Colleen Carlson, who worked in the field of forestry and biometry for more than 22 years in the United States, New Zealand, and South Africa, was on the Forest Productivity Cooperative team, passed away June 30.
Falls in construction represent 14 percent of on-the-job fatalities and are estimated to cost construction firms approximately $27,000 in direct costs per incident.
Thirty visitors from as far away as New York and Guatemala journeyed to the Brooks Forest Products Center to see demonstrations of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials’ new portable biomass power plant.
Geography instructor John Boyer once again used a videotaped plea to convince an international figure to address his World Region’s class.
As an environmental planner and prolific writer, Kolankiewicz has a passion for the beauty and majesty of nature in his professional life.
Huber’s research focused heavily on the ecology and habitat needs of freshwater fishes but also included fish culture, aquatic macroinvertebrates, waterfowl, and riparian bird communities.
Kendall was presented with an individual award signed by Gov. Rick Perry to recognize his work as founding director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University.
The Wildlife Society selected Amy Carrozzino-Lyon a research associate and instructor in the college’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, to participate in its Leadership Institute.
It’s the day before graduation — exams are finished, and the semester is essentially over. But a group of students still labors away in the Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI) lab at the Brooks Forest Products Center.
Yasmina Raya of Fairfax, Va., a student in the Executive Master of Natural Resources program in the National Capital Region, received a scholarship from the Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects.
This prestigious international award, given to only one student each year, recognizes excellence in cellulose or renewable materials research. This is the second consecutive year that a student from Edgar’s lab has won this prominent award.
Entries in the competition, which seeks to encourage youth and young adults to cultivate their creative talents, focused on this year’s theme of a memorable outdoor experience or special interest.
A team of seven geography and forestry graduate students took home Virginia Tech’s second consecutive title in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s national GeoLeague Challenge.
The conference is an opportunity to highlight the diversity of research work being completed by undergraduates and for students to share their work with peers.
Eric Wiseman, associate professor of urban forestry and arboriculture, and Adam Downing, senior Extension agent, contributed to the development and content of a new online resource to help consumers and professionals make decisions about selecting, planting, and maintaining trees to conserve energy.
As part of a class project this spring, urban forestry graduate student Lele Kimball created a map of edible fruit and nut trees on the Virginia Tech campus and a website to showcase foods in the university’s urban forest.
Live interpretive programs bring national park sites — from ancient ruins to cherished landscapes — alive for thousands of visitors.
Doctoral student and former park ranger Matthew H.E.M. Browning is investigating ways to let children better connect with nature in parks and reserves.