What's the oil in your cookie? Forest clearing to create cropland for palm oil plantations is devastating vast swaths of southeast Asia, arguably the hottest of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Renowned biologist David Wilcove has studied the impacts of both forestry and agriculture on the region’s plants and animals. He ...
With dozens of easels arranged on adjoining tables displaying a parade of striking architectural renderings, a gala city event appeared to be under way at Union Station on the Burlington waterfront last Saturday afternoon.
Climate change is here. As global temperatures rise, forecasts suggest that in coming decades the Lake Champlain Basin will feel a lot like Virginia or North Carolina, but with more precipitation. The list of potential impacts is long, including increased flooding and degraded water quality.
UVM has been honored with a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Ten undergraduates from across the United States will probe the waters of Lake Champlain this summer, seeking a clearer picture of how people are impacting the lake’s ecosystem — and how the regional economy is affected by the health of the lake.
UVM conservation biologist Joe Roman will be featured in a new program airing on the BBC’s “Power of Nature” series. As part of an episode on whales, Roman will discuss his pioneering research on the ecological value of whale feces to nutrient cycling in the ocean.