applied ecology

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.

Oct 25, 2018

Free Science Party At Hunt Library In November – And You’re Invited

Starting ten years ago, more than 40 NC State scientists began to explore the biodiversity of belly buttons, bedrooms, backyards and more. Now, they're presenting their findings in a decidedly non-traditional format. It's all part of Professor Rob Dunn's new book release, and there will be food (and a science-inspired live soundtrack).

Sep 27, 2018

Peru Partnership Focuses on Aquaculture, Fisheries

A new partnership with Peru will open doors for the country’s aquaculture and fisheries industries while providing unique opportunities for faculty and students.

Aug 21, 2018

Speaking Mattamuskeet – And Saving A Research Project

Applied Ecology’s April Lamb is a graduate student researcher studying invasive carp in North Carolina’s largest natural lake – and learning to translate that research for those who need it.

Jun 12, 2018

How To Break Barriers In Science: Applied Ecology’s Martha Burford Reiskind

Research assistant professor Martha Burford Reiskind noticed that her Ph.D. students felt isolated as they worked on their dissertations. So she started the #45_15 Group, meeting weekly to combine dissertation writing and discussion. Topics range from research interests to professional challenges faced by the mostly female group.

May 14, 2018

“Change-Maker In Medicine”: CALS Alum Brian Forrest, M.D.

When he was sitting in class at CALS, Brian Forrest didn’t yet have a plan to revolutionize primary care medicine. But fast forward 17 years and he’s done exactly that, recently earning "change maker" honors from Medical Economics Magazine.

Oct 25, 2017

The Dean’s Round Table: Facing The Future

CALS Dean Richard Linton gathers a panel of experts on industry, public policy, food processing, farming and more to discuss and debate what may lie ahead for North Carolina and for CALS itself.