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  • Effects of Land Cover and Riparian Buffers on Coldwater Fish Assemblages in Upper South Fork New River Headwater Streams 

    Sanders, C. L.; Kinlaw, T.; Colby, J.; Martin, D.; Goughnour, E.; Kuntz, N.; Spagnolo, W.; Buckner, G.; Tuberty, S. (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    Riparian vegetation is an essential component of a stream ecosystem. Riparian buffers reduce runoff contamination, improve bank stability, and produce shading that regulates the water temperature for many organisms that ...
  • Middle Fork New River Restoration Prioritization Plan 

    Jennings, Greg; Patoprsty, Wendy; Blount, Chelsea; Hartsell, Jonathan (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    The Middle Fork Greenway is an emerging multi-use greenway connecting the towns of Blowing Rock and Boone along the Middle Fork New River in Watauga County, NC. We developed a comprehensive River Restoration Prioritization ...
  • Value-at-Risk and Models of Dependence in the U.S. Federal Crop Insurance Program 

    Ramsey, A. Ford; Goodwin, Barry K. (MDPI, 2019-04-16)
    The federal crop insurance program covered more than 110 billion dollars in total liability in 2018. The program consists of policies across a wide range of crops, plans, and locations. Weather and other latent variables ...
  • Drone Laser Scanning for Modeling Riverscape Topography and Vegetation: Comparison with Traditional Aerial Lidar 

    Resop, Jonathan P.; Lehmann, Laura; Hession, W. Cully (MDPI, 2019-04-12)
    Lidar remote sensing has been used to survey stream channel and floodplain topography for decades. However, traditional platforms, such as aerial laser scanning (ALS) from an airplane, have limitations including flight ...
  • Incremental Dynamic Analysis for Estimating Seismic Performance of Multi-Story Buildings with Butterfly-Shaped Structural Dampers 

    Farzampour, Alireza; Mansouri, Iman; Dehghani, Hamzeh (MDPI, 2019-04-08)
    Structural strength and stiffness were previously investigated to sufficiently improve the lateral load resistance against major events. Many buildings require appropriate design to effectively withstand the lateral seismic ...
  • A Method for Detecting Atmospheric Lagrangian Coherent Structures Using a Single Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aircraft System 

    Nolan, Peter J.; McClelland, Hunter G.; Woolsey, Craig A.; Ross, Shane D. (MDPI, 2019-04-03)
    The transport of material through the atmosphere is an issue with wide ranging implications for fields as diverse as agriculture, aviation, and human health. Due to the unsteady nature of the atmosphere, predicting how ...
  • Sensor Fusion and State Estimation of IoT Enabled Wind Energy Conversion System 

    Noor-A-Rahim, Md.; Khyam, M. O.; Li, Xinde; Pesch, Dirk (MDPI, 2019-04-01)
    The use of renewable energy has increased dramatically over the past couple of decades. Wind farms, consisting of wind turbines, play a vital role in the generation of renewable energy. For monitoring and maintenance ...
  • Unlocking New Insights into Riverscapes with Drone-based Laser Scanners 

    Hession, W. Cully (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    Measurement of physical characteristics across space and time is essential for research and management of aquatic ecosystems. Physical parameters help us quantify and understand channel morphology, aquatic and riparian ...
  • Bovine fetal mesenchymal stem cells exert antiproliferative effect against mastitis causing pathogen Staphylococcus aureus 

    Cahuascanco, Berly; Bahamonde, Javiera; Huaman, Olger; Jervis, Miguel; Cortez, Jahaira; Palomino, Jaime; Escobar, Alejandro; Retamal, Patricio; Torres, Cristian G; Peralta, Oscar A (2019-04-11)
    Abstract Staphylococcus aureus is the most commonly isolated pathogen from clinical bovine mastitis samples and a difficult pathogen to combat. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent progenitor cells ...
  • Fish, Fishing, and Ecosystem Services and Dysfunctions in the New River 

    Orth, Donald J. (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    This paper reviews the selected ecosystem services provided by New River to riverside communities. I also highlight threats to sustaining these services and dysfunctions and possibilities for restoration. A framework of ...
  • Mucking Around with Aquatic Plants in Claytor Lake: What Have We Learned? 

    Copeland, John R.; Blankenship, Joan; Walters, Laura (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    Aquatic vegetation is an important habitat component in southern reservoirs, but native vegetation in these important fisheries is often displaced by unwanted non-native species, creating less desirable habitat conditions. ...
  • Back to the Future: The TIA Alliance as a Student Recruitment Tool 

    Copeland, John R.; Smith, A. Kirk; Murphy, Brian R. (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    Future natural resource management success depends on a workforce of well-trained, motivated, and relevant conservation professionals. Today’s high school students need to ‘rub elbows’ with inspirational natural resource ...
  • The New River Grant Trail: From 5ML to 5 Liters 

    Blankenship, Joan (New River Symposium, 2019-04-12)
    This presentation is designed to show the connection between native habitat restoration and the funding that is necessary to make the projects happen. The BASS Nation of Virginia with a partnership between Virginia Department ...
  • Seasonal dynamics of DNA and RNA viral bioaerosol communities in a daycare center 

    Prussin, Aaron J; Torres, Pedro J; Shimashita, John; Head, Steven R; Bibby, Kyle J; Kelley, Scott T; Marr, Linsey C (2019-04-01)
    Abstract Background Viruses play an important role in ecosystems, including the built environment (BE). While numerous studies have characterized bacterial and fungal microbiomes ...
  • Microvascular bioengineering: a focus on pericytes 

    Zhao, Huaning; Chappell, John C (2019-03-29)
    Abstract Capillaries within the microcirculation are essential for oxygen delivery and nutrient/waste exchange, among other critical functions. Microvascular bioengineering approaches have sought to recapitulate ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019 Keynote: The Practical Nature of Utopian Visions 

    Chestnutt, Rebecca E. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-20)
    Considering that architecture and the urban fabric are the built expression of a society, they reflect its character and structure. When a utopian vision is formulated it is in search of a “better place”. Literally: no-where? ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019: Session 1 

    Frey, Katia; Perotti, Eliana; Sokolina, Anna P.; Hunting, Mary Anne; Murphy, Kevin D. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-21)
    Session 1 of the 2019 IAWA Symposium includes the following presentations: The Architect Flora Ruchat-Roncati, First Female Professor at ETH Zurich. Breaking New Ground in Practice and Teaching (Katia Frey and Eliana ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019: Session 2 

    Winn, Samantha R.; Willkens, Danielle S.; Doyle, Shelby (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-21)
    Session 2 of the 2019 IAWA Symposium includes the following presentations: Archivists at work: Archival labor in the IAWA (Samantha Winn) Maria Hadfield Cosway’s Transatlantic Design Network, 1768-1838: Jefferson, ...
  • Global Change Lecture Series: How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate 

    Hoffman, Andrew (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-22)
    Andrew Hoffman, the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise for University of Michigan and author, visited Virginia Tech on Friday, March 22, as part of The Global Change Center at Virginia Tech’s Distinguished Lecture ...
  • Constructing True Model-Based Requirements in SysML 

    Salado, Alejandro; Wach, Paul (MDPI, 2019-03-28)
    Some authors suggest that transitioning requirements engineering from the traditional statements in natural language with shall clauses to model-based requirements within a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment ...

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