VIMS Blogs provide first-hand accounts from faculty, staff, and students at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science as they conduct research in Chesapeake Bay and beyond. The blogs also give you the opportunity to interact by posting questions and comments. Learn about the thrill of scientific discovery and the agony of da’ muddy feet!
Our student, faculty, and staff bloggers are all volunteers and we are enormously grateful for their collective stories about VIMS research.
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Antarctica – Palmer Blogs
Come along as VIMS scientists take part in the Palmer Long-Term Ecological Research Program (PAL-LTER) at the U.S. Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. The VIMS component of the PAL-LTER program is led by Professor Deborah Steinberg.
Antarctica – Shadwick Blog
Follow along with students and staff of Dr. Elizabeth Shadwick’s lab as they visit research locations along Antarctica.
Certified Organic Carbon Blog
Follow along with VIMS graduate student Amanda Knobloch as she conducts research in Taskinas Creek at York River State Park in Williamsburg.
Follow along with William & Mary student Rachel Wimmer as she explores sustainability at VIMS!
VIMS Sturgeon Blog
Follow along with Dr. Pat McGrath as he acoustically tags and tracks Atlantic sturgeon in the James, York, Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers.
ABC Director’s Blog
Updates and insight straight from the Director of the Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center at VIMS Dr. Stan Allen.
Zambia Peace Corps Blog
Follow along with VIMS alumna Jaime Blackburn as she blogs about her experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer developing fish farms in Zambia.
Sturgeon Museum Blogs
VIMS researchers Eric Hilton and Casey Dillman report on their expedition to sturgeon collaborators and collections in Russia, Romania, and France. Tag along as they describe their visits to some of the world’s oldest, largest, and most important natural history museums.
A Wales of a Blog
Students and faculty from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the College of William and Mary report from their field course in Wales, part of an ongoing marine science exchange program between VIMS and Bangor University. The 2011 field course was led by VIMS professors Mark Luckenbach and Jim Perry.