thomson to speak at Yamuna River Project Exhibition

UVA’s Yamuna River Project is a campus wide project to “revitalize the ecology of the Yumuna River in New Delhi and reconnect India’s capital city back to the water” (link to project website). Professor Matt Reidenbach will speak at the opening talks on Thursday, 3/16/17 at 5PM in the East Wing Gallery of Campbell Hall. […]

Professor Galloway interviewed on NPR

Professor James Galloway was quoted by NPR’s “All Things Considered” on the environmental impact of food production. Read more here.

Professor Macko featured in UVAToday

Professor Stephen Macko was featured in a UVAToday article covering his research, teaching, and the “Macko Museum of Natural History” located in his Clark Hall office. Read more in the article here.

Department graduate students host EnviroDay 2017

Environmental Sciences graduate students, led by Alice Besterman and Erin Swails, hosted the 2017 EnviroDay symposium on February 24, 2017. The symposium theme was “Global Change and Public Health” and featured 16 talks and 12 posters from undergraduate and graduate students from several UVA departments. The keynote seminar “Of Mice and Men: Emerging Infectious Disease […]

Dept. undergrad seminar featured in Cavalier Daily

The Department of Environmental Sciences undergraduate seminar series was highlighted in the Cavalier Daily, with EPA attorney Mark Garvey giving a talk on the Toxic Substance Control Act on Feb 28. Read more here.

Rao, Mahesh

In a broad sense, my research primarily focuses on improving our understanding of spatio-temporal dynamics of ecological processes within agricultural and forested ecosystems. Specifically, using an integrated approach involving remote sensing and GIS models, I am interested in land cover analysis and related change to characterize environmental impacts including climate change implications. Current research involves […]

Prof. Macko on BBC-International series The Food Chain

Professor Stephen Macko was interviewed by the BBC for the The Food Chain series “Of Maize and Men: The Rise” about his work using carbon isotopes to quantify the high influence of corn on human nutrition. The series covers how and why corn has become a dominant part of our food supply. Listen to the […]