February 5, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENTS
2019 Water Resources National Competitive Grants 104g Program RFP

Pre-proposals are due February 15th at 5:00 pm. Contact Kevin McGuire or Stephen Schoenholtz with questions!

1st Annual Alpha Epsilon Flash Talk Research Symposium
Thursday, March 28th, 12 - 2:30 pm
Fralin Auditorium

Alpha Epsilon, the agricultural, food and biological engineering honor society, is seeking abstract submissions for the 1st Annual Flash Talk Research Symposium, open to VT students. Cash prizes will be rewarded to the top undergraduate and graduate presenters!

2019 Virginia Water Resources Research Center Student Research Competitive Grant RFP now available

Proposals in all areas of water resources are considered for funding up to $5,000 for  student  research grants.

Paleontological Experience for Undergraduates: Petrified Forest National Park

The  VT Paleobiology Research Group  is looking for 3 undergraduate students to participate in a field expedition in search of early dinosaurs and other reptiles in Petrified Forest National Park.

AROUND CAMPUS
Seminars and Events of Interest:
Women in (Geo)Sciences : Abby Whittington , Virginia Tech - Jointly Appointed in Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Wednesday, 2/6 at 11:00 - 12:30 pm
2062 Derring Hall
ENT : Kelly Maloney , USGS - Predicting and forecasting biological condition of streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed using benthic macroinvertebrates
Thursday, 2/7 at 3:00 pm
220 Price Hall
EEB: Richard Chandler , University of Georgia - Dynamics and viability of trailing-edge populations of birds in the southern Appalachian Mountains
Thursday, 2/7 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
FREC : Amanda Pennino, Ph.D. student - Ecological response to mine land reclamation & Ben Ahlswede , Ph.D. candidate, IGC Fellow - Carbon and temperature dynamics of loblolly pine and switchgrass
Friday, 2/8 at 10:00 am , refreshments at 9:30 am
Fralin Auditorium
15th Annual Burian-McNabb Distinguished Lecture: Elisabeth A. Lloyd , Indiana University - Understanding holobionts through community genetics
Friday, 2/8 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Athenaeum, 124 Newman Library
CEE EWR : Joe Goodwill , University of Rhode Island - Research focus: physical-chemical treatment processes that may be applied to treatment for water reuse
Friday, 2/8 at 2:30 pm
261 Durham
GEOS: Abby Kavner , UCLA - Research areas: Geochemistry and cosmochemistry, planetary science and geophysics
Friday, 2/8 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
FACULTY & FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
Martha Muñoz - Biological Sciences

Dr. Muñoz's research program at Virginia Tech focuses on evolutionary physiology and ecology. With respect to global change, she studies how historical patterns of physiological variation can inform our understanding of how contemporary and future...

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Ben Ahlswede - Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

Ben is interested in the interactions of terrestrial ecosystems and the climate system, and how the terrestrial carbon sink will change in the future. Ben works with observational data from eddy flux towers and satellites, such as LANDSAT...

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NEWSWORTHY
How Better Climate Data Can Help Make Us More Prepared

FROM NPR | In a cow pasture near Shawnee in central Oklahoma, Kirk Wilson parks his work truck, grabs a harness, and prepares for a 30-foot climb. "We're changing the sensor at the top of the tower that measures the wind direction," explains Wil...

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