Michelle Jewell

Jun 17, 2020

What Is Causing Caribbean Rainforests To Dry Out?

In 2015, the Caribbean experienced the most severe and widespread drought ever recorded in 50 years, giving researchers an opportunity to study the causes and effects.

Jun 13, 2020

How PFAS May Be Threatening The Conservation Of An Imperiled Fish

Robust redhorses are extremely rare fish and a recent study found that their home river is contaminated with PFAS.

Jun 5, 2020

PFAS Present Throughout The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

Applied Ecology researchers found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain.

May 15, 2020

FiCli: The Fish and Climate Change Database

Climate change affects fish globally. Yet, a comprehensive, online public database of how climate change has impacted inland fishes worldwide did not exist, until now. 

May 7, 2020

How To Promote Shade Coffee Farming In Puerto Rico

Like many other communities in the United States, farming on Puerto Rico is a challenging balance between protecting crops from climate change, supporting conservation, and maximizing capital. New research shows how coffee farmers make decisions on which crops to grow and what can be done to encourage shade farming practices.

May 5, 2020

Courtney Smith Receives Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to Courtney Smith for receiving an Undergraduate Research Award to study pollinators with Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt this summer!

Apr 24, 2020

Why Do People Care For Sourdough?

The lasted Fermentology mini-seminar was hosted by author and historian Matthew Booker, who used his family's history of sourdough to speculate about why people carry sourdough cultures with them around the world and down through generations. 

Apr 21, 2020

The 2020 Applied Ecology Minor Symposium

The applied ecology minor students presented their independent research projects this past week. View the full symposium here.

Apr 20, 2020

Is Six Feet Enough? Sometimes, Maybe

As part of a continuing series of conversations about COVID–19 Prof. Rob Dunn sat virtually with Prof. Linsey Marr, Prof. Matt Koci, and Prof. Jack Gilbert to chat about the six feet rule.

Apr 17, 2020

Seeking Wild Sourdough

Watch above for the first Fermentology mini-seminar where Lauren Nichols and Dr. Erin McKenney introduced Wild Sourdough.