Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

Jerome Legions Jr., president of the Carver Area Civic Improvement League, (speaking) is joined by other members of the Carver Tree Project. (Adam Caldwell/Division of Community Engagement)

Urban tree-planting project headlines annual community partnership awards

Monday, May 6, 2019

Carver Tree Project earns Currents of Change Award

Hope on her winter territory among the mangroves of Great Pond on 26 August 2016

Farewell to Hope

Friday, April 5, 2019

Hope, the whimbrel that was tracked with a satellite transmitter, is believed to have been one of the many casualties of Hurricane Maria.

Adult attending young eaglet on a nest in the dune of Little Cobb Island

Beach-nesting Eagles

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Center for Conservation Biology has mapped and inspected more than 5,000 eagle nests over the past few decades.

Whimbrel in flight with transmitter antennae extending beyond the tail

Seasonal variation in whimbrel mortality

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Whimbrel populations using the Western Atlantic Flyway have experienced steep declines of around 4% per year since at least the mid-1990s.

 Mitchell Byrd (right) and Captain Fuzzzo (left) flying an eagle survey in March of 2019

Still flying at 90

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mitchell Byrd turned 90 in August of 2018, but in early March of 2019 he toed the flight line and was back in the survey plane to begin his 43rd season of eagle work.

Marian Watts holds a recently-banded chick hatched on the Cobb Island Towe

Virginia peregrines set record high in 2018

Thursday, April 4, 2019

With 32 occupied territories, Virginia supported the largest breeding population of peregrine falcons ever known to occupy the state during the 2018 season.

Baby sturgeon on researches gloved hand

Researcher finds rare fish in the James River

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Matt Balazik, along with his colleagues at the Rice Rivers Center, find baby sturgeon in the James River.

Two researchers at Rice Rivers Center

Rice Rivers Center Summer Scholars Program will fund research awards

Monday, March 11, 2019

The VCU Rice Rivers Center will fund a limited number of undergraduate student research awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty.

VCU's Think on This featuring Dr. Dan McGarvey

CES faculty member part of VCU's new 'Think on This' video series

Thursday, March 7, 2019

VCU CES scientist Daniel McGarvey, Ph.D., is highlighted in the VCU video series, 'Think on This.'

Discovered by a Rice Rivers Center researcher while trawling the James River, the five-foot-long 19th century anchor will go on display overlooking the river

VCU researcher discovers 19th-century anchor while hunting for juvenile sturgeon

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In search of juvenile sturgeon, a VCU researcher's trawl caught a piece of history in the James River.

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