- Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability (November 2017) A new review article presents evidence that argues for a more nuanced approach to the design of global-change experiments—one that acknowledges and purposefully incorporates the variability inherent in nature.
- VIMS contributes to ‘King Tide’ mapping project (September 2017) "Dress rehearsal" will help quantify local flooding risk and validate storm-surge models, while laying groundwork for long-term network of volunteer data collectors.
VIMS teams up to demo new coastal-mapping technologies (September 2017) Dr. Christopher Hein and colleagues hope to help sustain NASA’s Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island.
Sea-level rise, warming temperatures, and changes in weather patterns pose particular challenges to Chesapeake Bay and the coastal zone. Learn what VIMS scientists are doing to help society understand, mitigate, and adapt to changing climate. Also visit our Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) and our Initiative for Coastal Climate Change Research (IC3R).
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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
- Lefcheck, J.S., et al., 2017. Multiple stressors threaten the imperiled coastal foundation species eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Glob Chang Biol. http://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13623
- Zhu, Z., et al., 2016. A comparative study of iron and temperature interactive effects on diatoms and Phaeocystis antarctica from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 550: p. 39-51. http://doi.org/10.3354/meps11732
- Walters, D.C. and M.L. Kirwan, 2016. Optimal hurricane overwash thickness for maximizing marsh resilience to sea level rise. Ecology and Evolution, 6(9): p. 2948-2956. http://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2024
- Phillips, R., et al., 2016. Fungal denitrification: Bipolaris sorokiniana exclusively denitrifies inorganic nitrogen in the presence and absence of oxygen. Fems Microbiology Letters, 363(4). ARTN fnw007
- Maynard, J., et al., 2016. Improving marine disease surveillance through sea temperature monitoring, outlooks and projections. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 371(1689). ARTN 20150208