Dr. Timothy Sands visits the Forest Hydrology Lab

Earlier this month, Virginia Tech installed a new president, Dr. Timothy Sands.  This very special occasion was marked by a series of events held across campus, including a faculty parade, an ice cream social, live performances, and an academic showcase of  VT research and innovation. President Sands is now in the …

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Join us for a New Zealand Study Abroad trip at Wintermester!

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The College of Natural Resources and Environment is sponsoring a study abroad trip to New Zealand’s South Island over winter break.  The theme of the trip is “Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment”, and students will receive 6 credits for their participation in the 3-week course.  Field trips and …

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Daniel DeBruler successfully defends his Masters thesis

Congratulations to Daniel DeBruler for successfully defending his M.S. thesis in August 2014! Daniel will soon  be moving to Ohio, where he will be employed as an environmental scientist with MAD Scientist and Associates, an ecological and wetland consulting company in Columbus.

Tony Timpano presents his research at the Joint Aquatic Science Meeting in Portland, OR

Abstract: EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM SALINIZATION: A MULTI-YEAR STUDY OF INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN COAL MINE-INFLUENCED STREAMS Timpano, A. J., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA, atimpano@vt.edu Schoenholtz, S. H., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA, schoenhs@vt.edu Soucek, D. J., Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, USA, soucek@illinois.edu Zipper, C. E., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA, czip@vt.edu …

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Damion Drover presents his research at the Joint Aquatic Science Meeting in Portland, OR

ABSTRACT: Detection of invertebrate community change in mine-influenced streams using quantitative sampling. Damion Drover1, Stephen Schoenholtz1, Carl Zipper1, Tony Timpano1, David Soucek2 1Virginia Tech; 2Illinois Natural History Survey Recent studies associating declines in biotic condition of streams with elevated dissolved solids from surface mining in the Central Appalachian coalfields have …

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Andy Neal successfully defends his Masters thesis

Congratulations to Andy Neal for completing his Masters degree at Virginia Tech in May 2014!  Andy is now a Senior Environmental Field Sampler for an FDA Global Monitoring program with CSS-Dynamac, based out of Durham, North Carolina.

The VWRRC hosts a reception for new VT Water Faculty

Virginia Tech recently expanded its already excellent water program (over 80 faculty in 15 departments) through the addition of seven new full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. These water cluster faculty members will develop significant collaborative research, teaching, and outreach programs in water science, policy, and management. On February 5, 2014, the …

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Tony Timpano featured in VT News Video

Tony Timpano talks about water quality testing in Appalachian mountain streams and the importance of teaching research skills to undergraduate students:

Featured in this video are Tony, Kyle Dost, and Lindsey Nolan.

Coal mining and stream insects

The Environmental Monitor, an online magazine for environmental professionals, recently featured our lab’s TDS research in the Appalachian coalfields. Read the entire article here. Exerpt: In an attempt to gain a clearer understanding of long-term TDS levels, the researchers obtained additional funding from U.S. Office of Surface Mining to expand …

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