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Restoring the endangered oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) to the upper Clinch River, Virginia: an evaluation of population restoration techniques
(Restoration Ecology, 2015)
From 2005 to 2011, the federally endangered freshwater mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis (oyster mussel) was reintroduced at three sites in the upper Clinch River, Virginia, using four release techniques. These release ...
CNRE News, Winter 2015
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Natural Resources and Environment, 2015)
This is the quarterly news magazine of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment
Body Condition Indices Predict Reproductive Success but Not Survival in a Sedentary, Tropical Bird
Body condition may predict individual fitness because those in better condition have more resources to allocate towards improving their fitness. However, the hypothesis that condition indices are meaningful proxies for ...
Effects of Hierarchical Roost Removal on Northern Long-Eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Maternity Colonies
Forest roosting bats use a variety of ephemeral roosts such as snags and declining live trees. Although conservation of summer maternity habitat is considered critical for forest-roosting bats, bat response to roost loss ...
Spatiotemporal Variation and the Role of Wildlife in Seasonal Water Quality Declines in the Chobe River, Botswana
Sustainable management of dryland river systems is often complicated by extreme variability of precipitation in time and space, especially across large catchment areas. Understanding regional water quality changes in ...
Review - Institutions of Higher Education: Old-Growth Forest Fragment and Urban Tree Care Plans
(Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources and Environment, 2015-03-16)
Extensive focused research of universities’ and colleges’ urban forest and remnant forest areas yielded valuable insights and comparisons into relevant efforts benefiting the Stadium Woods Stewardship Plan. Positive successes ...
Assessing Urban Landscape Variables’ Contributions to Microclimates
The well-known urban heat island (UHI) effect recognizes prevailing patterns of warmer urban temperatures relative to surrounding rural landscapes. Although UHIs are often visualized as single features, internal variations ...
Imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers via olefin cross-metathesis
(The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-04-09)
Olefin cross-metathesis is a valuable new approach for imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers. Starting from commercially available ethyl cellulose, terminally unsaturated alkyl groups were appended as metathesis ...
SBIO Extension, Winter 2015
(Virginia Tech. Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2015)
The wood products industry in Virginia is a critical contributor to the economy of the state, an industry represented by more than 1,000 primary and secondary industries and over $25 billion in economic impact. The ...