Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

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.

Students from the Steward School look at the bagged oyster shells at the Rice Rivers Center

Rice Rivers Center part of The Steward School's Community Week

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Students at the Steward School visit VCU Rice Rivers Center as part of Steward's Community Week.

Ellen Stuart-Haentiens at the VCU State of the University Address

ILS doctoral students featured in VCU President’s University Address

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ILS doctoral students featured in VCU President’s University Address

Adult white ibis with a brood in Virginia.

White ibis explode in Virginia

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Unconcerned with species norms, white ibis have been documented to pick up entire colonies supporting tens of thousands of pairs and move completely in a single year.

Chance Hines (rt) and Laura Duval (lft) extract a woodpecker from a pole net after capture

Moving woodpeckers 4

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, CCB and a multi-state, multi-agency coalition rallied to capture red-cockaded woodpeckers

Ipswich sparrow just after banding. Band combination is Left- Blue-Red, Aluminum, Right- Pink-blue-red.

Have you seen me?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Center for Conservation Biology is asking bird watchers to be on the lookout for and report banded Ipswich sparrows.

Green Meditation intro slate to film

Rice Rivers Center, Virginia DGIF partner on short film

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ron Lopez, a member of Rice Rivers Center's faculty and an award-winning videographer, shot and directed Green Meditation

Vials of blood collected as part of a collaborative effort between CCB and the National Park Service to monitor contaminant exposure for bald eagles

Clean blood for eaglets within lower Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CCB in partnership with the National Park Service collected blood samples from 25 eagle broods to measure their exposure to environmental contaminants.

A look back at VCU's top moments from 2018

Discovery of baby sturgeon tops VCU News stories from 2018

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Rice Rivers Center researcher's discovery of baby sturgeon is the number one news story at VCU in 2018

VCU's Todd Janeski tending to the oyster spat tank

VOSRP featured in Virginia Living magazine

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program is building a better, healthier bay.

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