Prof. James Galloway awarded Tyler Environmental Prize

James N. Galloway of the University of Virginia, a prescient explorer of nitrogen’s wide-ranging effects on local and global ecosystems, is one of two recipients of the 2008 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Steps to Completion of the DMP

To complete the DMP after approval of your proposal by the UGARC, you will need to Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.40 across all courses taken since matriculating in the University. Complete the research work. Complete a report of the work (the thesis) by drafting and revising several versions of the document with […]

DMP Admission and Research Proposal Instructions

A Collab site will be made available to you for uploading an electronic copy of your application materials.  Be sure the Director of the Distinguished Majors Program knows your intent to apply in advance of the deadline so that access to the Collab site can be established. Use double-spacing throughout, one-inch margins, and 12- or […]

U.Va. Researchers find flowers’ fragrance diminished by air pollution

Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails to their source, a new University of Virginia study indicates.

Prof. Todd Scanlon’s work featured on cover of Nature

Todd M. Scanlon, assistant professor of environmental sciences at U.Va., and colleagues used high-resolution satellite imagery to study the prevalence of self-organized vegetation patterns across a regional rainfall gradient in southern Africa.

Grad student Ami Riscassi awarded EPA STAR fellowship

Graduate student Ami Riscassi was recently awarded a 2008 EPA STAR fellowship for her proposed work on mercury distribution, transport, and transormation in forested headwater catchments.