Environmental Research Center

What’s New

WVU scientist coauthors national natural resources roadmap

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today released a Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources, which details six “grand challenges” facing the U.S. in the areas of sustainability, water, climate change, agriculture, energy and education. The report, which a wildlife professor from West Virginia University helped author, recommends a series of research, education and outreach activities to meet these challenges over the next decade.

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Research Spotlight

Degraded Streams as Dilapidated Houses: How to Decide which are Worthy Fixer-Uppers?

George Merovich and Michael Strager, Environmental Research Center Faculty Fellows, and Todd Petty Environmental Research Center Associate Director, recently had an article on stream condition published in Freshwater Science and featured in the Society of Freshwater Sciences Newsletter.

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ERC Events & Activities

Freshwater Mussel Identification and Ecology Course

During the week of February 24-28, 2014, The WVU Environmental Research Center will be offering a professional development course titled “Freshwater Mussels of West Virginia: Life History and Identification” to be taught by mussel biologist Janet Clayton of the WV DNR. Read more...

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Welcome to the West Virginia University
Environmental Research Center

The goal of the Environmental Research Center (ERC) is to provide a center of excellence at West Virginia University that facilitates the integration of environmental research, outreach/education, and practitioner science. The ERC acts as an unbiased intermediary among groups and as a regional and national leader in integrated environmental and social research and outreach. The Center is housed in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and is a collaborative venture involving faculty and staff from numerous programs and colleges throughout WVU as well as external collaborators from both the public and private sectors. The center’s goal is to serve as the nucleus tying together various groups who are interested in interdisciplinary environmental research and education. As a college center, the ERC focuses on being a key driver behind large multi- and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach efforts focused on environmental topics.

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