The Appalachian region is home to extremely high biodiversity, making it urgent need to understand how increased freshwater salinization affects these environments.
The designation further cements the university’s Climate Action Commitment to create a green and sustainable campus.
“Millipede” has forever been a misnomer because the creatures never had 1,000 legs — until one was found deep in the Australian desert.
Weaver, emeritus professor from the Entomology Department, received the award in November.
Periodical Brood X cicadas will cover large parts of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The scale of these emergence events is astounding, with as many as 1.5 million cicadas emerging per acre.
Spotted lanternflies represent a threat to Virginia agriculture, specifically the grape industry, and can potentially affect trees that grow in the state.