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Faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Center conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in environmental science, policy, health, and technology. Areas of particular strength include: large river management and restoration; carbon, nutrient, and sediment dynamics; environmental risk assessment; conservation biology; sustainability; and environmental applications of geospatial technologies, including GIS and remote sensing.

Although the VCU Rice Center on the James River is a focal area for research, CES faculty and affiliates also collaborate with colleagues in many countries, including Haiti, Panama, Bangladesh, Italy, and Lithuania. Links to selected research articles or programs are provided below. 

Selected Articles (in PDF format):
Lidar-activated Phosphors and Infrared Retro-Reflectors: Emerging Target Materials for Calibration and Control. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 876-879.

Internal and External sources of THM precursors in a Midwestern Reservoir. Journal of American Water Works Association, 99:5-10.

GeneticStudio: a suite of programs for spatial analysis of genetic-marker data.

Landscape modelling of gene flow: improved power using conditiional genetic distance derived from the topology of population networks. Molecular Ecology, 19:3746 - 3759.

Spatial and temporal variability of invertebrate communities in vernal pools on the coastal pain of Virginia. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 25:413 - 420.

Changes in age composition and growth characteristics of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) over 400 years. Biology Letters 6:708-710

Anadromous fish as marine nutrient vectors. Fishery Bulletin 107:165 - 174.

Relationship between subsurface landfill gas and arsenic mobilization into ground water. Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation 30(2): 86 - 96.

Structural and functional responses of a sewage microbial community to dilution-induced reductions in diversity. Microbial Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s00248-006-9033-0.

Finfish-waterbird trophic interactions in tidal freshwater tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Waterbirds 30:50 - 62.

Nutrient Bioassimilation Capacity of Acquacultural Oysters: Quantification of an Ecosystem Service. Journal of Environmental Quality 40:271-277.

The Cost of Nutrient Reduction: A Case Study of Chesapeake Bay. Coastal Management 28: 175-188.

Etiology of ulcerative lesions of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) from James River, Virginia. Parasitology Research DOI 10.1007/s00436-005-1437-0.

On the coupling between vegetation and the atmosphere. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI 10.1007/s00704-010-0377.5.

Additional Links:

VCU Rice Center

William and Mary The Center for Conservation Biology

GeoCore Facility

Virginia Healthy Waters Initiative





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