Environmental Research Center

What’s New

WVU to teach youth about WV waterways through RiverWorks Discovery

West Virginia University will take kids on a journey of imagination and exploration in their hometowns as part of a partnership with RiverWorks Discovery.

WVU and RiverWorks Discover will present programming in nine West Virginia counties that encourages children to understand and care for the rivers that flow through their towns.

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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

Environmental Research Center Spring 2015 Seminar Series

The theme of the 2014-2015 ERC seminar series is “Promoting Stewardship of Water Resources,” and speakers will include Ethan Steinman (Daltonic Films), William White (Pennsylvania State University), and Melinda Daniels (Stroud Water Research Center). All seminars are free and available for all to attend. 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.

Selected Upcoming Events

Freshwater Mussel Identification and Ecology Course

February 23-27, 2015
The WVU Environmental Research Center will be offering a professional development course entitled “Freshwater Mussels of West Virginia: Life History and Identification” to be taught by mussel biologist Janet Clayton of the WV DNR.
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“Stream Restoration Needs and Approaches – Identifying the Real Problems and Applying the Right Tools from the Restoration Toolbox” Seminar

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Dr. Melinda Daniels
Stroud Water Research Center
4:30pm, 334 Percival Hall

Climate Change and West Virginia Forests

April 14-15, 2015
April 14: Preparing for Climate Change session
April 15: Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training