GCC Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Josh Tewksbury at the Lyric Theatre April 21st

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The Global Change Center at Virginia Tech is pleased to welcome:

DR. JOSH TEWKSBURY
Director, Colorado Global Hub, Future Earth

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
Science, Sustainability and Society

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 4:45-5:45 p.m. | The Lyric Theatre

Dr. Josh Tewksbury is an ecologist, conservation biologist, and planetary health scientist with experience both in academia and in civil society.  He is currently the Director of the Colorado Global Hub, at Future Earth; Research Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder; ...

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Research team including Jacob Barney receives $5 million USDA grant to combat invasive plant

Jacob BarneyAssistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology & Weed Science at Virginia Tech, is part of a research team that recently received a USDA grant to study the invasive weed, Johnsongrass.

From UGA Today

“A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in the world.

Native ...

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Global Change Center seed grants awarded for 2015-16

Each year, the Global Change Center (GCC) at Virginia Tech accepts proposals from GCC faculty to support interdisciplinary research that will lead to collaborative proposals submitted to extramural funding sources. We seek projects that link multiple faculty programs and take advantage of unique combinations of expertise at VT, have societal implications and/or a policy component, deal with emerging global change issues that have regional significance, and have high potential to eventually leverage external resources.

This year’s faculty grants were award in December.

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Castello, et al.: Hydro dams threaten a third of the world’s freshwater fish

A new paper, published today in Science by Dr. Leandro Castello and his colleagues, was featured in the Guardian and at VT News.

Winemiller, K., McIntyre, P., Castello, L., and 29 other authors. 2016. Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong. Science 351: 128-129

From VT News:

BLACKSBURG — Advocates of huge hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity, according ...

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Four new multi-million dollar grants will support research and graduate students in GCC affiliated labs

Four new grants totaling $13 million, will support research programs for these Global Change Center affiliated faculty. Congratulations everyone!
Jacob Barney, et al., USDA grant
Cayelan Carey, et al., NSF grant
Peter Vikesland, Amy Pruden, et al., NSF grant
Quinn Thomas, et al., USDA grant

 

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