A new analysis of sea-level records by VIMS emeritus professor Dr. John Boon suggests that future storms will pose ever greater flood risks.
Researchers at VIMS and W&M are combining high-resolution side-scan sonar, sophisticated image analysis, and robotics to identify and count fish.
Storm-surge, waves, and wind destroyed VIMS’ research piers,claimed 18,000 square feet of workspace, and displaced 34 scientific and support personnel.
A study by VIMS graduate student Mark LaGuardia provides new evidence of the release and environmental accumulation of a common flame-retardant chemical.
Researchers deploy instruments that provide a unique quantitative record of Hurricane Isabel's impact on lower Chesapeake Bay.
Faculty at VIMS and Hampton University are using a new 4-year National Science Foundation grant to help diversify the nation's future marine and environmental science workforce.
A multi-institution team headed by VIMS researchers has received a 5-year, $1.7 million NSF grant to study the role that plankton play in the consumption and production of dissolved organic matter in the ocean.
VIMS adjunct Mike Vecchione studies the poorly known ecosystems of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge as part of a Census of Marine Life project called MAR-ECO.
VIMS researchers are conducting the first-ever census of plankton diversity in the western North Atlantic. Their efforts are part of a U.S. initiative to create an on-line database of marine animal and plant distributions.
A team of VIMS scientists led by Dr. Ken Moore is using two new high-tech sensors to track Virginia’s commitment to the water-quality standards of “Chesapeake 2000,” the Chesapeake Bay Program’s most recent blueprint for Bay restoration and protection.
VIMS researchers travel to Antarctica to investigate the role that sea ice plays in injecting “persistent organic pollutants” into polar food webs.
Nature article by Dr. Rob Hale, Mark La Guardia, and other colleagues at VIMS highlights their ongoing study of brominated diphenyl ethers, a class of environmentally persistent organic pollutants.
The Virginia Environmental Endowment will fund an innovative three-year project to develop a model for multi-species management of sustainable fisheries within Chesapeake Bay.
Rob Hale and colleagues uncover flame-retardant chemicals in Roanoke and Dan rivers in south central Virginia.