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Rice Rivers Center
Research that informs change

Research that informs change

The VCU Rice Rivers Center is a leading authority on river research focused on expanding environmental knowledge and preserving the health of our natural resources.

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Research that informs change

Research that informs change

The VCU Rice Rivers Center is a leading authority on river research focused on expanding environmental knowledge and preserving the health of our natural resources.

Learn more

Research that informs change

Research that informs change

The VCU Rice Rivers Center is a leading authority on river research focused on expanding environmental knowledge and preserving the health of our natural resources.

Learn more

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About us

See how the history and habitat of the James River inspires our work

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People and partners

Meet the faculty and collaborators behind our environmental programs

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Research

Explore the many ways river ecologies impact our lives

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Community engagement

Learn with us and from us in the field

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“We look like no place else. We act like no place else. And we achieve like no place else. That is thanks to our people, who are like no other. People like Paul Bukaveckas, at the VCU Rice Rivers Center, who is working on three continents to give people the clean water they need.”

- VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.
2015 State of the University Address
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The center is an ideal location for experts and students to learn. Our discoveries help solve resource management issues at home and abroad. We focus on freshwater research because it exemplifies the critical link between environmental and public health. New facilities are coming, which will grow our research and our reach. Join us in our quest to build a sustainable future.

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Latest news

Scientists raise alarm as North American bird populations plummet
Climate change, loss of habitat particularly devastating for coastal, meadow and forest species

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A bird bander holds a black rail. As recently as 1990, the eastern black rail was a common bird found in marshes along the Chesapeake Bay. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, citing the inundation of nests from more frequent storms and increasingly high tides, has proposed listing the bird as threatened. (Woody Woodrow / USFWS)

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Visitors are welcome during our open houses on the second Thursday of every month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Call (804) 827-5600 or email ricerivers@vcu.edu for more information.

 

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