Brian Richter, the chief scientist for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, will give a distinguished lecture entitled “Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World” at the Lyric Theatre, followed by a question and answer period and book signing.
A Virginia Tech team has installed oxygenation systems in three reservoirs that serve Roanoke and surrounding county residents and are monitoring them to see how increased oxygen levels affect the amount of metals in the water.
A Virginia Tech graduate student is living in one of the hottest and driest countries in the world this semester so that he can study how climate change, land management, and other human-caused phenomena impact a community of animals known as the cavity guild.
Castello, an assistant professor of fisheries at Virginia Tech, will engage local fishers in Brazil to determine the best way to generate catch rate data for tropical fish during the three-year fellowship.
Using mathematics and statistics to examine biological systems, Johnson’s research focuses on understanding how environmental conditions can impact the transmission of infectious diseases and how environment impacts the behavior, energetics, and population dynamics of animals.
As part of a new collaboration, the Global Change Center has established an Undergraduate Science Policy Fellowship program for students who are specifically interested in science policy. The application period is currently underway, and the deadline to apply is Dec. 10.