From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemFrom the Dean's Perspective , article
For the second year in a row, USA Today has ranked the college as the nation’s best for studying natural resources and conservation! Our forestry program also received a top ranking. We are immensely proud of this recognition.
Article ItemAchievable Dream Academy students visit CNRE , article
Sixteen high school students from An Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News, Virginia, experienced a one-of-a-kind internship this summer.
Article ItemCenter for Natural Resources and Decision Support transitions leadership , article
Scott Klopfer has been named director of CeNRADS, succeeding Stephen Prisley, who accepted a position with the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement.
Article ItemHosner named honorary founding dean , article
John Hosner, named professor emeritus of forestry in 1992, has been recognized with the additional tribute of “honorary founding dean” of the College of Natural Resources and Environment by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Article ItemKline named Charles Blakeslee Nettleton Faculty Fellow , article
D. Earl Kline, professor of wood process control in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, has been named the Charles Blakeslee Nettleton Faculty Fellow in Forest Products by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Article ItemOrder 2017 wildlife calendar highlighting students' research , article
Students in the college’s Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association (FIWGSA) are selling 2017 calendars highlighting their work around the world. Each month features a photo taken by a student.
Article ItemCrane's passion takes her to Tanzania and Madagascar , article
Senior wildlife conservation major Paige Crane of Blacksburg has a passion for wildlife matched only by her sense of adventure, taking her far beyond the classroom.
Article ItemService-learning projects a part of green building course , article
In Associate Professor Daniel Hindman’s Green Building Systems course (SBIO 3324), students not only discuss the definition of green building, concepts in green building structures, and the various green building certification systems, they participate in service-learning projects to practice what they’ve learned.
Article ItemStudents selected as undergraduate research ambassadors , article
Alexandra Flevarakis and Ryan Mowrey from the college have been selected in a competitive search as ambassadors for Virginia Tech's Office of Undergraduate Research for the 2016-17 academic year.
Article ItemWater Center welcomes first intern , article
Protecting water resources needs a multi-faceted approach. Last spring, senior Taylor Richmond got to experience what that means through a new semester-long paid internship in the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
Article ItemCarstensen earns Distinguished Mentor Award , article
Professor Bill Carstensen has received the 2016 Distinguished Mentor Award from the National Council for Geographic Education.
Article ItemFarewell to Steve McMullin! , article
Co-workers, colleagues, family, and friends gathered to thank Steve McMullin for a job well done and offer best wishes for him during retirement.
Article ItemHallerman advises FDA on approving world's first genetically modified animal , article
When federal regulators declared the AquAdvantage salmon fit to eat last fall, it became the world’s first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.
Article ItemMunsell awarded $1.4 million for agroforestry projects , article
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist John Munsell has been awarded a total of $1.4 million to expand uses of agroforestry to enhance farm and forest production while achieving strategic conservation goals.
Article ItemPeterson receives President's Excellence Award , article
Laboratory Specialist John Peterson has received the university’s 2016 President’s Award for Excellence.
Article ItemPromotions and tenure , article
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has granted several college faculty promotions and approvals for tenure.
Article ItemCall to decrease salt introduction in fresh water to protect biodiversity , article
An international, multi-institutional team of researchers recommends ways that humans can protect fresh water from salts in an article in the journal Science.
Article ItemFish species, rural livelihoods threatened by new dams , article
Advocates of huge hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity.
Article ItemNew mapping approach reveals benefits, shortcomings of flood-control strategies , article
It should come as no surprise that urban areas, with impenetrable rooftops and parking lots, contribute to flooding. But natural and manmade structures within the watersheds that serve urban and rural areas can influence the path and speed of water.
Article ItemResearchers look to expand market for cross-laminated timber , article
Associate Professor Daniel Hindman has researched high-performance wood composites for the better part of a decade. Four years ago, he seized the chance to help develop a material made from North American lumber that would be strong enough to replace concrete.
Article ItemAlumni Profile: Paul Trianosky uses forestry to promote conservation values , article
As chief conservation officer for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Trianosky works to develop conservation standards and programs for landowners and companies who want to become engaged in conservation efforts.
Article ItemHyman making a difference in Tanzania , article
Amanda Hyman earned her master’s in fish and wildlife conservation last December and within a month was on her way to Tanzania. Awaiting her was a position with Korongo People’s Lion Initiative, an NGO dedicated to inspiring local action to promote sustainable human-lion coexistence in multi-use landscapes.
Article ItemWEI tables stay in the CNRE 'family' , article
In the winter issue, we reported that the Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI) had taken on the challenge of producing several large tables using historic oak and sycamore wood from sites on campus.
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.