October 23, 2018
WVTF Radio IQ: People Need Lakes and Lakes Need People

After Hurricane Florence hit the southeast coast last month, Claytor Lake, hundreds of miles away in southwestern Virginia, took a hit. More than fifteen tons of debris ended up in the lake - everything from the usual 'flotsam and jetsam' to at...

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William Hopkins serving as chair for NASEM committee

William A. Hopkins, professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, has been appointed chair to a committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's...

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IGC Seminar Reflection Series: Role-play exercise for multi-stakeholder collaboration, by Chloe Moore and Hye-jeong Seo
The exercise required the fellows to role-play different stakeholders in a fictional watershed management scenario in which a watershed has been deemed impaired....

Bill Gates launches effort to help climate change adaptation

In Bangladesh, low-lying and vulnerable to yearly flooding, farmers are shifting from raising chickens to raising ducks. Ducks can swim. In the Philippines, where half the mangrove forests have been lost to development, biologists are replanting...

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Virginia Tech Science Festival
Saturday, October 27
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Moss Arts Center, VT

FREE hands-on exhibits and demos, one-on-one conversations with scientists, and a celebration of science as a way of knowing. Be sure to stop by the booths of the Interfaces of Global Change Fellows and Fralin Life Science Institute!

Nutshell Games
Saturday, October 27
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Moss Arts Center, VT

Cutting edge research, in a nutshell. Selected graduate students from Virginia Tech, including IGC Fellow Brenen Wynd , will have 90 seconds each to engage with the audience about their research. They will compete for cash prizes. Their judges are not scientists. One judge is a middle schooler. Prepare to be inspired and entertained!

Seminars of Interest:
EEB Dr. Joe Hoyt  - Illuminating transmission: the role of cryptic connections in driving disease epidemics
Thursday, 10/25 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
EWR : Dr. Laurel Schaider , Research Scientist at the Silent Spring Institute
Friday, 10/26 at 2:30 pm
Durham 261
GEOS : Mark Nell , exploration geophysicist with ExxonMobil - Geologic origins of the world hydrocarbon economy
Friday, 10/26, 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
Science on Tap: A Spooky Prehistoric-style Costume Party w/ Michelle Stocker & Lab Crew
Thursday, November 1
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Rising Silo Brewery, Blacksburg, VA
Guest experts paleontologist Michelle Stocker and the grad students on her team have all sorts of skeletons to share. Dress up as your favorite spooky prehistoric creature, either in fossil skeleton, zombie, or living form. Winner of the costume competition will get a 3D-printed fossil keepsake.

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