FACULTY SEED GRANTS
Each year, the Global Change Center, with funding from the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) at Virginia Tech, accepts proposals from GCC faculty to support collaborative research that will lead to proposals submitted to extramural funding sources. We are seeking 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 and global significance, and have high potential to eventually leverage external resources.
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NOTE: New application deadline of March 1, 2023.
FUNDED SEED GRANT PROPOSALS | The Global Change Center
General Item2023 | Will Frugivores Enable Appalachian Plants to Track Climate Change?
The distribution of suitable habitat for many plant species is predicted to change due to climate change, yet the ability of plants to reach newly available habitat is largely unknown because seed dispersal is rarely incorporated into these models.
General Item2023 | Transdisciplinary Research & Graduate Training in Environmental Restoration
Building capacity and momentum for transdisciplinary research and graduate training in environmental restoration at Virginia Tech. | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2023 | Rural Wastewater Surveillance and Epidemiology
Advancing wastewater surveillance and epidemiology research in a rural region of southwest Virginia.
General Item2023 | Effects of Invasive Species on the Soundscape
Acoustic Invasions: Exploring the effects of invasive species on the soundscape of a changing world.
General Item2023 | Advancing Sustainable Water Management
Determine how the timing, frequency, amount, and type of water use data available to households impacts their water conservation. | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2022 | Urbanization and Wildlife Consumption in the Amazon
Using stable isotope analyses to understand the relationship between urbanization and wildlife consumption in the Amazon. | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2022 | Environmental Influences on Gene Expression and Behavior in Avian Wildlife
Epigenetic mechanisms underlying neurobehavioral phenotypes in urban and rural song sparrows.
General Item2022 | Drought Indicators for Crop Insurance Relief
Reassessing drought indicators used to issue automated relief payments in the US Crop Insurance Program. | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2022 | An Agro-Economic Model for Precision Water and Nutrient Management Practices
Integrated agro-economic modeling to assess farmer uptake of precision water and nutrient management in a changing climate. | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2021 | Ecological Health of Streams
Coupling Social Science and Watershed Modeling to Improve Ecological Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes. | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2021 | Bat Guano Accumulations as Ecosystem Archives
Assessing the Potential of Bat Guano Accumulations as Ecosystem Archives in VA
General Item2021 | Aquifer Response to Sea-level Rise
Predictability of Virginia’s Coastal Aquifer Response to Sea-level Rise and Water Consumption for Hazard Assessment
General Item2020 | Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Do altered soil moisture patterns restructure soil microbial communities and their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions?
General Item2020 | Plant-Microbe Interactions
Using a global weed to disentangle environment and host effects on plant-microbe interactions across nested spatial scales
General Item2020 | Linking Physical Processes with Biotic Responses
Developing a predictive model for in-stream embeddedness to link physical processes with biotic responses
General Item2020 | Global Shark Populations
Taking the pulse of global shark populations
General Item2020 | Freshwater Salinization Impacts
Salty carbon: Testing the consequences of freshwater salinization on stream food web dynamics and ecosystem metabolism
General Item2019 | Harmful Algal Blooms
Toxic cyanobacteria and other bacteria in air above freshwater harmful algal blooms
General Item2019 | Red Tide Impacts
Measuring, modeling, and forecasting red tide aerosol dispersion along the central Florida gulf coast to facilitate socio-economic adaptation | Joint funding with ISCE
General Item2019 | Soil Erosion
Innovative particle tracking to quantify soil erosion and sediment transport processes under global change
General Item2018 | Species Vulnerability
Scaling climate change vulnerability from individuals to species: how do assessment models compare?
General Item2018 | Mosquito Dynamics
Climate change and the dynamics of mosquito populations in Virginia. | Joint Funding with ISCE
General Item2018 | Host-Microbiome Interactions
Global change and host-microbiome interactions
General Item2017 | Stream Salinity
Microbial diversity response to a coal-mining induced salinity gradient in Appalachian headwater streams with possible implications for leaf litter breakdown.
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