Information on the 2020 Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is now available at https://at.virginia.edu/2u00VsP. The 10-week program begins the first week of June. REUs are provided a stipend plus on-site lodging and research support administered through the University of Virginia. Students need to be undergraduates with at least an additional semester of schoolwork to be completed prior to graduation. The application is available at: https://bit.ly/2QPc20P
A piece by WVTF radio’s Beverly D’Angelo discusses how the seagrass restoration within the Virginia Coast Reserve might serve as a model for world-wide efforts. You can read and listen at: http://wvtf.org/post/virginias-efforts-restore-seaside-grasses-may-be-worldwide-model. Featured are interviews with Bo Lusk from The Nature Conservancy and Cora Johnston from the VCR/LTER & ABCRC.
A new video featuring VCR/LTER researcher Laura Moore and her students is available. See: https://endeavors.unc.edu/keepers-of-our-coast/
EOS has provided a “Research Spotlight” regarding research on the impact of hurricanes on the Virginia coast: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/impact-of-hurricanes-and-noreasters-on-coastal-forests . It highlights the paper “Declining Radial Growth Response of Coastal Forests to Hurricanes and Nor’easters” by Arnold Fernandes Christine R. Rollinson William S. Kearney Michael C. Dietze Sergio Fagherazzi that was published earlier this year in The Journal of Geophysical Research (https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JG004125).
The research of Penn State meteorology and LTER graduate student Jesus Ruiz-Plancarte is featured in a new story about uses of graduate fellowships.
You can read the full story at: http://news.psu.edu/story/511148/2018/03/19/research/fellowships-help-graduate-student-trace-carbon-cycling-salt-marsh
VCR/LTER Researchers Karen McGlathery and Peter Berg were featured in a recent UVA research highlights video at: Video of Seagrass and Sediments Research