September 18, 2018
In 1909, John B. Laing purchased a large property on Big Mountain in Giles County. Even at that time, he recognized the area was special. He wrote, “There is not any place that I know of that I would get more pleasure in protecting for the future than I would in Little Stony Creek watershed. Mountain streams like that are very scarce and in the future will be more so.”
His great-grandchildren made ...Read More →
Think about the fast sprint of a cheetah or the rapid undulation of a swimming fish.
All biological motion is dependent on the rules of mechanics, which is a branch of physics that deals with the motion of material bodies and the forces exerted upon them.
But, how do the static laws of physics impact the dynamic process of evolution? Do stronger relationships between a morphological trait and swimming speed, for example, ...
[Featured image: An Anolis evermanni lizard, photo courtesy Edmund D. Brodie III.]
A new study from Virginia Tech takes on the decades-old battle of which has more impact on evolution: genetic variation or natural selection.
In a study published in the latest issue of Evolution Letters, Virginia Tech researcher Joel McGlothlin has found that genetic variation can leave a much longer-lasting stamp on evolutionary patterns ...
2. Registration for 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is OPEN, Arlington, VA – October, 5, 2018
3. 42nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2018 (aka the Bus Tours)
4. Lewis Ginter PlantFest POSTPONED – Richmond, VA – September 28-29, 2018
5. FREE Gardening Workshops, Speakers, and Giveaways at Belle Grove – Middletown, VA – September 16, 2018Read More →
John Little, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was reappointed the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke.
The Via Professorship is funded through an endowment established in 1987 by Marion Via Bradley in honor of her late husband to ...
Virginia Climate Crisis Forum: Solutions to Climate Change
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
7:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna VA 22181
Join the discussion of how Virginia is being and will be affected by climate change at the Virginia Climate Crisis Forum, hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions. Featured speakers are the 2018 candidates for U.S. Senator from Virginia: U.S. ...Read More →
The 12th annual Sustainability Week, an interactive partnership among Virginia Tech Office of Sustainability, the Town of Blacksburg, and Sustainable Blacksburg that highlights sustainability efforts in the community and on campus, will launch on Saturday, Sept. 15.
More than 20 events are scheduled throughout the week of Sept. ...