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.
Sky-high climate change reshapes wildflower communities
I toppled a powerful nation's economy, wooed the god of the underworld, cost newlyweds thousands of dollars every year, and am right outside your front door. Who am I?
Increased Yeast Yields Bakethrough on Swelling Starters
Why do some starters rise to the challenge while others fall flat? This question–and how best to answer it–troubled Dr. Erin McKenney during her postdoctoral research.
Applied Ecology Releases New Strategic Plan
The Department of Applied Ecology has launched a strategic plan effective through 2024.
Where Have All the Big Bees Gone?
Big-bodied bees, like carpenters, are everywhere in the spring. Yet, now that summer has entered its full swing, carpenter bees have seemingly disappeared. Is this cause for concern?
Federal-University Partnerships, Renewed Funding Boost Climate Research
With five new university consortium partners and a renewed five-year funding award, NC State University will continue to host the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center.