News and Events
$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.
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.
Magic at 64.4 Degrees: Science, Serendipity, and Farmed Striped Bass
“Our new method simplifies the whole spawning process,” Reading says. “Now, you don’t need two species on site. You also don’t need the hormones, which are expensive, require a prescription from a veterinarian, and are much more technically difficult to work with. Compare all that to just putting fish in a tank now and letting nature go to work.
Introducing the Department of Applied Ecology’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
As of June 2020, The Department of Applied Ecology formally created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee including faculty, students, and staff.
Seeking Wild Sourdough
Watch above for the first Fermentology mini-seminar where Lauren Nichols and Dr. Erin McKenney introduced Wild Sourdough.
Jaime Collazo Recognized With American Ornithological Society Award
Every year, the American Ornithological Society honors members for their research and volunteer work. The 2020 Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, honoring extraordinary conservation-related scientific contributions by an individual or small team, will be presented to Prof. Jaime Collazo.
Applied Ecology in Microbial Art Exhibition
The immersive exhibit, Host, is described as “a gut reaction to the loss of biodiversity within domestic, indoor ecosystems."
New Grant To Address Health Care Inequality For Farmworkers
Applied Ecology and collaborators have secured a three-year, $427,551 health disparities grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine to improve technology and resources available to farmworkers.
Bombs For Butterflies – An Interview With Dr. Nick Haddad
I sat with Dr. Nick Haddad ahead of his evening with us on October 15th to chat about bombs, indictments, and burning wetlands… you know, butterfly basics.
Revised and Expanded Pond Management Guide Published
The guide has comprehensive information and resources on managing ponds for recreational fishing, as well as a variety of related issues.