From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemClimate deal success in Paris just the beginning , article
It took over a decade for the global framework called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) to become officially written into the Paris climate change agreement in 2015. Now a Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation researcher is working to make it a reality.
Article ItemCompacted soils can be rebuilt to help urban trees thrive , article
Researchers have developed a soil rehabilitation method that can help fix the compacted, rock-hard soils left behind after land development and building construction.
Article ItemDeveloping relationship with Brazilian university opens up opportunities , article
Brazil’s Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA) signed a letter of intent with the college to facilitate future agreements for establishing an international exchange of faculty and students, research data, and development programs.
Article ItemGreat Smokies course a memorable experience for students , article
A summer course in Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides students from Virginia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Purdue University with a unique education opportunity.
Article ItemHemp Road Trip stops on campus , article
A converted biodiesel minibus set off on a 35-state tour in January, launching the Hemp Road Trip, a nationwide campaign to bring attention to this beneficial yet controversial crop.
Article ItemNew CEARS leaders continue mission , article
Valerie Thomas, associate professor of forest remote sensing, and Yang Shao, assistant professor of geography, were named the new co-directors of the college’s Center for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing in December.
Article ItemSchoenholtz attends White House Water Summit , article
The White House celebrated World Water Day on March 22 by hosting a Water Summit to bring the issues of water to the public forefront.
Article ItemVirginia Tech hosts Landsat Science Team meeting , article
Scientists from around the world gathered on campus when Virginia Tech hosted a meeting of the Landsat Science Team, who analyzes data collected by the succession of Landsat satellites that have orbited the Earth since 1972.
Article ItemSophomore defends public health on Flint Water Study Team , article
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has attracted scientists from across the nation, most notably Virginia Tech’s Professor Marc Edwards. He and the Virginia Tech Flint Water Study Team have been sending water testing kits, analyzing data, and issuing reports about the threat to public health from high lead and bacteria levels. Sophomore Maggie Carolan of Stafford, Virginia, is advocating for the health of Flint residents.
Article ItemTwo students present research at 2016 T-Summit , article
Christina Nelson and Emily Schlake from the college were among the four Virginia Tech undergrads selected to present their work at the T-Summit in Washington, D.C.
Article ItemWildlife Society student chapter earns multiple honors , article
The Virginia Tech student chapter of The Wildlife Society was named Chapter of the Year by the society’s Southeastern Section, earning a $1,000 prize.
Article ItemBaird featured in National Geographic , article
Assistant Professor Tim Baird’s work on the impacts of technology on a rural African culture was featured in National Geographic’s March 2016.
Article ItemBarrett receives SAF Young Forester Leadership Award , article
Assistant Professor Scott Barrett received the Society of American Foresters’ 2015 Young Forester Leadership Award.
Article ItemCMI, Emrick recognized by the Army Reserves , article
The college’s Conservation Management Institute and Project Manager Verl Emrick received the “Patriotic Employer” award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Article ItemFox named distinguished alumnus , article
Thomas Fox, the Honorable Garland Gray Professor of Forestry, has been named the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.
Article ItemHallerman and Murphy named fisheries Fellows , article
Fisheries professors Eric Hallerman and Brian Murphy were among the honorees named to the inaugural class of Fellows by the American Fisheries Society.
Article ItemIn memoriam: Susan Brooker-Gross , article
Susan R. Brooker-Gross, 65, director of policy and communications for Virginia Tech’s Division of Information Technology, died Jan. 2 due to complications after surgery.
Article ItemPathway scholars announced , article
Two faculty members from the geography department — Assistant Professors Tim Baird and Bob Oliver — were among the eight selected as 2015 Pathways Faculty Scholars, a role that was initiated last year and is a vital part of the university’s initiative to reinvent its general education curriculum.
Article ItemAlumni profile: Beth Ingalls — A lifetime legacy of service and giving , article
Alumna Beth Ingalls has spent her career “putting out fires,” using skills she developed as a student. And since earning her forestry degree in 1977, she has been giving to the college annually so others would have the same opportunities to learn the lifelong skills that make careers.
Article ItemCreate a legacy for future generations , article
There are many ways your future gift to the College of Natural Resources and Environment can help you meet your individual needs as well as accomplish your charitable goal of supporting the college.
Article ItemObama honors Thorson as Presidential Early Career Scientist , article
President Obama recently named 105 independent researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given to researchers by the U.S. government in their early careers.
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.