Stories From 2019

Oct 18, 2019

Undergraduate Research Opportunities for 2019-2020

Here are the current research opportunities in Applied Ecology for undergraduate students. These can also satisfy the AEC492/493 requirement for the Applied Ecology minor.

Oct 17, 2019

Applied Ecology in Microbial Art Exhibition

The immersive exhibit, Host, is described as “a gut reaction to the loss of biodiversity within domestic, indoor ecosystems."

Oct 14, 2019

Derek Aday Named American Fisheries Society Fellow

AFS is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

Oct 10, 2019

New Grant To Address Health Care Inequality For Farmworkers

Applied Ecology and collaborators have secured a three-year, $427,551 health disparities grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine to improve technology and resources available to farmworkers.

Oct 7, 2019

Bombs For Butterflies – An Interview With Dr. Nick Haddad

I sat with Dr. Nick Haddad ahead of his evening with us on October 15th to chat about bombs, indictments, and burning wetlands… you know, butterfly basics.  

Oct 3, 2019

Recruiting New Team Sourdough Members

We don't yet have a full understanding of the microbes that make our daily breads, even though humans have been making breads for over 10,000 years!  That's why Dr. Erin McKenney and Prof. Rob Dunn are recruiting members to Team Sourdough.

Sep 18, 2019

Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners for 2019. Richard Reich and Keith Shoemaker are honored for their contributions to agriculture in North Carolina and beyond.

Sep 13, 2019

If You Build It, They Will Come: Saving the Carolina Madtom

Carolina madtoms are catfish native to only two rivers in North Carolina facing a steep decline. The short-term answer? Madtom motels.

Aug 27, 2019

Endangered Woodrats Recover After Exotic Predator Expulsion

Applied Ecology and NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit post-doc, Michael Cove, used camera traps to assess how woodrats would recover after feral cats and Burmese pythons were removed from Key Largo.

Aug 20, 2019

Revised and Expanded Pond Management Guide Published

The guide has comprehensive information and resources on managing ponds for recreational fishing, as well as a variety of related issues.