Stories From 2024

Jun 17, 2024

USGS North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Gather for Coordinating Meeting, Collazo and Cooperative Research Unit Recognized

The coordinating body of the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CRU) met in-person for the first time in five years at North Carolina State University, the CRU’s host university. The unit had much to celebrate, as Professor […]

Jun 5, 2024

Khara Grieger named co-Director of Outreach and Advocacy for the Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein

The Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein has launched at North Carolina State University. The Bezos Earth Fund awarded NC State $30 million over five years to lead a center of excellence to create a biomanufacturing hub for dietary proteins that […]

Jun 5, 2024

New Aquatic Conservation Laboratory Opens at Yates Mill

The environment just got a little more hospitable for some threatened and endangered aquatic species in North Carolina thanks to the grand opening of the Yates Mill Aquatic Conservation Laboratory.

May 30, 2024

NC State Graduate Student Bianca Jimenez Wins NSF Fellowship To Support Her Bee Research

Bianca Jimenez, an NC State graduate student in applied ecology, will use a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study a parasite in bee species. The prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of funding for outstanding […]

May 10, 2024

Full Circle: Undergraduate Student Returns to Youth Science Program that Sparked Career Path

Maya Hardison can list kayaking as one of her many professional skills thanks to an NC State University camp she participated in five years ago. As an eighth grader, Hardison was introduced to aquatic science through the Falls Lake Forensic […]

May 10, 2024

Three Faculty Promoted to Associate Professor, Extension Professor

Heartfelt congratulations were extended early Tuesday morning, April 30 to Applied Ecology faculty Jie Cao, Catherine LePrevost, and Elsa Youngsteadt as their promotions were announced to the department. Cao and Youngsteadt are being promoted to associate professor with tenure. LePrevost […]

Apr 22, 2024

Celebrating Connection: Applied Ecology Turns 10

Faculty, staff and students from the Department of Applied Ecology recently celebrated 10 years as a department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Apr 16, 2024

Grieger awarded STEPS Center Broadening Participation Medal

Khara Grieger, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at NC State, has been awarded the STEPS Center Broadening Participation Medal. This award recognizes efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the Center. The NSF-funded STEPS (Science and Technologies […]

Apr 8, 2024

Buckel Named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Jeff Buckel of Applied Ecology is one of twelve professors in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor. The professorship is one of the college’s highest honors, created to recognize outstanding scholars, […]

Apr 4, 2024

Renowned Entomologist Delivers Department Seminar on Honey Bee Health

The Department of Applied Ecology welcomed Marla Spivak, Distinguished McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, March 28. A world-renowned entomologist, Spivak studies honey bee and pollinator health, including breeding and genetics, social immunity, community ecology, and landscape […]