By Mike Liu | February 12, 2019
Sex and gender are two different concepts. The distinction is that sex is purely based on an individual’s reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics while gender is a person’s social role or personal identification of one’s own sex based on an internal awareness.Read More →
Drs. Brian Badgley, David Haak (SPES), Lisa Belden, and Frank Aylward (BIOL) are offering a new, broad-based soils course for those that have had little exposure to the belowground world. If you are interested in…
Do you need to characterize the impact of the microbial communities in your study system? Do you already have sequence data describing microbial communities that you need to process? Are you curious about the current state of the science for studying microbiomes?
Faculty from the School of Plant and Environmental ...Read More →
Taught by Dr. Marc Stern, a new online course offered this Fall is designed to provide students with a variety of tools for navigating the social complexities of environmental and other sustainability-related initiatives.
Having successfully completed this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the social dimensions of sustainability challenges.
- Communicate about social science theories effectively.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply social science theories to real-world problem-solving within the context of environmental sustainability.
- Articulate both the value and limitations of social science theories for problem ...
Dr. Brian Strahm is offering a new, broad-based soils course for those that have had little exposure to the belowground world. If you are interested in…
• terrestrial ecosystem ecology/biogeochemistry
• plant productivity
• water quality/quantity
• global and/or land use change
…but have never had soils…this class is designed for you!
The course will introduce foundational concepts in soil physics, chemistry, biology/ecology, sampling and analysis, genesis and classification, nutrient cycling, and organic matter dynamics. The course is intended to improve your understanding ...Read More →
STREAM ECOLOGY | BIOLOGY 5074
Learn about the structure and function of streams and rivers. We will connect ecological principles to the structure and function of running waters, and explore how ecological processes in these dynamic ecosystems are affected by environmental change. This course includes lecture/discussion meetings as well as a lab/field component, during which students will conduct coordinated semester-long research projects. The final exam will include an oral presentation and write-up of project results in the format of a ...Read More →
Dr. Ignacio Moore (BIOL) and Dr. William Hopkins (FWC) are offering “Tropical Ecology & Conservation BIOL 3954/FIW 3954 (6 credits)” in Spring and Summer I 2018. The course is open to all majors. The Spring course will be taught on campus.
During Summer I, the class will travel to Ecuador where students will traverse multiple ecosystems, from the Amazonian lowland rainforest to the high altitude Andes. Students will visit one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and ...Read More →
AUGUST 14, 2017
Dr. Anamaria Bukvic provided this important update to her plans for GEOG 4984: Climate Change and Societal Impacts:
NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND RESEARCH with local partners in Hampton Roads on the issues of sea level rise and resilience!
Please note that the Resilience Research & Design Tidewater Collaboratory will be integrated into a special studies course on Climate Change and Societal Impacts (Course 5984/4984, fall 2017) as a project-based component focused on experiential learning. In addition to the baseline information, ...Read More →
FIW 5984/19850 SS: Systems Ecology and Conservation
Fall 2017 Course description
Systems Ecology and Conservation adopts an integrative approach to understanding problems of sustainable management and conservation of natural environments. The course is founded on the idea that effective environmental conservation can only be achieved through consideration and management of broader, multifaceted factors related to natural ecosystems and human societies. It seeks to help students conceptualize and articulate their own problems of study within an interdisciplinary framework. The course introduces students to approaches ...Read More →
A new team-taught course will be offered this fall at Virginia Tech!
The Science and Policy of Invasions (GRAD 6984; Special Topics; 3 credits)
The class will meet once per week during Fall Semester 2017; Time TBD
Jacob Barney (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bryan Brown (email@example.com), David Haak (firstname.lastname@example.org), Erin Hotchkiss (email@example.com), and Scott Salom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Invasive species are one of the five elements of global change that shape ecosystem structure and function worldwide. This course will take a “deep ...
Climate Change and Societal Impacts is a new course that will be offered by Dr. Anamaria Bukvic (GEOG) in Fall 2017.
Department of Geography
Course Number: 4984
Course Title: Climate change and societal impacts
Semester: Fall 2017
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11:15am
Anticipated Student Enrollment: 40
Instructor: Dr. Anamaria Bukvic, Research Assistant Professor, Geography, email@example.com
Course Description: Accelerated climate change has been permanently changing the natural, built, and social systems around the globe over the last few decades. Many of these impacts ...Read More →
Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Dr. Ignacio Moore (BIOL) and Dr. William Hopkins (FWC) are offering “Tropical Ecology & Conservation BIOL 3954/FIW 3954 (6 credits)” in Spring and Summer I 2016. The course is open to all majors. The Spring course will be taught on campus.
During Summer I, the class will travel to Ecuador where students will traverse multiple ecosystems, from the Amazonian lowland rainforest to the ...Read More →
A new Geography course exploring Water and Hazards will be offered Spring semester by Dr. Luke Juran. This undergraduate/graduate seminar explores the contradictory nature of water as both a conduit for life and a threat to life.
Spring 2016, 3 credits
T/R 8:00-9:15 AM
Click on the image to open the course flyer (PDF).Read More →
We would like to invite you to a new, interdepartmental seminar series entitled, “Agriculture and the Environment.” This seminar series will be held weekly, Fall 2015, each Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 in the Fralin Auditorium, Sept. 1 through Nov. 10, 2015. The seminar is being co-sponsored by the departments of Entomology, CSES, PPWS, and Horticulture and features invited academic and industry speakers from outside the VT community.
Students are encouraged to register for the seminar for 1 credit under ALS 5984 or HORT ...Read More →
Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate degree in water, approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in early December, is one of the most innovative, interdisciplinary offerings in the country and will position graduates for a wide spectrum of careers in private industry, federal and state agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.
“The timing of this new program could not be better, nor more urgent,” said Brian Richter, director of global freshwater strategies for ...Read More →