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 […]
The Rocky Egg Mass Picture Show
Insect egg masses indicate stream health and are egg-stream-ly beautiful.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.