Michelle Jewell

Sep 9, 2021

What Are Those Bug Tents Along the Greenway?

Have you noticed these tents along the greenway this summer? They're applied ecology in action with Sarah Parsons and Elsa Youngsteadt!

Aug 23, 2021

Climate Change-Induced Droughts Alter Animal-Driven Nutrient Cycles in Alpine Ponds

A new study by Jared and Brad as found that animal-driven nutrient flows critical to the functioning of pond ecosystems are under increasing threat from climate change.

Aug 5, 2021

Elsa’s Work Wins People’s Choice Award in Environmental Entomology

Congratulations to Elsa Youngsteadt et al. for having their work selected as the People's Choice Award in Environmental Entomology!

Jul 21, 2021

Providing a Space for Self-Reflection

Erin McKenney talks about mindfulness, self-care, and resiliency steps we can take this fall semester in this guest post on the Faculty Forum.

Jul 10, 2021

$4 million used to rehouse endangered mussels in path of I-540 extension project

This conservation effort lead by Greg Cope et al. will help preserve mussel diversity – and keep our waters clean.

Jul 9, 2021

Greg Cope Recognized With Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society’s Meritorious Service Award

Congratulations to Greg Cope for being recognized with the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society's Meritorious Service Award.

Jul 7, 2021

Derek Aday chosen to lead W&M’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Our fearless department head, Derek Aday, is heading to William & Mary this fall as the Dean of the School of Marine Science and director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Jun 23, 2021

North Carolina Agromedicine Institute Recognized with National Designation

The institute’s efforts to provide health care and safety training to farmers, foresters, fishermen, and their families were recognized at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Commission on Economic and Community Engagement.

Jun 14, 2021

The Evolution of Good Taste

Differences between the elemental composition of foods and the elemental needs of animals can explain the development of pleasing tastes like salty, umami and sweet. Learn more about this Applied Ecology research!

Jun 11, 2021

Linnea Andersen Inducted as a 2021 AIARD Future Leader Fellow

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Linnea Andersen for being selected as a 2021 Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) Future Fellow!