Article ItemFrom hatchlings to loggerheads: A Hokie spends the summer aiding and rehabilitating sea turtles , article
A student in the College of Natural Resources and Environment spent the summer helping threatened sea turtles in North Carolina.
Article ItemCan hemp help plywood? A Hokie investigates alternative uses for cannabidiol bioproducts , article
One undergraduate student in the College of Natural Resources and Environment is conducting research utilizing hemp byproducts in the production of wood-based materials such as plywood.
Article ItemFrom treetops to tree cores: A new generation of foresters conducts summer research , article
The student research is part of the Next Generation Scholars Program, which aims to expand opportunities for underrepresented students interested in the fields of forestry and environmental resources management.
Article ItemDean's Perspective , article
This issue of the CNRE newsmagazine may be the most diverse in content that I can recall. It illuminates how college faculty, staff, students, and alumni are globally engaged: they are looking for great white sharks in the Mediterranean, impacting wood products through extension programs, placing cameras on black bears, and exploring the use of hemp byproducts. Higher education is truly a life-changing experience.
Article ItemCollege of Natural Resources and Environment welcomes new director of alumni relations , article
Gabrielle Mountain is tasked with planning, promoting, and executing alumni engagement programming to meet institutional advancement goals.
Article ItemKathleen Alexander named William E. Lavery Professor , article
Alexander, who has a robust research and outreach program based in Botswana, has garnered a significant international reputation as an expert in human and wildlife health.
Article ItemBear’s-eye view: Cameras on black bears provide research and outreach opportunities , article
Researchers in the College of Natural Resources and Environment are gaining a closer look at our elusive neighbors by putting collars mounted with small video cameras on bears to record their day-to-day activities.
Article ItemA CNRE alumnus remembers: Don Bright ’98 , article
Don Bright shares insights about what he has been doing since graduation, his fondest CNRE memory, the most amazing thing he learned in the college, the professors who inspired him, and what advice he would give to his undergraduate self.
Article ItemTraining dogs for a cause , article
Cassie Krause, a 2010 graduate of the College of Natural Resources and Environment, trains puppies to be service dogs for veterans with disabilities — a job that allows her to combine her love of animals and her desire to contribute to a greater cause.
Article ItemCollege of Natural Resources and Environment welcomes new faculty members , article
Elizabeth Hunter has recently joined the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Eranga Galappaththi will join the Department of Geography.
Article ItemProfessor and former department head Robert “Bob” Smith retires , article
Robert “Bob” Smith is retiring after serving nearly 30 years as a professor and former head of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials.
Article ItemVirginia Tech professor and Discovery Channel team up on a great white shark research expedition in the Mediterranean , article
Led by Assistant Professor Francesco Ferretti, the team is seeking to become the first to tag a Mediterranean great white shark, one of the most endangered and least known white shark populations globally.
Article ItemThe amazing ecosystem engineer of Southwest Virginia: the bluehead chub , article
Fish conservation and engineering researchers will use a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to decipher the nest-building secrets of the bluehead chub.
Article ItemChoosy lemurs choose sumac: how Hokie researchers are working to feed lemurs far from home , article
Wildlife and forestry researchers in the College of Natural Resources and Environment are answering the call to help feed residents of the Duke Lemur Center.
Article ItemMongoose in the city: How landscape can impact disease transmission in Botswana , article
Researchers are using genetic tools on banded mongooses to better understand how and why animal behavior changes in proximity to human development and how that change can impact infectious disease spread.