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FEATURED STORY |September 19, 2017

Preserving Life On a Sandbar

Fighting coastal erosion is one of many sustainability efforts conducted by University of Virginia researchers with the Virginia Coast Reserve Long Term Ecological Research program on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Capitalizing on UVA’s strong environmental sciences research and sustainability programs, the University this year established a multi-disciplinary Environmental Resilience Institute, directed by environmental scientist Karen McGlathery.

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