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VCR LTER contributes to synthesis on coastal armoring  · July 24th, 2017

Recent work from researchers at several LTER sites has synthesized the current understanding of ecological impacts of man-made coastal armoring. The study looked at diverse systems, including constructed oyster reefs at the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER. Former UVA Environmental Sciences student Kyle Emery (now a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara) is a coauthor on […]

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New Environmental Resilience Institute highlighted  · July 13th, 2017

A recent UVA Today article highlighted the new Environmental Resilience Institute directed by Environmental Sciences professor Karen McGlathery. The institute was formed to address environmental change by bringing together collaborators from a variety of disciplines. Read more in the UVA Today article here.

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Grad student LeCroy’s citizen science research featured in UVA Today  · July 6th, 2017

Environmental Sciences graduate student Kate LeCroy was featured in a UVA Today article on her research. Along with Professor T’ai Roulston and citizen scientists from the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, Kate is collecting population data on mason (and other) bees using wooden “bee hotels”. Read more in the article here.

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VCR-LTER seagrass research featured in NSF article  · June 9th, 2017

Research at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research site was featured in an article about the National Science Foundation LTER mini-symposium this spring. Environmental Sciences Professor Karen McGlathery was interviewed about work on seagrass carbon storage and response to climate change. Read more here.

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Prof. Vivian Thomson interviewed on NPR about her new book  · May 18th, 2017

Professor Vivian Thomson was interviewed on NPR about her new book, Climate of Capitulation. Read more and listen to the interview here.

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Prof. Lawrence contributes volume to Miller Center presidential First Year Project  · May 9th, 2017

Environmental Sciences Professor Deborah Lawrence contributed a volume to the Miller Center’s ‘First Year Project’ outlining policy goals for the incoming president to pursue during her/his first year. Her essay focuses on a climate tax, funding for climate science, and clean energy. Read more here.

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