researchers (IMAGE) Virginia Tech Caption Professors Ashley Dayer (at left) and Elizabeth Hunter, along with Valerie Thomas (not pictured), will use a grant from NASA to understand the impacts of sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems and communities. Photo by Ashley Dayer for Virginia Tech. Credit Virginia Tech Usage Restrictions Credit Virginia Tech License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.