AUGUST 27, 2021

Each year, the Global Change Center (GCC), along with the Institute for Society, Creativity and the Environment (ISCE) at Virginia Tech, accept proposals from GCC faculty to support interdisciplinary research that will lead to collaborative proposals submitted to extramural funding sources. We seek projects that link multiple faculty programs and take advantage of unique combinations of expertise at VT, have societal implications and/or a policy component, deal with emerging global change issues that have regional significance, and have high potential to eventually leverage external resources.

Congratulations to the teams awarded GCC seed grants this fall!

Coupling Social Science and Watershed Modeling to Improve Ecological Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes

Dr. Paul Angermeier, Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Dr. Ashley Dayer, Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Dr. Jon Czuba, Biological Systems Engineering

Assessing the Potential of Bat Guano Accumulations as Ecosystem Archives in VA

Dr. Rachel Reid, Geosciences
Dr, Kate Langwig, Biological Sciences
Dr. Lisa Kennedy, Geography
Dr. William Orndorff, Conservation & Recreation

Predictability of Virginia’s Coastal Aquifer Response to Sea-level Rise and Water Consumption for Hazard Assessment 

Dr. Susanna Werth, Geosciences
Dr. Manoochehr Shirzaei, Geosciences
Dr. Julie Shortridge, Biological Sciences Engineering
Dr. Anamaria Bukvic, Geography
Dr. Ryan Pollyea, Geosciences
Dr. Venkataramana Sridhar, Biological Sciences Engineering