The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members and 26 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Of the 120 members elected today was UVA's very own Dr. Jim Galloway, Sidman P. Poole Professor in the Department of Environmental Science. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,403 and the total number of international members to 501. Congratulations on this outstanding career achievement Dr. Galloway!
Christina Fantasia Buscher, PhD student in the department, received an award for an outstanding TED-inspired talk at the Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Symposium held in Richmond, VA in late February.
Dr. Stephen Macko's January 2019 term undergraduate course, Managing a Sustainable Sea, visited the EPA, NOAA, Oceana, Environmental Law Institute and Smithsonian.
Environmental Science Ph.D. student Christina Fantasia Buscher was awarded the Outstanding Student Presentation award at the Fall 2019 AGU meeting in San Francisco, CA. Her talk was entitled, "Decreasing pH Negatively Impacts Stage Z1 Atlantic Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus". Congratulations Christina!
Thanks to the Jefferson Trust and the UVA Committee on Sustainability, Write Climate, in year 3, is taking art-for-climate into Charlottesville High School. Nine UVa students, artist Amanda Nelsen and Envi Sci Professor Deborah Lawrence are working with two teachers and 80 9th graders in Environmental Science. We are going into the classrooms every other week, teaching some climate science and then working with plastic. An afterschool art ‘club’ every week is open to anybody at the high school.
Science Magazine highlighted recent research on ways that large trees are more vulnerable to mortality, including work led by former Enviromnetal Sciences Ph.D. student and post-doc Atticus Stovall.
Prof. Deborah Lawrence, the Write Climate club, and local artist Amanda Nelsen collaborated to create and display a climate change art installation outside Peabody Hall this week.
Envi Sci Professor Hank Shugart’s post ‘Foundations of the Earth’ is being featured on the UVA Thoughts From the Lawn blog.