Mary Lofton is new GLEON GSA Co-Chair Elect

Dear fellow GLEONites,
I am writing to introduce myself as the new Co-Chair Elect of the GLEON Student Association. I am honored and excited to be taking on this role and very much look forward to working with you all over the next couple of years.


I am currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student with Dr. Cayelan Carey at Virginia Tech in the United States. My dissertation research focuses on ...

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The Search For Giant, Rare Salamanders That Live In Georgia

(Header image: Juvenile hellbender salamander. Photo by Bita Honarvar for WABE)

In the deep woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a cold, clear stream flows. Below a canopy of twisted rhododendrons, seven people in black wetsuits creep upstream through the water. They look like Gollum, sleek in their neoprene, crouching in the water, feeling under rocks.

They’re looking for a kind of giant salamander known as ...

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GCC Director, Dr. William Hopkins, to deliver keynote speech at Graduate School Commencement ceremony on Dec. 14

Judge Josiah Showalter Jr. ’84 and William Hopkins, professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, will deliver the keynote addresses at Virginia Tech’s 2018 fall University and Graduate School Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14.

Showalter will speak to undergraduate students at the University Ceremony, which begins with a procession at 10:30 a.m., and Hopkins ...

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Researchers discover how ‘cryptic’ connections in disease transmission influence epidemics

Diseases have repeatedly spilled over from wildlife to humans, causing local to global epidemics, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, and Nipah.

A new study by researchers of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding hidden or “cryptic” connections that can spread diseases between species and lead to large-scale outbreaks.

By dusting bats with a fluorescent powder that glows under ultraviolet ...

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Biweekly Update – November 15, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Virginia Community Garden Network Year End Wrap Up

2. 2019 VAFHP Conference – Blacksburg, VA – January 28-29, 2018

3. Western Reserve Herb Society: $10,000 National Horticulture Scholarship Available – Deadline: February 28, 2019

4. Hanover Master Gardener Training Course

5. Bedford Area Master Gardeners—Save the Date Grow The Good Life 2019, to be held March 9. 2019.  More information to come soon!

November Announcements:

6. 2018 Leadership Training dates & locations

  • November 15, Southeast District, James City County Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA ...
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