WASHINGTON (WV News) – An environmental science research project by West Virginia University Research Corporation received nearly $ 250,000 from the National Science Foundation.
That says US Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va., member of the Senate Approvals Committee.
This research project uses cameras from the towers of the National Ecological Observation Network and measurements from lasers to study the effects of climate change on trees. In addition, this project will involve students from West Virginia University and hundreds of sixth graders and help educate forestry for the future, officials said.
“West Virginia University continues to lead the country in a variety of research fields, including environmental science. This National Science Foundation investment will support important research on the effects of climate change on trees while engaging and teaching students from West Virginia, ”said Manchin. “The National Science Foundation is a great partner for West Virginia and I look forward to the results of this research project that will help maximize forest growth and keep West Virginia wild and wonderful for future generations.
“I will continue to push for funding that will help the research projects in the mountain state to be successful.”
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