Projects

Current Projects 

Conservation science and research is at the core of the Virginia Working Landscapes program. We collaborate with several partners to conduct innovative research and use results to help inform best management practices for biodiversity conservation.

Click on the images below to learn about our current or past research projects.

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Grassland Biodiversity Surveys

Exploring how land management practices in local grasslands impact native wildlife
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Drone Nesting Density Project

Assessing the feasibility of using drone technology to estimate grassland bird nesting density
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Arthropod Nutritional Study

Quantifying arthropod abundance, diversity, and nutritional quality in native vs. non-native grasslands
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Loggerhead Shrike Population Monitoring

Developing new survey protocols and assisting with state-led monitoring efforts

BIODIVERSITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF HEALTHY WORKING LANDSCAPES

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Pollen Study

Investigating the effects of native versus exotic pollen collection by native bumblebees on colony health
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Northern Bobwhite Quail Monitoring

A project led by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative Coordinated Implementation Program

BIODIVERSITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF HEALTHY WORKING LANDSCAPES

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Orchid Monitoring

Testing methods of orchid population monitoring with citizen science
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Pollinator Conservation Project

The Xeric, Grassland, Barren, and Woodland Pollinator Conservation Project, led by the Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Program

 

 

 

 


Past Projects 

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Urban to Wild

Using camera traps to determine how many and what kind of mammals live on private properties along an urbanization gradient (wild, exurban, suburban, and urban)

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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