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Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas project relies on volunteers to update data

Many people recognize the most common bird species in Virginia, but there is still much that scientists don’t know about these species.

   

Northern Cardinal Photo by Bob Schamerhorn Photo by Bob Schamerhorn

Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas project relies on volunteers to update data

Many people recognize the most common bird species in Virginia, but there is still much that scientists don’t know about these species.

   

Northern Cardinal Photo by Bob Schamerhorn Photo by Bob Schamerhorn

Field Tours 40th Anniversary

One of Virginia Tech’s finest outreach programs impacts one of the state’s top manufacturing sectors.

   

Snow covered forest

Briefing Day 2016

Watch our inaugural Teaching, Research, and Outreach Briefing Day to foster awareness of faculty interests and expertise.

    Four Briefing Day 2016 speakers.

Unmanned Aerial Systems — New technology has endless applications for natural resources management

Through the use of drones, college researchers are working to overcome time and cost limitations associated with data collection in remote areas.

   

Professor John McGee launching an unmanned aircraft system.

Modern Family — Age-old traditions are fading on the savannah

When you pay for a lunch or help a friend move, are you, in effect, buying insurance against a future need? Yes, if you are Maasai.

   

Group of Maasai crowd around cellphone.

Sustainbility Institute

Students connect classroom learning to real-world change.

   

A fisherman walking in a river carrying a very large fish on his back

Heather's Story

Heather's quest for a home within Virginia Tech led her to the College of Natural Resources and Environment. With everything from microbes to elephants, it might be the perfect fit for you.

   

Heather Wise

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Advancing the Science of Sustainability

The College of Natural Resources and Environment prepares the future generation of leaders to deal with the complex natural resources issues facing our planet. World-class faculty lead transformational research that complements the student learning experience and impacts citizens and communities across the state and around the world on issues of sustainability, natural resources management, and the environment.
 

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Students Inventing a Sustainable Future

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is nationally and internationally recognized for its undergraduate and graduate education. Programs focus on managing natural resources and preserving the diversity of Earth’s physical and cultural environments. The college’s world-class faculty is dedicated to mentoring students through experiential learning toward the development of sustainable solutions to society’s natural resources-related problems.

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Research for Environmental Sustainability

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is a global leader in transformational research impacting environmental sustainability. World-class faculty lead interdisciplinary teams that utilize the latest technologies to explore, investigate, and create solutions for the natural resources and environmental problems facing the world. This research creates the knowledge that future generations can build upon to help develop solutions to the world’s complex environmental issues.

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Partnering for Sustainable Solutions

The College of Natural Resources and Environment’s engagement program partners with landowners and communities to provide science-based solutions to natural resources and environmental issues facing the world. Its goal is to improve the lives of the citizens of Virginia and beyond by providing information to make better decisions to sustainably manage and utilize natural resources.
 



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The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking a visionary and energetic individual to serve as professor and department chair. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position available July 1, 2017.

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