Stories From 2023

Jun 28, 2023

Meet Pollinators That Flap, Creep or Scurry

Bees take center stage during National Pollinator Month. But did you know that not all pollinators buzz?

Jun 28, 2023

Video: Studying Madi’s Mussels

Dive into the Neuse River with Madi Polera and her team as they work to better measure the health of our imperiled and important freshwater mussels.

Jun 26, 2023

Something Old with Something New: Physically and Digitally Meeting Farmworker Health Needs

Farmworkers touch nearly everything on your plate, yet often struggle to access health care and information. Catherine, Emery, and colleagues have created digital literacy tools to help this accessibility issue, using a tried-and-true methods of communication.

Jun 5, 2023

How Studying Poop May Help Us Boost White Rhino Populations

Researchers have identified significant differences in the gut microbiome of female southern white rhinos who are reproducing successfully in captivity, as compared to females who have not reproduced successfully.

Jun 2, 2023

BEESS Spring 2023 Wrap-up

Here's your one-stop-shop for all of the info and links to the BEESS seminars this past semester.

May 31, 2023

David Andow to Lead Applied Ecology

An accomplished ecologist with an extensive international background in agriculture and species conservation will lead the Department of Applied Ecology.

May 20, 2023

Keeping the Bees Buzzing

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn about honey bee health, the honey bee’s role in agriculture, and NC State’s bee research and outreach programs.

May 17, 2023

Newcomers May Change Ecosystem Functions – Or Not

Caddisfly study shows resident species can continue managing ecological processes when similar newcomers move in, but their role changes when newcomers are different.

May 17, 2023

Study Finds Carrying Pollen Heats Up Bumble Bees, Raising New Climate Change Questions

The study raises questions about how bee species will be impacted by a warmer world due to climate change.

May 16, 2023

Science Communicator Makes a Splash

Whether she’s teaching students or swimming with sharks, Michelle Jewell with the Department of Applied Ecology finds inspiring ways to share science.