VIMS-led survey shows that bay-grass coverage increased from 48,195 to 59,927 acres, reversing the downward trend of the previous 3 years.
A series of 22 paintings by Maynard Nichols, artist and emeritus professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, are on exhibit in the Botetourt Gallery at the College of W&M’s Earl Gregg Swem Library.
Annual survey of shellfish aquaculture shows Commonwealth's growers sold $45.1 million in clams and oysters in 2013, up 24% from 2012.
The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation has provided the VIMS Foundation with a leadership grant of $400,000 that researchers will use to purchase a state of the art “confocal” microscope capable of generating high-resolution 3-D images.
VIMS Professors Kenneth Moore and Deborah Steinberg have been selected as recipients of 2014 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence at the College of William & Mary.
Grand prize in VIMS' annual Marine Science Day artwork contest goes to Johnny Vaughan, a 1st-grader at Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg.
"Counting the Fish in the Sea", by reporter and former teacher Carolyn Miller, depicts a day-in-the-life of VIMS Multispecies Survey Leader Jim Gartland and his team of scientists aboard the fishing vessel Darana R.
A study led by Professor Harry Wang demonstrates the ability to predict a hurricane’s storm tide at a much finer scale than current operational methods.
A group of 22 officials from the State Oceanic Administration of China visit Gloucester Point to learn about VIMS' efforts to educate the public on coastal and ocean issues.
VIMS professor John Milliman cautions that the drought now gripping the American West is likely to continue, while California invites professors Elizabeth Canuel and Rob Latour to advise the state on how it should respond to the threat.
Professor Robert “JJ” Orth describes success of eelgrass restoration on Virginia's Eastern Shore during “Coast Day” on Capitol Hill.
Chesapeake Bay Trust recognizes Judy Gwartney-Green, a 7th-grade life-science teacher at Peasley Middle School in Gloucester, for her contributions to environmental education and Bay restoration.
Researchers, lawyers, planners, community leaders, and local watermen gathered at VIMS last week for a Working Waterfronts Workshop.
A modeling study led by Professor Walker Smith shows that warming temperatures will reverse current trend, making Ross Sea largely ice free in summer by 2100.
Latest analysis of monthly global temperatures shows that the cold winter of 2014 in the eastern U.S. is a regional, not a global phenomenon.
Scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are taking their research from the laboratory to the pub in a new public outreach event titled “A Scientist Walks Into A Bar…”
Samantha Bickel receives prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship; begins as Environmental Science and Policy Specialist in the Offshore Wind and Ocean Renewable Energy office at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Top science students from Virginia high schools compete in 17th annual regional ocean science bowl
VIMS graduate students traveled to the state capital last week to present their research at Virginia Sea Grant’s 5th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium at the Science Museum of Virginia.
The clinic, a partnership between W&M Law and VIMS' Center for Coastal Resources Management, allows students to integrate the latest science with legal and policy analysis to solve resource-management issues in the coastal zone.
President Barack Obama has nominated Suzette Kimball, a W&M alumna and former VIMS scientist, to be the director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
To address one of the world’s big problems—nutrient pollution and its impacts on water quality—Dr. BK Song studies some of Earth’s smallest creatures, the bacteria and fungi that help power the global nitrogen cycle.
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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently recognized graduate student Mark Stratton as the recipient of the SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation Fellowship for 2013-2014.
Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can withstand rapid rates of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of the wetlands’ best defenses, according to a Nature review paper by VIMS researcher Matt Kirwan and Pat Megonigal of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
W&M alumna Dr. Katherine Potter, who did her honors thesis with Professor Rob Hale at VIMS in 2004, is the principal investigator of the Rwanda Climate Observatory.
Inventor of the Year Award to Dr. Stan Allen recognizes his patented method for producing spawnless oysters, which has revolutionized aquaculture worldwide.