A new study published by researchers at Virginia Tech with a team of international researchers in Journal of Applied Ecology investigates the thermal suitability for transmission of citrus greening disease with implications for surveillance and prevention.
It is widely accepted that probiotic bacteria are beneficial to human health, but what if they could also be used to reduce wildlife disease and conserve biodiversity? Researchers from Virginia Tech and UC Santa Cruz did just that. The findings were published recently in Scientific Reports.
Researchers have found that ectosymbionts – species that live on the outside of the host’s body and have mutually beneficial relationships with their hosts – affect a crayfish’s use of the earth’s magnetic field as a directional reference.
The three-year, $540,000 grant will help Aylward to understand evolutionary trends in prokaryotes and the roles they play in carbon and nitrogen cycling, and other biogeochemical processes that are vital to the Earth’s climate.
According to a new study by Assistant Professor Martha Muñoz at Virginia Tech and Jhan Salazar at Universidad Icesi, physiological evolution in Anolis lizards is actually much slower on islands than on the mainland.
A new relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex – much smaller than the huge, ferocious dinonsaur made famous in countless books and films, including, yes, "Jurassic Park" – has been discovered and named by a Virginia Tech paleontologist and an international team of scientists.
The Kids' Tech University program is different from other kids' programs because it puts real researchers in front of children to give exciting interactive sessions based on those famous "why" questions that have always intrigued children.
Little and colleagues recently published a study in the journal Environmental Modelling and Software. They proposed that a tiered, system-of-systems framework would be most useful in developing sustainable and resilient solutions for complex socio-environmental problems.
A multi-institutional team of researchers, led by Meryl Mims, has assessed how environmental, demographic, and genetic factors play a role in the reintroduction of bull trout in Washington State. Their project is one of the first to use an advanced computer model to project 200 years into the future.
Researchers analyzed how people who feed birds notice and respond to natural events at their feeders by collaborating with Project FeederWatch, a program managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that engages more than 25,000 people to observe and collect data on their backyard birds.
Antarctica is a nearly uninhabited, ice-covered continent ravaged by cold, windy, and dry conditions. Virginia Tech researcher Jeb Barrett was part of an international collaborative team that analyzed biodiversity patterns in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
Researchers Lisa Belden, David Haak, T.M. Murali, and Richard Fell from Virginia Tech and Jenifer Walke from Eastern Washington University are collaborating to study the critical role of the honey bee gut microbiome in health and defense against parasites using a systems biology framework.
Andrew Hoffman, the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise for University of Michigan and author, will visit Virginia Tech on March 22. Hoffman will give a 3:30 p.m. distinguished lecture titled “How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate” at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Blacksburg.