2021 Commonwealth Fellow to work at Department of Wildlife Resources
Clay Ferguson, a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been selected as a 2021 Commonwealth Fellow.
Fellow monitors water quality for brook trout swimming upstream
More than 600 streams in Virginia serve as pathways for brook trout, which navigate these streams to get to spawning grounds.
New fishing gear offers potential solution for the Bay’s blue catfish surge
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2021 Commonwealth Fellow to work at Department of Wildlife Resources Clay Ferguson, a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been selected as a 2021 Commonwealth Fellow. Ferguson will work with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources during his fellowship to help the agency incorporate climate change into its policies
Gustafson created a continuous monitoring program for 37 streams throughout Virginia as part of her fellowship with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Many of these streams are considered too hot, or “temperature impaired,” by DEQ standards.
NMFS and Sea Grant have announced the 2021 cohort of their Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics.
If clams have weaker shells, and crabs have weaker claws, will that change how much crabs will eat hard clams?
Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce a cohort of eight graduate research fellows. These graduate students are addressing coastal resource issues, in collaboration with their academic and professional mentors, through research that can be applied for the benefit of Virginia’s coastal stakeholders.
Ocean waters are becoming more acidic — but how does that affect the Chesapeake Bay? And what does it mean for fish and the people fishing for them?
Virginia’s historic clam industry gains new genetic insights Virginia’s hard clams were worth nearly $39 million dollars when they went to market in 2018. Virginia leads the nation in hard clam production — it’s the “bread and butter” of Virginia’s shellfish aquaculture. Even so, there’s still a lot left to learn about the underlying factors
Researchers have answered many questions about blue catfish, but one remained unanswered until now: How much do blue catfish eat in a given day?
Within a week, Pamela Braff went from a risk management meeting and snorkeling on a coastal reserve in Hawai’i to working from home in her D.C. apartment, all in support of senior leadership at NOAA’s National Ocean Service as a Knauss Coastal & Marine Policy Fellow.
This $30,000 grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment will help support the Commonwealth Fellowship in 2021 and 2022.
As a Knauss Fellow on focused on ocean issues within the senator’s office, DelBene tracked legislation related to coastal Alaska priorities like fisheries.
The National Weather Service monitors the water levels around the Chesapeake Bay every day. Based on computer models’ projections for the next three days, forecasters issue flood alerts when water levels are expected to exceed certain levels.
In the times of instantaneous information via social media, waiting around to read our folders or for our paper to get published is no longer the only way to get our science out there.
Usually, when researchers lead a school activity about oysters, they’d bring students to the lab to dissect an oyster or demonstrate how oysters can filter water. But since in-person gatherings weren’t possible, graduate students Kaitlyn Clark and Annie Schatz got creative while teaching a Hampton University TRiO Educational Talent Search lesson.
As a Knauss fellow in the Water Power Technologies Office, Charles Scaife helped support the Waves to Water Prize, a competition for new, wave-powered technologies that turn saltwater into drinking water.