Snapper Radio!

Dr. Bill Hopkins was recently featured on Jim Metzner’s Pulse of the Planet radio show! This broadcast reaches hundreds of thousands of listeners, through > 250 radio channels nationally (mostly NPR stations) and worldwide via arm forces radio.

Listen to his broadcasts about snapping turtles in these 2-minute clips:

Snappers 1: Capturing Clues


Snappers 2: Nails

Snappers 3: Mercury

Snappers 4: Ecotoxicology

 

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Cathy Jachowski and Bill Hopkins featured in VT News

Cathy Jackowski, a Ph.D. student in the Hopkins Lab, was recently featured in a news story at Virginia Tech News.

New interdisciplinary graduate education program examines the effects of global change 

Earth’s biodiversity is like a kaleidoscope made up of distinct plants and animals; however, with each year’s turn, unique and irreplaceable species disappear.

Habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, disease, and climate change are all to blame for the current rate of extinction, which is 1,000 times higher now ...

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Video: Students talk about the FLeDGE mentoring program

The Fledge mentoring program in the Hopkins Lab allows talented undergraduate students to experience in-depth research by pairing them with a current graduate student. This partnership provides the graduate students with an opportunity to hone their teaching skills. Associate Professor Bill Hopkins created the program in order to better prepare students at both levels for the next step in their educational or professional careers.

 

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Hellbender Radio

Listen to Dr. Bill Hopkins talk about hellbender ecology on Jim Metzner’s Pulse of the Planet radio show! This broadcast reaches hundreds of thousands of listeners, through more than 250 radio channels nationally (mostly NPR stations) and worldwide via arm forces radio.

Listen to his broadcasts about hellbenders in these 2-minute clips:

Hellbender Radio 1: Large Salamanders

Hellbender Radio 2: Bad Name, Good Sign

 
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Eastern hellbender research makes the cover of General and Comparative Endocrinology

gcen-227x300Published in General and Comparative Endocrinology…

Recent research conducted in the Hopkins Lab on eastern hellbender physiology makes the cover of General and Comparative Endocrinology!

Hopkins, W.A., DuRant, S.E. 2011. Innate immunity and stress physiology of eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) from two stream reaches with differing habitat quality. General and Comparative Endocrinology 174:107-115.

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Dr. Bill Hopkins featured in Virginia Tech advertising campaigns

hopkins-vt-ad_webDr. Bill Hopkins was featured in a recent Virginia Tech advertising campaign. The ad below ran in a variety of outlets, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, The Blue Ridge Business Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Business, Virginia Business, Washington Business Journal, and Newsweek.

Take your education further. At Virginia Tech, we know that big ideas and inspiration ...

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Video: Alexandra Cousteau and Expedition Blue Planet visit Kingston Coal Ash Spill

Published online at Blue Legacy: Telling the Story of our Water Planet…

“Nearly two years after the TVA Kingston Coal Ash Spill, many have already forgotten its impacts on the community and the environment and yet the TVA coal ash spill is still the largest industrial spill in American history. It was six times larger in volume than the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In September 2010 Alexandra Cousteau and Expedition Blue Planet visited Kingston, Tennessee to find out ...

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Virginia Tech gets $3.4 million for Gulf oil spill research

From VT News

Researchers from Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment have received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on piping plovers, shorebirds that have been listed as threatened since 1986.

Breeding populations of piping plovers exist in three distinct locations — the Atlantic Coast, the American and Canadian Great Plains, and the Great Lakes — but birds from ...

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