From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemForensic Botany Used in Murder Investigation , article
Forensic botany and mysterious murder cases sound like a plot straight out of a television crime drama. However, this very real drama began in Kansas City, Kan.
Article ItemGenerational Changes to Impact Natural Resources Jobs , article
A “perfect storm” ahead for natural resource agencies, which will lose over 40 percent of their personnel in the next decade as baby boomers retire.
Article ItemGuests at Satellite Launch , article
A group from the college traveled to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to attend the February launch of Landsat 8.
Article ItemNoted Speaker at Water Seminar , article
George M. Hornberger, Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, presented a seminar on campus titled “Challenges and Opportunities in Water Resources Research and Education.”
Article ItemWater Center Reaches Out , article
One facet of the mission of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, a federally funded center established in 1965 and housed in the college since 2005, is to share water-science information with citizens and policy makers across the commonwealth.
Article ItemGraduate Students Receive Fisheries Awards , article
Brandon Peoples and Shannon White were both honored by the American Fisheries Society.
Article ItemLohr Earns ACC Fellowship , article
Ashley Lohr was one of seven students chosen from 45 applicants for the 2012-13 ACC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship.
Article ItemMoore Named Outstanding Young Scientist , article
Elizabeth Moore of Charlottesville, Va., spent last summer in the Adamaoua Province of Cameroon in Western Africa to complete field research and explore the potential for agroforestry opportunities in the area.
Article ItemRiverkeeper Aids Students in Research , article
Doctoral students Rebecca Kidd of Newport, Va., and Matt Johnson of Colonial Heights, Va., conducted research on Virginia’s Blackwater River last summer with Jeff Turner, the Riverkeeper for the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers.
Article ItemWood Science Bowl Victory , article
A four-student team won the Wood Science Bowl at the Forest Products Society conference in Washington, D.C.
Article ItemDavis Selected Communicator of the Year , article
Communications Director Lynn Davis, the only person ever to serve the college in this role, was named the 2013 Communicator of the Year by Virginia Tech’s Office of University of Relations.
Article ItemFox Named a Fellow — Twice! , article
Tom Fox, professor of forest soils and silviculture, was named a Fellow by two different national societies in 2012.
Article ItemHammett Directs USAID Project to Improve Global Food Security , article
For millions of people around the world, getting enough calories to survive is a challenge, but helping them meet these daily needs solves only part of the problem.
Article ItemMarion Helps Others Leave No Trace , article
Jeff Marion was recognized for his work with Leave No Trace, a national education program focused on low-impact outdoor practices and ethics.
Engagement and Outreach
Article ItemDigital Tool Gives Public Access to Urban Forest Canopy , article
Through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry, faculty members in the college have developed the Urban Tree Canopy Mapper.
Article ItemRestoring Virginia's Quail Populations , article
In response to drastic declines in bobwhite quail populations, falling an estimated 4 percent a year in some parts of the state, Virginia has joined more than 20 states to sign on to the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative.
Article ItemA Quest for Park Biodiversity Answers , article
Scientists around the world worked together in an essential biodiversity study to gauge the impact human activities have on the ability of natural systems and wildlife to survive.
Article ItemAlumni Profile: Dennis Treacy , article
Treacy knows the value of hard work and dedication. He is the executive VP and chief sustainability officer at Smithfield Foods Inc.
Article ItemCarrying on the Wood Science Legacy , article
Doctoral program advisors are considered pseudo-parents (aka “doctor father” or “doctor mother”) in some cultures, like the very traditional German academic system.
Article ItemHolbrook Heads Georgia Wildlife Foundation , article
Todd Holbrook (’84 M.S. in wildlife science), former deputy commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has been named president and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation.
General ItemAdditional alumni news
We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.