November 13, 2018
GRAD 6984: Advocacy, Science, and Policy of Invasive Species

NEW PROPOSED COURSE SPRING 2019 Course Goal: Provide Virginia Tech graduate students with exposure to the tripartite integration of Science, Advocacy, and Policy that shapes regulatory responses to biological invasions.

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Call for articles related to community change and the environment
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student-run journal at Virginia Tech that explores multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. Forthcoming issue will feature a themed section with scholarly works on environmental issues, climate change and its consequences, and sustainability. Reviewers are sought for three environment-related books.

Jobs Announcement: USFWS
I n January, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will announce vacancies for more than 75 permanent mission critical positions.

Coastal@VT Rotating Resilience Roundtables Recap

VT NEWS As illustrated by recent hurricanes Florence and Michael, it is now more important than ever for the research and stakeholder communities of Virginia to come together to plan and prepare for such hazards as hurricanes, increased precipit,...

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Climate change & surface water, increased disease in humans

VT NEWS Diarrheal disease, a preventable and treatable illness, remains the second-leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and a persistent public health threat in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers have now uncovered how surface water...

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Mammal diversity will take millions of years to recover

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE Biodiversity is more than the number of species on Earth. It is also the amount of unique evolutionary history in the tree of life. We find that losses of this phylogenetic diversity (PD) are...

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Seminars of Interest:
John Gray, Scientist Emeritus with U.S.Geological Survey in Reston, VA - Fluvial Sediment in the Environment: An International Challenge
Tuesday, 11/13 at 11:00 am
Torgersen Hall 1080
GEOS: Dr. Roseanne Foti , Women in (Geo)Sciences Guest Speaker -
5 Decades of Draw-A-Scientist Studies: What Does the Data Tell Us about Gender Representation in the Sciences?
Wednesday, 11/14 at 11:00 am
Derring Hall 2062
EEB Dr. Erica Nol , Trent University - The Ecology and Conservation of the Semipalmated Plover: Lessons from a Long-term Study
Thursday, 11/15 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
GEOS : Kannikha Kolandaivelu 's PhD Defense - Hydrothermal Transport in the Panama Basin and in Brothers Volcano using Heat Flow, Scientific Deep Sea Drilling and Mathematical Models
Friday, 11/16 at 12:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
Night Howls
Thursday, November 15
5:30-7:00 pm
Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke
Bundle up at the zoo to hear the wolves howl, the owls hoot and the big cats call! Participants will begin the night indoors enjoying hot cider and cookies while learning about nocturnal animals and the noises they make. Guests will then proceed outdoors for a guided tour of the zoo in the dark to observe the creatures and enjoy spectacular views of the city at night.

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