Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — but what about when it is being devoured by aphids? University of Lynchburg student Rebekah Grimes is conducting research to determine whether parasites impact a plant’s ability to attract pollinators through the aromas they release. Over the summer, she spent a […]
Lynchburg College students recently dug up earthworms — and data — for a national study that will help biologists understand the nature of invasive species. They collected more than 100 earthworms and identified the species of each one.
As the storms finally abated, Dr. Tom Shahady spent some time at a nearby reservoir to examine the impact that the rain had on water quality and then explained his findings to the media.
University of Lynchburg will rededicate its science building as the Thomas Gibson Hobbs and Julius A. Sigler Science Center at a reception on September 4 at 5 p.m. at the building’s front entrance. The building was previously named for T. Gibson Hobbs, a member of the Class of 1904 who served on College’s Board of […]
Ten University of Lynchburg students are exploring cities, villages, and the rainforest in Brazil to learn more about the challenges posed by construction and development. Along the way, they are providing service to people in Brazil. Dr. Marek Payerhin, LC political science professor, is leading the course “Battle for the Amazon.” The group left for Brazil […]
Future research on Costa Rican streams will be able to measure changes in pollution levels thanks to work by LC students this summer. A group of students will spend two weeks gathering data from rivers there, then Jade Woll ’16 will spend another four weeks in Costa Rica analyzing the samples to gauge current water conditions.
For years, University of Lynchburg environmental science students have been researching the health of local waterways. The News & Advance recently ran an article about how their work provides a snapshot of stream health. By giving students real-world experience with environmental work, the activity helps them think critically about solutions, the story says. Dr. Tom […]
Tara Steiner ’15 was featured in the News & Advance for her role in the discovery of what could be “active asteroids.” Although astronomical research is usually associated with physics, rather than her environmental studies major, LC gave her the opportunity to apply her lifelong love of the stars to academics. Read the News & […]
Active asteroids like these were only identified for the first time in 2006, and it may be that Tara Steiner ’15 has discovered one or two more.
Capturing and cleaning stormwater runoff is an increasingly important way to improve water quality in rivers and lakes, and Lynchburg College is installing a $65,000 biofilter and rain garden that will help protect Blackwater Creek and the James River.