Sarah Sumoski, a recent graduate of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has now published a study of seed dispersal in a less-familiar environment—the eelgrass beds of Chesapeake Bay.
Nine proposals will receive a total of $47,600.
Fletcher Smith, a biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology traveled 1,500 miles to St. Croix in November to catch up with a whimbrel named Hope.
William & Mary has launched its new Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment, a combination of think tank and incubator to expand interdisciplinary research opportunities and address complex issues at the intersection of energy, public policy and the environment.
During last week's 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Mark La Guardia of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science presented results of research into the consequences of this "e-waste" stream.
Ongoing research by professor John Brubaker throws light on the intra-seasonal changes that occupy the middle ground between rapid, storm-related surges in sea level and the long-term increase in sea level due to global climate change.
Researchers from the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) are studying the interesting lives of eagles.
Now's the time for birders who want to add to their life lists, says Dan Cristol, an ornithologist at William & Mary.
Outdoor enthusiasts have a new destination for fishing, kayaking, and adventure within Tidewater Virginia with the launch of Gloucester Blueways, a system of 5 water trails spanning more than 40 miles.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science experienced only minor flooding during the recent passage of Hurricane Sandy, with water levels about a half a foot lower than experienced during the passage of Hurricane Irene in late August of 2011.
Tommy Leggett has never lived more than two miles from Chesapeake Bay, so it is no wonder he has such a passion for what lies within the nation's largest estuary.
The William & Mary chapter of the Marine Science Society is only a year old, but has already been honored with the Outstanding Student Section Award from the Marine Technology Society for 2012.
A new study by emeritus professor John Boon of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that the rate of sea-level rise is increasing at tidal stations along the Atlantic coast of North America, including those in Norfolk, Baltimore, New York, and Boston.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently celebrated the graduation of four emerging professionals who will be joining the ranks of Chesapeake Bay's rapidly growing oyster aquaculture industry.
Saskia Mordijck believes that safer, more economical fusion-generated electricity is achievable, but more work—and funding—are necessary to make it a reality.
A study in today's issue of Scientific Reports shows that small forage fish like anchovies can play an important role in the process by which marine life transports carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and surface ocean into the deep sea.
Professor Jeff Shields and colleagues at VIMS have succeeded in their 15-year effort to unravel the life history of Hematodinium.
EcoVillage receives Dominion grant for integrated landscape design and land use impacts study.
Catching whimbrels on their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle is quite different from trapping those same birds in their mid-migration staging areas on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
A three-year, $999,640 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will allow VIMS researchers to develop planning tools that will help local governments and citizens more effectively and efficiently protect the upland swamps and swales that keep pollutants and excess nutrients from entering Bay tributaries.
Dining at William & Mary is becoming more sustainable, thanks in part to ideas developed by graduate students in the William & Mary School of Education this summer.
High-school and college students from Virginia’s Eastern Shore had the opportunity this summer to pursue marine research close to home at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
A student and professor have been collaborating on a survey of the most important trees on the verdant campus of William & Mary.
Professor Emmett Duffy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is one of 17 prominent ecologists calling for renewed international efforts to curb the loss of biological diversity, which is compromising nature's ability to provide goods and services essential for human well-being.
John Swaddle gave an upbeat, and occasionally hilarious, presentation on a potentially somber topic to kick off William & Mary’s Faculty Lecture Series.
40th a year ago, W&M finishes 19th in 2012 out of 265 colleges and universities.
Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Kingsmill chef Peter Pahk helped second graders learn about the link between human health and the health of Chesapeake Bay during a visit to VIMS.
A new partnership between Virginia Sea Grant and the College of William and Mary is exploring whether a community-supported fishery is a feasible means to help reverse this trend by promoting greater consumption of locally harvested fish and shellfish.