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graphic of sturgeon courtesy of Duane Raver/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [View Image]

Sturgeon Moon

Monday, September 16, 2019

VCU River Rivers Center researcher Dr. Matt Balazik is featured in Chesapeake Bay Magazine's story.

A hand holding three baby red-cockaded woodpeckers [View Image]

Hatching rates in Virginia red-cockaded woodpeckers

Friday, September 13, 2019

The red-cockaded woodpecker is federally endangered and the birds in Virginia represent the northernmost population throughout their range.

Jennifer Lewis holding an eaglet [View Image]

"There are Still Wizards": A film

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dolphin ecologist turned film maker Jennifer Lewis is making a new film titled “There are Still Wizards.”

View from a drone of the Rice Rivers Center [View Image]

Rice Rivers Center speaks to local NPR station about water resources

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dr. Greg Garman, director of Rice Rivers Center, spoke to Richmond's National Public Radio station affiliate VPM, about local water resources.

Jeff W. Atkins, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher in VCU's Department of Biology, uses a lidar system to collect data in a forest at VCU's Rice Rivers Center in 2016. (Photo by Julia Rendleman, University Marketing) [View Image]

Structurally complex forests better at carbon sequestration

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The field work being done at the Rice Rivers Center contributes to the data researchers need to study carbon sequestration.

Lemaire Monday night out for charity. Proceeds in August to benefit VA Oyster Shell Recycling Program [View Image]

Lemaire's Monday Night Out for Charity to benefit VOSRP

Monday, August 5, 2019

Every Monday night in August, Lemaire Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel will donate 5% of food purchased to the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

Oyster in net [View Image]

Style Weekly recognizes VOSRP during National Oyster Day

Monday, August 5, 2019

Style Weekly's food and drink and drink blog calls out the partner restaurants that work with the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program toward oyster reef restoration.

VCU students in white water rafting and collecting samples on the boulders of the shoreline [View Image]

VCU leads effort to launch national consortium of universities offering hands-on river education

Friday, August 2, 2019

ENVS faculty push the limits of hands-on undergraduate education with new collaborations and NSF funding opportunities; Rice Rivers Center will host some of the workshops.

VCU researcher holds juvenile sturgeon [View Image]

Associated Press story features sturgeon research at Rice Rivers Center

Friday, July 12, 2019

Our work with the Atlantic sturgeon was featured in an Associated Press story that ran nationwide earlier this week.

Fletcher Smith leads the charge for Ipswich sparrows on Assateague National Seashore [View Image]

Assateague and Sable Islands – Bookends to Ipswich conservation

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sable Island and Assateague Island are connected by the unique life history of the Ipswich sparrow.

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