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Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

Research report: The numbers behind the innovation

Thursday, January 19, 2017

VCU ranks among the nation's top 100 for research spending, and some of that research is conducted at Rice Rivers Center.

Dominion Foundation gift helps support environmental sciences training

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A new “enviro-techniques” class will use the Rice Rivers Center as an outdoor laboratory, thanks to the generosity of a $50,000 gift from the Dominion Foundation.

Moving Woodpeckers 2

Friday, January 13, 2017

A multi-state and multi-agency coalition gathered in October 2016 to execute the second of a scheduled three-year commitment to move woodpeckers.

OspreyWatch Anniversary

Friday, January 13, 2017

In 2012, The Center for Conservation Biology launched OspreyWatch, an online global community making observations of breeding osprey

Tracking eagles in 3D

Friday, January 13, 2017

During the spring of 2016, CCB assisted the U.S. Department of Defense to deploy 12 transmitters on bald eagles near airports.

Master's student studies at the Cary Institute

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Spencer Tassone is one of a handful of students awarded an opportunity to study at the prestigious Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York.

Plovers navigate the dangers of Hurricane Matthew

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The impact of large storms on barrier island or beach systems isn’t always negative, and some birds have adapted.

Breeding birds of Virginia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On 21 May, 2015 the Virginia Academy of Science held a symposium on the campus of James Madison University entitled, "State of Virginia's Environment."

Virginia peregrine falcons leap forward

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The 2016 population is the largest ever recorded in the state and represents the fourth consecutive year exceeding the historic mark.

Eastern black rails in free fall

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Considered the most secretive of the marsh birds, the population of the eastern black rail is declining sharply.

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