New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet

The world’s forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher at West Virginia University, along with an international team of scientists, finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil over longer growing seasons.

Life without lead: WVU anthropologist researches lead contamination in Uruguay

Daniel Renfrew began studying the factors that created a lead epidemic in Uruguay while he was in graduate school. While visiting family in Uruguay, Renfrew traveled to investigate the social impacts of lead contamination, examining how the government responded to the crisis, why the crisis happened in the first place and how residents responded, such as through social activism.

WVU’s Jutla to conduct research on Vibrio bacteria in Chesapeake Bay

Antar Jutla, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University, will partner with researchers at the University of Maryland, led by Professor of Microbiology Anwar Huq, to look at ways in which the frequency, intensity and duration of extreme weather events are likely to affect the ecology of pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay, which is already experiencing twice the global average rate of sea-level rise.

WVU researcher selected as finalist for R&D 100 Award

Vinod Kulathumani, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at West Virginia University, is part of a research team that has been selected as a finalist for the R&D 100 Award. The award, known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by “R&D Magazine.”

WVU state water conference to highlight flooding and pipelines

West Virginia often feels the ravages of hurricanes and tropical storms that hit U.S. coasts hundreds of miles away like Florence did last weekend in North Carolina. To address flooding and other water-related issues, WVU researchers will present their work at the 2018 West Virginia State Water Conference Sept. 27-28 at the Morgantown Marriott.