Research

Sep 9, 2021

What Are Those Bug Tents Along the Greenway?

Have you noticed these tents along the greenway this summer? They're applied ecology in action with Sarah Parsons and Elsa Youngsteadt!

Aug 23, 2021

Climate Change-Induced Droughts Alter Animal-Driven Nutrient Cycles in Alpine Ponds

A new study by Jared and Brad as found that animal-driven nutrient flows critical to the functioning of pond ecosystems are under increasing threat from climate change.

Jul 10, 2021

$4 million used to rehouse endangered mussels in path of I-540 extension project

This conservation effort lead by Greg Cope et al. will help preserve mussel diversity – and keep our waters clean.

Jul 9, 2021

Greg Cope Recognized With Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society’s Meritorious Service Award

Congratulations to Greg Cope for being recognized with the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society's Meritorious Service Award.

Jun 14, 2021

The Evolution of Good Taste

Differences between the elemental composition of foods and the elemental needs of animals can explain the development of pleasing tastes like salty, umami and sweet. Learn more about this Applied Ecology research!

Jun 11, 2021

Linnea Andersen Inducted as a 2021 AIARD Future Leader Fellow

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Linnea Andersen for being selected as a 2021 Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) Future Fellow!

Jun 7, 2021

New Research Measures Economic Losses from Further Declines in Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary

A new interdisciplinary report by Jie Cao and colleagues predicts the economic losses coastal communities in NC can expect over the next decade.

May 19, 2021

Watch the Spring 2021 Applied Ecology Minors Research Symposia

Watch the graduating class of 2021 applied ecology minor students present their research experiences.

Apr 29, 2021

Emily Nastase Awarded NCAUG Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology master's student, Emily Nastase, for her North Carolina ArcGIS Users Group (NCAUG) Graduate Scholarship!

Apr 12, 2021

Parasites are Going Extinct. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them.

National Geographic covers Dr. Skylar Hopkins et al.'s work on the global parasite conservation plan.