Below are selected news clippings from the department:

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Prof. Lawrence interviewed by The Regeneration on @writeclimate  · January 15th, 2019

The Regeneration Magazine interviewed EVSC Professor Deborah Lawrence about the Write Climate project, a class and project she leads that has engaged 1,200 members of the UVA community in a conversation about climate change through writing and art. Read more about what the project has done so far and what’s next at The Regeneration.

EVSC grad student Roe’s surprising findings covered by AGU and Phys.org  · January 15th, 2019

EVSC graduate student Stephanie Roe presented her research from the TRACE experiment in Puerto Rico at the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting. Roe found that decomposition slowed in an experimentally warmed forest, an unexpected result with implications for the carbon cycle and climate change. Read more on AGU’s GeoSpace blog or Phys.org.

EVSC alum Dyanna Jaye and Sunrise Movement on E&E News  · December 4th, 2018

Envi Sci alum Dyanna Jaye’s was quoted in an E&E News article covering the Sunrise Movement. Jaye is the group’s campaign director, which is working to stop climate change.

NSF renews VCR LTER grant for six years  · November 30th, 2018

The National Science Foundation renewed UVA’s Virginia Coastal Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research program with a 6 year, $6.7 million grant. The project, which started in the mid-1980’s, is directed by Envi Sci professor Karen McGlathery. Read more in UVA Today’s article by Fariss Samarrai.

Dr. Thomson comments on Gov. Northam’s Air Board decision  · November 30th, 2018

Dr. Thomson wrote an article for Virginia Mercury on Gov. Northam’s Air Board decision.

Prof. Shugart and alumni work with LiDAR featured in new book  · November 14th, 2018

Todd Neff, in his new book, The Laser That’s Changing the World, released last week mentions the role of Hank Shugart and two of his now-alumni doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Sciences as early innovators in the use of terrestrial LiDAR in measuring the structure of forests and in archeological reconstruction of sites […]