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.
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.
‘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.