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.

FUNDED PROPOSALS

Global Change Science

Water & Health

Water Resources

 

How does current water quality management align with ecological health and human well-being?

Biological Invasions

Community Ecology

 

Spatio-temporal dynamics of fish reproductive mutualism and linkages to the spread of invasives

Energy & Water

Sustainability

 

Integrating economic models with watershed & energy models using a system-of-systems approach

Carbon & Energy

Climate Mitigation

 

Climate mitigation from biofuels: Is loblolly or switchgrass more beneficial in the southeast?

Public Health

Land Use Changes

 

How does environmental landscape change shape community and ecological health in Appalachia?

Drinking Water

Climate Change

 

Managing human needs and ecosystem services in drinking water reservoirs confronted with global change

Avian Health

Global Change

 

Poison Ivy and migrating birds: exploring a mutualistic relationship in the face of climate change

Carbon Fluxes

Land Use Changes

 

Surface-subsurface connectivity in karst landscapes: implications for terrestrial water and carbon fluxes

Stream Salinity

Land Use Changes

 

Microbial diversity response to a coal-mining induced salinity gradient in Appalachian streams

Birdfeeding Dynamics

Wildlife Disease

 

The coupled social and ecological dynamics of backyard bird feeding

Parasite Spillover

Invasive Species

 

Parasite spillover from invasive to native species

Health Outcomes

Climate Change

 

A synthetic population approach to modeling human health and the environment: A tool for adaptation planning