applied ecology

Feb 21, 2020

Tiny Tents on Campus are Bee Research at Work

College of Natural Resources student Kirsten Keleher collects insect data for a research project about ground-nesting insects and bees. She's working with Applied Ecology assistant professor Elsa Youngsteadt on the project.

Jan 22, 2020

Target: Healthy, Strong Bee Populations

Mario Simon Pinilla-Gallego's research focuses on understanding gut pathogens in bees to maintain healthy and strong pollinator populations.

Jan 17, 2020

Researching Climate Change Effects in Costa Rica

Applied Ecology student Ana Meza Salazar is looking at how climate change might alter stream ecosystems in Costa Rica via acidification.

Jan 17, 2020

How Do You Count Fish in a Creek?

Counting fish in a quickly flowing creek or river presents some obvious challenges. As any angler will tell you, most fish are pretty good at not being caught. So how can scientists reliably count fish in these ecosystems?

Jan 9, 2020

Citizen Scientists Help Solve Ant Enigma

Where did these ants come from, anyway?

Nov 6, 2019  |  Research

Emerging Research Showcase Connects Faculty with Partners

In October, seven faculty members presented their innovative food animal research to potential industry partners at the second Emerging Research Showcase.

Mar 20, 2019

U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

If you’re like the American citizen scientists who reported information about their home climate, you keep your home as close as possible to the outdoor climate of west central Kenya, according to a new paper by Applied Ecology's Rob Dunn and Lauren Nichols.

Feb 8, 2019

Extreme Events And Caribbean Fisheries: Ph.D. Student Bonnie Myers

Growing up hiking the Ozark Mountains, Bonnie Myers developed a love of nature and a concern for good stewardship. Now, she's a Ph.D. researcher in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Science Center, studying the impact of climate change on natural resources.

Dec 31, 2018

CALS New Year’s Resolutions

Having a hard time coming up with a New Year’s resolution for 2019? Several faculty members from NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently shared suggestions from their areas of expertise.

Nov 26, 2018

Drones Help Find, ID And Count Marine Megafauna

New research from the Department of Applied Ecology demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species, a valuable platform for scientists studying sharks, sea turtles and other marine megafauna.