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 ...Read More →
By Becca O’Brien
The Sun circles the earth! Spontaneous generation can bring forth life! The earth is one solid mass! These are all statements that the majority of scientists once agreed with, but that we now recognize to be incorrect. It is easy to look back on them and feel confident about how far human knowledge has come, but the truth is that many of the statements ...Read More →
By Kristen Bretz and Camilo Alfonso
A sense of gloom and frustration clung to the air along with the late lingering Virginia humidity as the first year IGC fellows met for their weekly seminar on September 24 to discuss denialism and the Merchants of Doubt, the film based on the Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway book of the same name.
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July 31, 2018
The Walker Award winner for 2018-19 is Mary Lofton. Mary is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences studying limnology and an Interfaces of Global Change Fellow. Prior to her graduate work at Virginia Tech, Mary worked as a high school Biology and Environmental Science teacher, and was drawn back ...Read More →
Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Doubek in the Department of Biological Sciences, for passing his Ph.D. defense on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Derring Hall. His dissertation seminar was titled “The effects of hypoxia on zooplankton communities in lakes and reservoirs”.
Jon joined the IGC program and the Carey Lab in Fall 2013, as a Ph.D. candidate studying freshwater biology. His primary research focus is quantifying how multiple stressors (e.g. land use changes, climate change, invasive species and nutrient loading) ...Read More →