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Spatial Distribution of Four Exotic Plants in Relation to Physical Environmental Factors with Analysis using GIS
(Virginia Tech, 2009-01-30)
The spatial distributions of four plant species native to Asia, yet considered invasive in southwestern Virginia, were studied in order to produce predictive habitat maps. The study took place in the mountains to the north ...
Wetland hydrology and soils as components of Virginia bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) habitat
(Virginia Tech, 2010-09-27)
Reptile populations are in decline worldwide, with turtle species showing some of the largest drops in population. The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is considered one of the rarest North American turtle species, and ...
Geographic Analysis of Viticulture Potential in Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 1998-09-15)
The state of Virginia was analyzed to establish its suitability for grape culture. This investigation occurred in two phases: a small scale analysis that encompassed the entire state, and a large scale analysis which ...
Lyme Disease Emergence in Virginia: An Examination of the Demographic and Environmental Variables Correlated to the Spatial Pattern of Disease Incidence
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-06)
Since its initial identification in 1975, Lyme disease has become a public health concern in the U.S. Increased concern is sparked by the rapid rate at which the disease is emerging into new areas. One area of disease ...
Exploring the “Where” and the “Why” of Conservation Easements: The Role of Community-level Factors in the Likelihood of Adoption
(Virginia Tech, 2016-12-09)
Over the past several decades conservation easements have seen immense growth in their popularity. There are now over 40 million acres of easement land in the United States, up from only 1.4 million in 1998. A significant ...
The Effects of Land Cover Change on the Spatial Distribution of Lyme disease in Northern Virginia Since 2005
(Virginia Tech, 2019-10-11)
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 ...