Impact

Nov 12, 2019

Sharing Sourdough for Science in Denmark

The 2019 Circumference seminar by the Food Organization of Denmark featured contributions to The Sourdough Project led by Prof. Rob Dunn.  The seminar was held as a pre-event to the Food Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.  400 sourdough starters were created […]

Oct 31, 2019

The Rocky Egg Mass Picture Show

Insect egg masses indicate stream health and are egg-stream-ly beautiful.

Oct 28, 2019

“Never Home Alone” and “The Last Butterflies” in Longlist for 2020 AAAS Award

Prof. Rob Dunn's Never Home Alone and adjunct Prof. Nick Haddad's "The Last Butterflies" are among the seven titles longlisted for the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Young Adult Science Books. 

Oct 18, 2019

Undergraduate Research Opportunities for 2019-2020

Here are the current research opportunities in Applied Ecology for undergraduate students. These can also satisfy the AEC492/493 requirement for the Applied Ecology minor.

Oct 10, 2019

New Grant To Address Health Care Inequality For Farmworkers

Applied Ecology and collaborators have secured a three-year, $427,551 health disparities grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine to improve technology and resources available to farmworkers.

Sep 13, 2019

If You Build It, They Will Come: Saving the Carolina Madtom

Carolina madtoms are catfish native to only two rivers in North Carolina facing a steep decline. The short-term answer? Madtom motels.

Aug 27, 2019

Endangered Woodrats Recover After Exotic Predator Expulsion

Applied Ecology and NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit post-doc, Michael Cove, used camera traps to assess how woodrats would recover after feral cats and Burmese pythons were removed from Key Largo.

Aug 20, 2019

Revised and Expanded Pond Management Guide Published

The guide has comprehensive information and resources on managing ponds for recreational fishing, as well as a variety of related issues.

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.