Sen. Manchin announces funding for ecology research at WVU

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced funding for ecology research at West Virginia University.

On Friday, Sen. Manchin announced $152,649 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ecology research at WVU, to study the interaction of trees and soil water in the Amazon Rainforest. This project will also create a science outreach program connecting West Virginia students to data and scientists in the Amazon Rainforest.

Headshot photo of Joe Manchin sitting in front of American flag.

“West Virginia University continues to be a leader in numerous research fields, contributing to critical research at home in the Mountain State and across the world. The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia, and I am pleased with this investment in West Virginia University for ecology research. Not only will this project help preserve and protect natural forests in the Amazon rainforest, it will give West Virginia students hands-on learning opportunities. I look forward to seeing the impact of this important research and I will continue to push for funding to help research projects in West Virginia succeed.”

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

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