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 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
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
A team of LTER-associated VCU researchers is investigating the ecological and geomorphic processes occurring on Virginia’s barrier islands, which are under threat by climate change and sea level rise. SEE:
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/