August 18, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bill Hopkins named FLSI associate executive director

In his new role, Hopkins will assist Matt Hulver, executive director, and his leadership team as they develop and implement the vision and strategic directions for the Fralin Life Sciences Institute to tackle grand life science challenges at the...

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Ryan McClure's Zoom Dissertation Defense Seminar this Friday!
Support IGC fellow Ryan McClure (Biological Sciences) as he defends his dissertation later this week! His work, under the guidance of Cayelan Carey, uses whole ecosystem manipulations coupled with lake simulation computer modeling to develop a comprehensive understanding of greenhouse gas dynamics in waterbodies and determine their contribution to natural and anthropogenic emissions.
Interested in joining the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP?
Students who are interested in learning more about the IGC are encouraged to email Jess Zielske in the coming weeks to be added to our communications list. This list will be used to schedule information sessions, so make sure you're on it!

Faculty, please have students refer to the application process (including information sessions) here.
FACULTY & FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
Dr. J. Leighton Reid - Plant & Environmental Sciences

As a restoration ecologist, Dr. Reid is focused on improving outcomes for society and nature in ecosystems that are recovering from disturbance. While ecological restoration is not a substitute for halting greenhouse gas emissions or preserving...

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Sam Silknetter - Biological Sciences

Sam is a PhD student in Dr. Meryl Mims‘s lab. His research at VT focuses on the relationships between species traits and population genetic structure within the framework of hydrologically variable stream networks. He will be examining landscape...

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COMMUNITY
Postcard from a Fellow: Daniel Smith's summer obsession...

Hi GCC community and friends! Daniel Smith here; I'm a fourth year PhD candidate within the Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) Department and I've been an IGC fellow since spring 2019. While at Virginia Tech, my research has focused on how...

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IGCoffeeConvo with Jennifer Russell: Creating a circular ...

In today's linear economy, resources are grown or mined, converted to goods, and then disposed of in waste or (sometimes) recycled. In contrast, a circular economy "is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components,...

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Throwback to Social Times: IGC Welcome Receptions at Hahn
We will miss hosting an in-person IGC Welcome Reception this year, as we typically do each August. It's been a great time to welcome the newest fellows and faculty affiliates, enjoy great food & company, and build excitement about the semester ahead. Despite all the changes, we hope you have big plans for Fall 2020, and look forward to building community virtually this semester! In the meantime, enjoy these galleries from the receptions in 2018 & 2019.
ReNewtheNew event is set for August 29th!
The annual cleanup event across several counties will look a little different this year, but ReNewtheNew is set for August 29th!

Just last year, more than 750 participants removed 12,800 pounds of trash over 25 miles of the New River. Join this year's efforts in Montgomery County, Radford, Giles County, and/or Pulaski County!
NEWSWORTHY
KCBS Radio: How Covid-19 Is Transmitted Through The Air

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times KCBS Radio is getting the answers to your questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to an interview with GCC affiliate Linsey Marr about Covid-19 transmission...

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Radio IQ: Appalachian Springs Not Always Safe to Drink

Southwest Virginia is rich with natural springs. People have long visited here for the mineral baths. But there's also a long history of people who live here getting their drinking water from these natural springs. But a new study finds 80% of...

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