Fralin Life Sciences News
Hokie BugFest strives to make science more accessible for individuals with special needs
To engage the whole community in science, Hokie BugFest makes it a priority to accommodate children with autism and other special needs.
Dec 03, 2019
Helping coastal communities face the challenges posed by flooding and sea level rise
Assistant Professor Anamaria Bukvic is using a fellowship from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to examine the issue of population mobility in the face of coastal vulnerability.
Dec 03, 2019
Global Change Center partners with Hollins University to promote undergraduate research opportunities
The partnership, continuing into its third year, pairs distinguished undergraduate students with Virginia Tech professors for a summer of unique research opportunities.
Dec 02, 2019
Registration open for Kids’ Tech University, which connects researchers with students
Hosted by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute in partnership with Virginia 4-H, Kids’ Tech University bridges the gap between scientists and kids to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics more hands-on while investigating a variety of topics.
Nov 26, 2019
Researcher receives NSF grant to study the fate of terrestrial carbon in freshwater ecosystems
Erin Hotchkiss, an ecosystem ecologist and assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science, and her collaborators received the grant to study how carbon moves across land-water boundaries and the multi-scale consequences of terrestrial carbon losses for freshwater ecosystems and global carbon budgets.
Nov 25, 2019
Scientists using collaborative NSF grant to understand hydrologic controls on carbon processes in wetlands
Scientists will research the links between hydrological and carbon dynamics taking place in forested wetlands to better understand the role that these ecosystems play in the export, storage, and emission of carbon.
Nov 22, 2019
New scholarships celebrate experiential learning through undergraduate research
The Office of Undergraduate Research has announced three students who are recipients of experiential learning scholarships this fall: Stephanie Flear for the Jacklyn W. and William R. Jones Jr. Experiential Learning Scholarship, as well as Amber Abbott and Kyle Rega for the Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research Scholarship.
Nov 15, 2019
Multidisciplinary team seeks Rosetta Stone of insect communication
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Virginia Tech, Rutgers, and SRI International has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to delve deeper into a particularly rich set of insect communication compounds called terpenes.
Nov 14, 2019
Using data to predict the future of ecosystems
Quinn Thomas is a quantitative ecosystem ecologist who focuses on understanding how forests and other ecosystems will respond to global environmental change.
Nov 13, 2019
Fifteen years of ocelot tracking is revealing new information about this elusive cat
Professor Marcella Kelly has led efforts to standardize the use of camera trapping as a method of collecting data on wild cat populations.
Nov 11, 2019