Stories From 2023

Nov 30, 2023

Rare Ant Species Rediscovered in North Carolina Trees

The discovery is the first time scientists have photographed or collected any males from the elusive species.

Nov 27, 2023

CALS Graduate Student Studies Tiny Bird Species

Emily Nastase, a doctoral student in the Department of Applied Ecology, is uncovering the secret life of Henslow’s Sparrows, a rare, grassland species that only visits two locations in North Carolina every summer.

Oct 24, 2023

A Parasitic Haunting: When Snakes are Eaten From Within

Skylar Hopkins and her Sustainable Health Ecology Lab study snake parasites to gain a better understanding of snake ecology.

Oct 11, 2023

Show Time at the State Fair

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, hear from CALS junior Olivia Mabe, who will be showing her halter-trained heifer at the North Carolina State Fair. Learn what makes a prize-winning cow and why you and your family should take a break from the rides, games and fried treats to check out the exhibition.

Oct 11, 2023

Using Different Flours for Sourdough Fosters Different Bacteria – and Flavors

Using different types of flour fosters distinct bacterial communities, which contribute to the variation of sourdough aromas and flavors.

Sep 28, 2023

Agriculture Workers Digital Equity Initiative Receives NIH Funding

Catherine and collaborators aim to increase agricultural workers’ access to digital health services and emergency communication by improving access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet.

Sep 26, 2023

Black Bear Project is a Roaring Success

The Coastal Black Bear Project is studying black bears in eastern North Carolina and providing students with hands-on research experience.

Sep 25, 2023

Sea Salt is Lethal to Early Life Stages of Three Freshwater Mussel Species

This new study details how salt water intrusion is a threat to the future of freshwater mussels.

Sep 20, 2023

Get Curious with Urban Entomologists

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, learn why the creepy crawlies in our cities are important to the ecosystem.

Sep 11, 2023

Bethany Wager Awarded Conservation Leadership Grant

Congratulations to Bethany for being recognized by the NC Wildlife Federation!