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Dr. Goodman and Yonathan Ararso ‘13 publish note on pathogen in local frogs

Th recent volume of Herpetological Review featured results of surveillance for two wildlife diseases, ranavirus and the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, conducted by Dr. Rachel Goodman and HSC student Yonathan Tarekegne Ararso ‘13.  This study found the fungus, which has been implicated in global amphibian declines, in low prevalence among frogs from campus ponds and a nearby Wildlife […] Continue reading

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More Service from BIOL 108…

Several students from Dr. Goodman’s Environmental Biology class cleaned up 
cigarette butts around fraternity circle on Thurs, Dec 1. Patrick Adams, 
George Parrish, John Parrish, Matthew Gates, Matt Vail, Ibn Salaam, and 
Jack Gibson (pictures below) each filled a sandwich bag full of butts- 
yummy! For more about the problem that cigarette butts pose as pollution, 
please visit this site.

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Cleanups for BIOL 108 Environmental Biology

Two groups of students recently conducted litter cleanups at/near H-SC as part of Dr. Goodman’s BIOL 108 Environmental Biology class.

On November 15, Matthew Gates, George Parrish, Mack Garret, John Parrish, and Matt Vail (pictured above) picked up hundreds of cigarette butts around the major dorm building and classrooms on campus.  Most people don’t realize that these are plastic, NOT biodegradable, and […] Continue reading

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Sandy River Reservoir Cleanup on Oct 30

On Sunday October 30,         11 volunteers including Drs. Rachel Goodman and Mike Wolyniak and H-SC students conducted a waterway cleanup as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. This event involves people from over 75 countries removing millions of pounds of trash from beaches and waterways, and is headed locally by Clean Virginia […] Continue reading

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Tyler Moore Independent Study with Waterfowl

For the spring 2011 semester, Tyler Moore conducted an Independent Study on Waterfowl Ecology & Management with waterfowl biologists in North Carolina and Virginia, under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Goodman.

Tyler assisted with waterfowl banding at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Outer Banks of NC […] Continue reading

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Building Rain Barrels for Clean Virginia Waterways

On Thursday April 21, a group of H-SC students from Dr. Goodman’s BIOL 185 Water Resources & Environmental Issues course (plus 1 volunteer from CKI) teamed up to build rain barrels.  These 41 barrels will be distributed at upcoming educational workshops run by Clean Virginia Waterways.

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Talk by Visiting Bat Biologist

Dr.  Amy Turmelle visited our campus and spoke to our students about her recent research and experiences working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) out of Atlanta.  In the past couple years, she has traveled with a team of scientists to 5 countries to study and test both people and wildlife for […] Continue reading

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Summer research on wildlife diseases

Yonathan Tarekegne Ararso.– Over the summer, I spent 8 weeks working on a Herpetology research project with Dr. Rachel Goodman. The project was a survey on the presence of infectious diseases Ranavirus and the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis—which have contributed to the significant loss of the world’s amphibian & reptilian population. Our survey took […] Continue reading

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