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Conservation in conflict: peregrines and shorebirds in the mid-Atlantic

Thursday, July 7, 2016

With no alternatives, the recovery team decided on a bold plan to stand up a captive breeding program and release birds into the wild.

Virginia bald eagle breeding population exceeds 1,000 pairs

Friday, July 1, 2016

The survey has become one of the most significant serial data sets in the world.

First-ever drone course to be offered at Rice Rivers Center

Thursday, June 30, 2016

This summer, the Center for Environmental Studies will begin the first course on the scientific application of drone technology held at VCU.

Yellow-crowned night herons adjust to changing climate

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yellow-crowned Night Herons are showing a clear response to the earlier and earlier appearance of spring temperatures in Virginia.

Assessment of shorebird hunting policies published

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One of the greatest challenges in managing migratory birds is that they exist within a legal quandary.

Fisheries meeting held at Rice

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth University recently hosted the annual meeting of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team at the VCU Rice Rivers Center.

Researcher investigates environmentally friendly mosquito management

Monday, June 27, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth University alumna Katie Bellile has always been very clear about what she wants.

Evolving science: VCU Rice Rivers Center hosts seventh annual research symposium

Monday, June 13, 2016

A new frog species, a look at songbird population dynamics in the nonbreeding season, a device to simulate sea-level rise, and how urbanization could be affecting inchworms...

Black Lights and Owls IX

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

For the ninth year in a row, Black Light and Owls (BLO) recently drew a wonderfully engaged crowd of citizen scientists out to the Rice Rivers Center

Measuring flux: New meteorological tower at the Rice Rivers Center

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Standing at the edge of the wetlands at the VCU Rice Rivers Center, a 20-foot aluminum tower stands juxtaposed among the wild plants and grasses.

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