The “Coastal & Estuarine Science News” recently highlighted a new paper by Pat Wiberg, Sarah Taube, Amy Ferguson, Marny Kremer and Matt Reidenbach that focused on the role oyster reefs play in the prevention of coastal erosion. You can read the highlight article at: https://cerf.memberclicks.net/cesn-january-2019#Article3.
Virginia Public Radio recently aired a piece talking about how ecoacoustics are being used to draw attention to the changing environment. You can hear it at:
VCR/LTER doctoral student Victoria Long is featured in a story on the LTER Network web site at: https://lternet.edu/stories/lter-road-trip-a-changing-landscape-along-virginias-eastern-shore/
Information on the 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is now available at https://at.virginia.edu/2TRDLMV. 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 Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research project received renewed funding from the National Science Foundation in 2018.
UVA Today has the story at: https://news.virginia.edu/content/nsf-renews-three-decade-coastal-research-program-67-million-grant
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.