Marine science juggernaut will move on to represent Virginia at the National Ocean Science Bowl in Oregon in April.
Loss of eelgrass habitat and benefits from Chesapeake Bay during the last 30 years has come at a staggering ecological and economic cost.
Scientists working on a rapid-assessment technique for determining saltmarsh vulnerability discovered that all of the marshes they field-tested are losing ground.
Research shows Virginia’s barrier islands are retreating up to 18 feet per year, with a resulting loss of at least 60 acres of saltmarsh annually.
An international team including VIMS professor B.K. Song discovers that production of a potent greenhouse gas can be bypassed as soil nitrogen breaks down into unreactive atmospheric N2.
VIMS professor Elizabeth Shadwick has deployed a high-tech mooring beneath the seasonally ice-covered waters around Antarctica to better understand ocean acidification in polar regions.