Recent Submissions

  • The Old Appalachian Trail in the New River Valley, 1931-1955 

    McNeely, Jim (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    This presentation is an overview and summary of the results of my studies and field investigation of the former routes of the Appalachian Trail in southern Virginia. For the purposes of this presentation to the 2017 New ...
  • New River Symposium 2017 Program 

    Unknown author (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    A program overview for the New River Symposium held May 16, 2017, at the Selu Conservancy in Radford, Virginia.
  • 2019 Virginia Tech Office for GIS and Remote Sensing Research Symposium 

    Unknown author (Office for GIS and Remote Sensing Research, 2019-04-26)
    Student poster and web map app showcase abstracts from the symposium held on April 26, 2019, in Newman Library.
  • The Effects of Land Cover Change on the Spatial Distribution of Lyme Disease in Northern Virginia Since 2005 

    Stevenson, Megan; Kolivras, Korine (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-26)
    Lyme disease has been a growing problem in the United States over the last few decades, and is currently the most common vector-borne disease in the country. This research evaluates the land cover within specified counties ...
  • Renewable Energy Facility Siting Project 

    McKnight, Molly (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-26)
    The American public has become increasingly concerned about climate change. These concerns over the environment and the desire to decrease energy reliance on other countries have resulted in America’s pursuit of renewable ...
  • Assessing Seasonal Changes of Spatial Complexity in Riverscapes using Drone-Based Laser Scanning 

    Aquilina, Charles; Hession, W. Cully; Lehman, Laura; Resop, Jonathan (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-26)
    Light detection and ranging (lidar) is a form of remote sensing using laser pulses to measure distances. Recent advancement in lidar technology has made units small enough to mount on drones, which makes high-quality data ...
  • Digital Transformation: Possibilities for a Geo-Enabled Campus 

    Miller, Geri (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-26)
    A Geo-enabled Campus is a campus where everyone is empowered with access to geospatial tools, data, and technologies, embracing all aspects of a campus’ teaching, research, and administration. There are a lot of possibilities ...
  • Attribute Standardization of Car Crashes and Its Potential Uses 

    Mitchell, Allison; Hamilton, Lonnie, III; Newman, Joseph (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-26)
    The primary focus of our research endeavor centers around standardizing the spatial attributes of police-reported crash records in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Center for Geospatial Information Technology at Virginia ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Program Overview, New River Symposium 2019 

    Unknown author (New River Symposium, 2019-04-11)
    A program overview for the New River Symposium held April 11-12, 2019, at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
  • Service Learning on the River: Educating for Sustainability in the NRV 

    Pearce, Annie (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The New River is influenced by a variety of pressures ranging from economic development and attendant environmental impacts, to changing community expectations and choices, to infrastructure investments by local government. ...
  • Natural history, threats, and current research related to Candy Darter (Etheostoma osburni) in Virginia 

    McBaine, Katie E.; Angermeier, Paul L. (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) is a small riffle-dwelling, non-game fish species endemic to the New River drainage in Virginia and West Virginia. It is narrowly restricted to medium-size streams with cold-cool ...
  • Community and Sustainability Along the New River 

    Hansell, Tom; Redding, Mary Anne; Wagner, Kelsey (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    In 2016, students at Appalachian State University partnered with the New River Conservancy (NRC) on a series of projects designed to celebrate the NRC’s 40th anniversary and to highlight current issues in the upper New ...
  • The National Park Service in Southern West Virginia 

    Allison, Amanda (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The National Park Service manages three units in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River. All three units were designated for their ...

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