Stories From 2019

Aug 12, 2019

Los Trituradores No Dan la Talla en los Ríos Urbanos

Imagínese una hoja grande que flota en un arroyo: la temperatura del agua y el aire, la química del agua, los microbios, los insectos, el flujo del agua, la carga de sedimentos y la forma del canal del arroyo afectan la velocidad de descomposición de la hoja.

Aug 9, 2019

Missing Shredders Can’t Cut It in Urban Streams

Decomposition is a team sport that requires nearly every player in an ecosystem, biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living), to work together. Prof. Alonso Ramirez's latest work measures decomposition rates in urban and rural streams.

Aug 7, 2019

Brendan Runde Awarded Conservation Leadership Scholarship

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation scholarship program helps hundreds of North Carolina students pursue their dreams of studying and working in the conservation field.  

Aug 5, 2019

Elle Allen’s Micrograph Selected for the Journal of Phycology Cover

Her micrograph is from the center's latest research that describes a new genus and species of toxic cyanobacteria, the Odorella benthonica, which was discovered in an aqueduct outside of Los Angeles, California.

Jul 26, 2019  |  Scholarships and Awards

April Lamb Awarded Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarship

Applied Ecology master’s student, April Lamb, received the Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarship for Females in Fisheries. 

Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Wilson Laney Awarded Conservationist of the Year

Applied Ecology adjunct faculty member, Dr. Wilson Laney, has been recognized as the Conservationist of the Year by the Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards.  The prestigious award is the highest natural resource honor given in the state.

Jul 19, 2019  |  Research

Sky-high climate change reshapes wildflower communities

I toppled a powerful nation's economy, wooed the god of the underworld, cost newlyweds thousands of dollars every year, and am right outside your front door.  Who am I?

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

Jul 10, 2019  |  Research

Increased Yeast Yields Bakethrough on Swelling Starters

Why do some starters rise to the challenge while others fall flat?  This question–and how best to answer it–troubled Dr. Erin McKenney during her postdoctoral research.

Jun 27, 2019  |  Impact

Applied Ecology Releases New Strategic Plan

The Department of Applied Ecology has launched a strategic plan effective through 2024.