Research

Apr 3, 2020

Fermentology Mini-Seminars

Join us for a series of short talks (20 minutes on average, some shorter, some a little longer) for anyone hungry for the culture, history and science of your foods at home.

Mar 26, 2020

A Primer On and Conversation About the Biology and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the Virus That Causes Covid-19

Many words have been written about coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Yet, for as much as its story has dominated news cycles and changed all of our lives, very little is being said about its biology and, specifically, its evolution.

Mar 25, 2020

Introducing April Sharp, our Dragonfly Pond Works Scholar!

April is an Applied Ecology minor, studying environmental sciences and entomology. She is researching the composition and distribution of aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Mar 11, 2020

How Do You Measure Nutrient Uptake In A Creek?

How quickly nutrients are used in rivers and streams is an important measure of ecosystem health, and this is how we do it.

Feb 6, 2020

‘StriperHub’ Will Address Seafood Deficit

The recently funded Sea Grant StriperHUB (NOAA) centered in North Carolina will develop striped bass as a candidate aquaculture species to strengthen the domestic seafood industry and boost the economies of coastal and rural communities of the U.S.

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.

Oct 31, 2019

The Rocky Egg Mass Picture Show

Insect egg masses indicate stream health and are egg-stream-ly beautiful.