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.
‘Winner-Winner’ Behavior May Shape Animal Hierarchies
Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies, from primates to dolphins.
Antiperspirant Alters Skin’s Microbial Ecosystem
Wearing antiperspirant or deodorant doesn’t just affect your social life, it substantially changes the microbial life that lives on you. New research from NC State and others finds that antiperspirant and deodorant can significantly influence both the type and quantity of bacterial life found in the human armpit’s “microbiome.”
Fish Type, Body Size Can Help Predict Nutrient Recycling Rates
NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.