November 20, 2018
A Message from the Director...

Global Change Community,

I hope that each of you plans to take time this week to refresh before we embark on the final stretch of the semester. With our demanding careers, it is quite easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind and forget the most important things in life. I sincerely hope that you enjoy time with family and friends this week, and remember how fortunate we are to be part of a strong community.

Safe travels, and see you soon at the GCC Holiday Party on Dec 3 rd  (RSVP below). 

Happy Thanksgiving!
Who will be making a special appearance at this year's holiday gathering?!?
Join the fun to find out!!

Monday, Dec. 3, 5:00-7:00 pm
Latham Ballroom, Inn at VT

RSVP Requested by Monday, 11/26
IGC Spring 2019 Admissions Deadline
Applications for Spring 2019 admission to the Interfaces of Global Change Program are due November 30th, 2018!

Postdoctoral & Undergraduate Opportunities:
Virginia Tech, Mims Lab:
Conservation of Freshwater Organisms

This postdoctoral position is part of ongoing laboratory and collaborative efforts to bridge the roles of population, community, and landscape ecology in the conservation of freshwater organisms, particularly anurans.

Penn State University:
Plant-Insect Interactions

A postdoctoral position in the area of plant-insect interactions is anticipated beginning January 1, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. The position involves working on Spotted Lanternfly (SLF, Lycorma delicatula ) and its interactions with hardwood trees in landscape and forest systems.

Paleontological Experience for Undergraduates: Petrified Forest National Park
The Virginia Tech Paleobiology Research Group  is looking for 3 undergraduate students to participate in a field expedition in search of early dinosaurs and other reptiles in Upper Triassic strata in Petrified Forest National Park (May/June, 2019). Paid positions include: one summer scholar at Petrified Forest (10 wks) and two scholars that will be part of a two-week expedition to the park. 

Enrollment deadline approaching:
See how a warmer world primed California for large fires

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC That vegetation-drying effect compounds with every degree of warming, explains Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, meaning that plants lose their water more efficiently today than...

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IGC Seminar Reflection Series: A New Look on Leadership
BY BENNETT GROOMS Think about a time when you worked in a team or organization that succeeded and got things done. What was the role of leadership? What skills and actions helped the group accomplish its goals?...
Seminars of Interest:
Seminars of Interest: Fish Ecology Faculty Candidates

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation welcomes three candidates to campus as part of the search for a new Fish Ecology Faculty position. Each will present a seminar during their visit, all of which have strong interdisciplinary research...

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FWC : Dr. Holly Kindsvater , Rutgers University - I nformation from adaptation: using traits to conserve and manage fish and fisheries
Monday, 11/26 at 9:00 am
Fralin Hall Auditorium
FWC : Dr. Andrij Horodysky , Hampton University - Understanding the organism-environment interface in a changing world: a vision for the future of fisheries conservation and management at VT
Thursday, 11/29 at 9:00 am
Fralin Hall Auditorium
EEB Dr. Will Ratcliff , Georgia Tech - A tale of two microbes: the biophysics of nascent multicellularity and microbial warfare
Thursday, 11/29 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
EWR : Dr. Kimberly Parker , Washington University-St. Louis - Studies environmental organic chemistry in natural & engineered systems
Friday, 11/30 at 2:30 pm
Durham Hall 261
GEOS: Dr. Sarah Evans , Appalachian State - Can't take the heat: the hydrogeology of warming cold regions
Friday, 11/30 at 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
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