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Plovers navigate the dangers of Hurricane Matthew

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The impact of large storms on barrier island or beach systems isn’t always negative, and some birds have adapted.

Breeding birds of Virginia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On 21 May, 2015 the Virginia Academy of Science held a symposium on the campus of James Madison University entitled, "State of Virginia's Environment."

Virginia peregrine falcons leap forward

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The 2016 population is the largest ever recorded in the state and represents the fourth consecutive year exceeding the historic mark.

Eastern black rails in free fall

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Considered the most secretive of the marsh birds, the population of the eastern black rail is declining sharply.

Panama Avian Field Ecology program takes over VCU's Instagram page

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The VCU Make It Real Instagram page is being taking over this week by VCU Life Sciences' Panama Avian Field Ecology study abroad program.

The Progress-Index interviews VCU River Rivers Center's Matt Balazik

Monday, December 12, 2016

VCU Rice Rivers Center Matt Balazik speaks to the Progress-Index about his capture last month of two juvenile sturgeon in the James River.

Vulcan Materials donates construction materials for VCU Inger Rice Lodge project

Friday, December 9, 2016

The VCU Rice Rivers Center has received tons of support - 475 tons to be exact - from Vulcan Materials.

Oysters in the classroom

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program was recently awarded a grant from the Dominion Foundation to bring oysters into two area high schools.

A one minute look at the redeployment of our smart buoy

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The newest member of the VCU Rice Rivers Center research team is standing tall in the James River, thanks to help from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew and crew.

Students can soon obtain a River Studies Certificate

Friday, December 2, 2016

VCU Life Sciences will soon offer a River Studies Certificate.

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