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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 […]

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Passing of Professor Emeritus Bruce Hayden  · November 13th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Hayden on September 10, 2018. Bruce was a beloved faculty member who specialized in Coastal Climatology and more recently focused his research on the Virginia Coastal Reserve. A memorial service will be held at the Main House on Morven Farm on Saturday, November […]

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Prof. Lawrence’s deforestation work covered by the Guardian and UVA Today  · October 10th, 2018

Envi Sci professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by the Guardian and UVA Today about her recent statement with 39 other scientists by the Climate and Land Use Alliance and her article published by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on the importance of forests and ending deforestation to our carbon budget. Read more at both the Guardian […]

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Dr. Thomson’s newest power plant study written up in E&E News, Midwest Energy News, and by the national Sierra Club.  · October 10th, 2018

New power plant study by Envi Sci research team highlights potential national, regional, and local health impacts of power plant regulatory rollback. The study in Energy Policy is available without subscription until Nov 21, 2018. Also check out the E&E News ClimateWire, Midwest Energy News, and the national Sierra Club write-ups on the study, as […]

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VCR research on seagrass restoration highlighted in WVTF interview  · July 17th, 2018

Research by the Virginia Coastal Reserve LTER (VCR LTER) and UVA Envi Sci’s Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center (ABCRC) on seagrass restoration on the DelMarVa Peninsula was featured in a recent WVTF story by Pamela D’Angelo. VCR LTER and ABCRC site director Cora Johnston was interviewed about the restoration’s success, which has been carried out by […]

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Thomson & Climate of Capitulation quoted in Richmond Times-Dispatch  · May 23rd, 2018

Retired professor Vivian Thomson and her book Climate of Capitulation were quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read more here.

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