Rachel Pence and Tony Timpano Present at the 2018 Society for Freshwater Science Meeting

Postdoctoral Research Associate Tony Timpano and M.Sc. graduate student Rachel Pence presented at the 2018 Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting in Detroit (May 20-24, 2018).  Rachel Pence presented “Quantitative sampling of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and response to elevated salinity in central Appalachian coalfield streams” (view abstract).  Tony Timpano presented …

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Damion Drover successfully defends his PhD dissertation

Congratulation to Damion Drover for successfully defending his dissertation in May, 2018! Damion’s research focuses on the relationships between stream physical and chemical parameters (e.g. total dissolved solids, metals and metalloids, hydrology, sediment) and benthic macroinvertebrate communities in Appalachian coalfield streams.  His dissertation title is “Benthic macroinvertebrate community structure responses …

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Tony Timpano: new paper published online in Water Research

Tony Timpano, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Virginia Tech Forest Hydrology and Soils Lab and a former doctoral student of Dr. Schoenholtz, has published a paper online in the journal Water Research.  The paper is based in part on Dr. Timpano’s dissertation, and discusses the salinization of freshwater streams, and …

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Welcome Tony Timpano, Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Our lab is happy to welcome Dr. Tony Timpano in his new role as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Tony’s PhD research focused on characterizing community structural response to increasing salinity and determining the optimal method by which to quantify salinity for the purposes of modeling that response. Tony pursued his …

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Tony Timpano successfully defends his PhD dissertation

Congratulations to Tony Timpano for successfully defending his PhD dissertation in August 2017! Tony’s research focuses on characterizing community structural response to increasing salinity and determining the optimal method by which to quantify salinity for the purposes of modeling that response. His dissertation title is “Toward improved assessment of freshwater …

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Kriddie Whitmore successfully defends her master’s thesis

Congratulations to Kriddie Whitmore for successfully defending her master’s thesis in December 2016! Her thesis title is “Selenium in Headwater Streams: Evaluating Enrichment and Bioaccumulation in Streams of the Central Appalachian Coalfields”

Trip Krenz: new paper published in Ecological Engineering

Robert (Trip) Krenz, Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University and a former doctoral student in the Virginia Tech Forest Hydrology and Soils Lab, has published a paper in Ecological Engineering.  The paper discusses results from a portion of his dissertation research, which focused on assessing structure and ecological functions of constructed …

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Tony Timpano is co-author on a new salinity paper in Science

From VT News Story by Lindsay Key BLACKSBURG, Va., March 2, 2016 – Aquatic life can suffer when high concentrations of dissolved salts enter freshwater ecosystems, a process known as salinization. An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect …

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Welcome Ross Vander Vorste, post-doctoral research associate

January, 2016 Our lab is excited to welcome Ross Vander Vorste, PhD, as a new post-doctoral research associate.  Ross is a freshwater ecologist with a wide-range of experience studying small streams, large rivers, isolated wetlands and glacial lakes. Ross completed his PhD in Ecology with Dr. Thibault Datry in December …

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Beth Boehme: new paper published in Ecological Indicators

January 2016: A new paper written by Beth Boehme featuring her M.S. thesis research of benthic macroinvertebrate  community responses to coal mining in headwater streams of southwestern Virginia has been published online in Ecological Indicators. The title of the paper is “Temporal dynamics of benthic macro invertebrate communities and their responses to …

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