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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.