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Eleanor Spicer Rice, CALS alum, author and ant expert

Sep 18, 2017

Want to Get “Ants”-y? CALS Alum at Quail Ridge Books

CALS alumna Eleanor Spicer Rice will fill you in on your closest — and tiniest — neighbors. 

University Director Harry Daniels of Applied Ecology

Aug 7, 2017

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. 

Ph.D. zoology researcher Elsita Keikebusch

May 12, 2017

Conserving Butterflies: Elsita Kiekebusch

Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch combines a passion for preservation with a love of insects. 

Dr. Rob Dunn just published a new book about the risks of lack of biodiversity in food.

Mar 17, 2017

Yes, We Might Have No Bananas

Rob Dunn's newest book, "Never Out of Season," examines the risks of a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology. 

CALS researchers harvest Striped Bass fry (eggs) at NC State's Pamlico Aquaculture Field Lab in Aurora, N.C.

Dec 4, 2016

Extension Connections, Big Results

There’s a direct connection between Assistant Professor Benjamin Reading’s bass research and the tremendous early success of an Aurora fish hatchery – thanks to Aquaculture Extension Agent Mike Frinsko. 

CALS researcher Dr. Benjamin Reading at NC State's Pamlico Aquaculture Field Lab in Aurora, N.C.

Nov 16, 2016

Genetic Puzzle-Solver Wins Early Career Honor

A new research award aids Benjamin Reading in his pursuit of solutions to a problem that has puzzled scientists for generations. 

Morgan Malone in front of a field

May 18, 2016

AgPack Strong: Farm Life, Big City

Recent graduate Morgan Malone found an agriculture career path inside a bustling state capital. 

Apr 15, 2016

‘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. 

Microbe

Feb 2, 2016

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.” 

Apr 16, 2015

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.