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Advancing understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary scientific research & education.

Clark Hall

Advancing understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary scientific research & education.

Trees

Advancing understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary scientific research & education.

VCR LTER contributes to synthesis on coastal armoring

Recent work from researchers at several LTER sites has synthesized the current understanding of ecological impacts of man-made coastal armoring. The study looked at diverse systems, including constructed oyster reefs at the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER. Former UVA Environmental Sciences student Kyle Emery (now a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara) is a coauthor on the study and is quoted in an article on the knowledge gaps it identified.

Aboriginal “Defending the Ocean with Art” exhibit in Clark’s Brown Library

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum in association with the Environmental Sciences Department opens the exhibit “Defending the Ocean with Art” on Friday August 25th at 4pm (reception at 5pm) in the Brown Library of Clark Hall. On view are twenty-one sculptures and prints by contemporary indigenous artists that celebrate the central importance of the ocean to human life and responds to its current threats. Plastic debris and abandoned fishing nets are trapping and killing a rich array of marine life, eventually drifting to the bottom of the sea, suffocating the seabed and coral reefs.

Grad student Wang’s paper featured on enviornmentalresearchweb

Department of Environmental Sciences graduate student Bin Wang’s recent paper “Sensitivity of global greenhouse gas budgets to tropospheric ozone pollution mediated by the biosphere” has been featured on environmentalresearchweb. Wang and his coauthors/advisors Hank Shugart and Manuel Lerdau found that high concentrations of tropospheric ozone pollution could stimulate soil carbon dioxide emissions, transforming rural areas from a sink into a source of greenhouse gases, according to scientists in the US.

Video on Prof. Lawrence’s new course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”

UVA Environmental Sciences Professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by UVA Sustainability about her new, 1-credit course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”. The course will combine climate science, climate policy, art, and politics, and will also allow for those not enrolled in the course to participate. For more information check out the video interview on UVA Sustainability’s Facebook page.

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