Virginia Sea Grant Fellows Mark Stratton and Ryan Schloesser are conducting research about fish populations. With the support of his Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, he’ll be able to share that knowledge with fisheries managers who need it.
Billur Celebi is studying how changing CO2 concentrations and temperatures will affect eelgrass in Virginia’s coastal waters. For the outreach portion of her project, she teamed up with Chris Witherspoon and Jovonne Vrechek of the Virginia Aquarium to develop educational programming about seagrass and ecosystem health for Aquarium guests and student programs.
Students, staff, and faculty from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science took part in Virginia Sea Grant’s 4th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium last week, sharing their efforts to protect and restore coastal Virginia during a daylong event at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) supports research efforts in a wide range of disciplines—from ecology to oceanography and from animal health to social science—all providing benefits to Virginia’s coastal environments and communities. VASG offers funding opportunities for graduate student projects, preliminary and pilot research, and larger-scale studies.
Virginia Sea Grant has awarded two-year Graduate Research Fellowships to five students at Virginia institutions. The fellowship supports Ph.D. students engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. The program emphasizes communication skills, and fellows work with outreach or end-user mentors t
How can scientists get their points across without glossing over or distorting the precious data that took so long to collect? This topic has been up for discussion year after year, and for good reason—it remains a major challenge.
The annual Project Participants’ Symposium enables VASG partners to network and learn while helping to plan the future of VASG. About 100 researchers, students, and other partners gathered in Richmond for the Symposium, which was followed by the annual Seafood & Wine Reception.
The Project Participants' Symposium is open to all individuals whose work affects coastal Virginia and who have worked directly with Virginia Sea Grant through our research, extension, education, or communication activities or other partnering. The Symposium offers opportunities to learn about VASG projects and network with fellow project participants. As an attendee of the Symposium, you are also invited to the Annual Seafood & Wine Reception which is attended by leading state and federal policy