Cross-boundary Biogeosciences at Virginia Tech will help catalyze research within and across ecosystems. The aim is to bring together faculty and graduate students from various programs to discuss and synthesize knowledge on nutrient cycling processes.
The cross-boundary focus highlights our vision for the group to transcend:
Systems boundaries: nutrient cycling within and across atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
Methods boundaries: field measurements, lab measurements, modeling, and remote sensing
Spatial and temporal boundaries: integration of processes at microsites to the globe at second to century time-scales
Institutional boundaries: representation from multiple Colleges and Departments at Virginia Tech
Activities include monthly breakfasts, guest lectures, yearly graduate forums, and other suggested ideas. The overall philosophy of the group is that good things come from getting together to talk about science.
If you are interested in being part of the Cross-Boundaries Biogeoscience group, join the list serve (firstname.lastname@example.org) or follow on twitter (@VTbiogeo).