The Virginia Transportation Research Council’s Environmental Research Advisory Committee meeting in Charlottesville Virginia on 14 May 2019. Below are the slides with the status update for the project Refining Environmental DNA Protocols Developed for the Endangered James Spinymussel.
You’re about to be told one more time that you’re America’s most valuable natural resource. Have you seen what they do to valuable, natural resources? Have you seen a strip mine? Have you seen a clear-cut in a forest? Have you seen a polluted river? Don’t ever let them call you a valuable natural resource! They’re gonna strip mine your soul! They’re gonna clear-cut your best thoughts for the sake of profit, unless you learn to resist, ‘cause the profit system follows the path of least resistance, and following the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked!
This past week, VCU lost a champion of multidisciplinary research, Dr. Thomas Huff, Vice Provost of Life Sciences. Tom was an unwavering advocate of interdisciplinary interactions and a continuous supporter of Biology. He leaves lasting impressions on VCU, Life Sciences, and the Department of Biology.