Research related to sustainability is incorporated into many academic departments throughout Virginia Commonwealth University. Learn about some of the sustainability research projects below.
Ecology and biodiversity
Continue reading to learn about VCU's ecology and biodiversity research projects in 2015.
- Scott Neubauer, Ph.D., VCU biology professor, proposed a new way to calculate an ecosystem’s impact on climate. Check out the VCU News article titled "Researcher proposes new ways to calculate ecosystem impacts on climate" for more information.
- Dr. Lesley Bulluck worked with undergraduate students to investigate the spread of West Nile Virus. Read the VCU News article titled "Into the woods: Researchers study birds in effort to curb the spread of West Nile virus" for an overview.
- Andrew Eckert, Ph.D., VCU biology professor, studied ways to help the Southwestern White Pine navigate climate change and disease. For more information, check out the VCU News article titled "Study seeks to help southwestern white pine navigate climate change, disease."
- The VCU Rice Rivers Center's Prothonotary Warbler Project aims to understand the whole life cycle ecology of the Prothonotary Warbler, a migratory songbird, by studying this species in its breeding grounds in Virginia and in its wintering grounds in Panama. The Prothonotary Warble project believes that through collaboration we can learn from each other and together, make a larger impact on species conservation than any individual or organization can alone. Learn more about the species through this film: https://vimeo.com/94835156.