The LTER Network has published a remembrance of Bruce Hayden who led the VCR/LTER from 1994-2000.
A new NOAA blog features the Surface Elevation Tables operated by the VCR/LTER. View the blog at: https://blog.response.restoration.noaa.gov/coastal-resiliency-set-future
UVA Today has a new story about ABCRC Site Director Cora Johnston at:
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/
Effective April 9, 2018, Dr. Cora A. Johnston has taken on the role of Site Director for the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center. She will also direct the Education and Outreach programs, with assistance from Donna Fauber.
Cora is a coastal ecologist, who recently completed a post-doctoral research appointment at the University of California – Santa Barbara. She comes to us with an impressive combination of collaborative and leadership skills, ecological research experience, and training in STEM education and outreach.
Cora grew up on the Eastern Shore, and so has a strong sense of place for the ecosystems and people of the region.
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