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Date:
February 12, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM
Location:
Wayne Theatre
Address:
521 W. Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Cost:
Pay what you will
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Signature Speaker Series Science Talks: Mussels in the South River

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mussels in the South River and factors that influence them – Army Corps management, river morphology, flood control, evolution of our mindset in terms of aquatic management. Dr. Jess Jones Ph D, a restoration biologist in the College of Natural Resources and Environment and co-director of Virginia Tech’s Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, received the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jones, who is employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service but stationed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, researches the restoration of endangered freshwater mussel populations, conservation management of rivers, and mussel propagation, population dynamics, and genetics.