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Jan 29, 2020

Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

Freshly burned longleaf pine forests have more than double the total number of bees and bee species than areas that have not burned in over 50 years, according to new research from North Carolina State University.  

Jan 9, 2020

How To Count Fish In A Creek

Have you ever wondered how scientists estimate the population of fish in rivers and creeks?  This is how we do it!

Dec 30, 2019

Hedge betting climate change to preserve public lands

Envisioning wildlife reserves as portfolios of land parcel ‘assets’ may help protected area managers plan for climate change.  

Dec 6, 2019

From ship ballast to your backyard – citizen scientists solve ant enigma

Many of the ants we see on a daily basis originated from one European population and belong to a single, mysterious species. We only know this due to citizen science efforts, advanced genetic analytical tools, and pecan cookies.

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.

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.