Interdisciplinary Faculty Seed Grant Program

Overview

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 are seeking 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.

[karma_builder_heading heading_text=”FUNDED PROPOSALS” sub_heading_text=”Global Change Science” sub_heading_color=”#555555″ heading_size=”20px” heading_type=”h3″ heading_style=”uppercase” sub_heading_size=”18px”][/karma_builder_heading]

[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Water & Health” sub_title=”Water Resources” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#1e73be” main_title_color=”#1e73be” url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fhow-management-of-water-quality-aligns-with-health-in-virginia%2F|||” attachment_id=”17852″]How does current water quality management align with ecological health and human well-being?[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Biological Invasions” sub_title=”Community Ecology” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#81d742″ main_title_color=”#81d742″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fdynamics-of-fish-reproductive-mutualisms-and-linkages-to-the-spread-of-invasives%2F|||” attachment_id=”17898″]Spatio-temporal dynamics of fish reproductive mutualism and linkages to the spread of invasive[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Energy & Water” sub_title=”Sustainability” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#6b4d12″ main_title_color=”#6b4d12″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fintegrating-an-economic-input-output-model-with-watershed-and-energy-models%2F|||” attachment_id=”18048″]Integrating economic models with watershed & energy models using a system-of-systems approach[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Carbon & Energy” sub_title=”Climate Mitigation” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#6b4d12″ main_title_color=”#6b4d12″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fthomas-grant%2F||” attachment_id=”12435″]Climate mitigation from biofuels: Is loblolly or switchgrass more beneficial in the southeast?[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Public Health” sub_title=”Land Use Changes” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#dd3e3e” main_title_color=”#dd3e3e” url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fenvironmental-landscape-changes-shape-health%2F||” attachment_id=”12445″]How does environmental landscape change shape community and ecological health in Appalachia?[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Drinking Water” sub_title=”Climate Change” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#1e73be” main_title_color=”#1e73be” url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Freservoirs-confronted-with-global-change%2F||” attachment_id=”12437″]Managing human needs and ecosystem services in drinking water reservoirs confronted with global change.[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Avian Health” sub_title=”Global Change” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#83bf3b” main_title_color=”#83bf3b” url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fcharacterizing-the-poison-ivy-avian-mutualism%2F||” attachment_id=”12440″]Poison Ivy and migrating birds: exploring a mutualistic relationship in the face of climate change.[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Carbon Fluxes” sub_title=”Land Use Changes” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#dd9933″ main_title_color=”#dd9933″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fsurface-subsurface-connectivity-in-karst-landscapes%2F||” attachment_id=”12447″]Surface-subsurface connectivity in karst landscapes: implications for terrestrial water and carbon fluxes.[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Stream Salinity” sub_title=”Land Use Changes” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#1e73be” main_title_color=”#1e73be” url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fmicrobial-diversity-response-to-a-coal-mining-induced-salinity-gradient%2F|||” attachment_id=”21422″]Microbial diversity response to a coal-mining induced salinity gradient in Appalachian streams.[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Birdfeeding Dynamics” sub_title=”Wildlife Disease” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#dd3333″ main_title_color=”#dd3333″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fcoupled-social-and-ecological-dynamics-of-backyard-bird-feeding%2F|||” attachment_id=”21434″]The coupled social and ecological dynamics of backyard bird feeding.[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Parasite Spillover” sub_title=”Invasive Species” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#81d742″ main_title_color=”#81d742″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fparasite-spillover-from-invasive-to-native-species%2F|||” attachment_id=”21914″]Parasite spillover from invasive to native species[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Health Outcomes” sub_title=”Climate Change” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#dd9933″ main_title_color=”#dd9933″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fa-synthetic-population-approach-to-modeling-human-health-and-the-environment%2F|||” attachment_id=”21459″]A synthetic population approach to modeling human health and the environment: A tool for adaptation planning[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]