Student Spotlight

Nov 7, 2022

What NC’s Growing White-Tailed Deer Population Means for Drivers, Hunting and the Species’ Survival

This feature by WUNC details Mikiah and Nathan's research on urban white-tailed deer.

Jul 29, 2022

My Science Communication Summer at NC State

This guest post by Morgan Chavis details her summer science communication experience with SE-CASC and Applied Ecology.

Jul 26, 2022

A Snakey Situation

This guest post by visiting science communication Morgan Chavis details some of the parasite work being conducted by Alex Nelson.

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.

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.

Mar 25, 2021

What’s Killing Weakfish?

Natural mortality — not fishing — has kept weakfish stock in decline. Read more about Jacob's Krause's research on this important species.

Mar 13, 2021

Connecting the Spots for Conservation of Key Deer

Applied Ecology minor student, Julia Jacobs, has pubished her work on Key deer conservation. Congratulations, Julia!

Jan 7, 2021

The Future of Wilderness

This student post by Bradley Allf asks what is the wilderness of the future? What is the future of conservation sentiment? And how will our stories and imaginations be impacted by the changes we make to wilderness? 

Nov 25, 2020

Robots, Honey Bees, and Disease: Three Perspectives on the Next Thousand Years of Pollination

Most of our foods come from a few pollinator species, and with the rise of several global generation challenges, undergraduate Sarah Krementz asks, what does the future of pollination look like in 100 or 1000 years?

Nov 19, 2020

Watch the 2020 Applied Ecology Minor Research Symposia

Congratulations to the 2020 Applied Ecology minors for these great talks! Watch them all here.