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Crystal skippers feeding on morning glories at Fort Macon State Park, NC.

Mar 22, 2023

Youngsteadt Awarded Grant to Conserve Rare Butterflies

Elsa Youngsteadt, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Ecology, received funding to work on a new project funded by a partnership between the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. 

A dog coming out of the water.

Aug 4, 2022

Study Pinpoints ‘Win-Win’ Solutions to Protect Human Health and Conserve Ecosystems

Research examines academic literature to find 46 interventions that would simultaneously benefit humans and the environment. 

two elephants silhouetted against the sunrise

May 10, 2022

Researchers Conduct First Assessment of Metabolites in African Savanna Elephants

The work advances our understanding of the relationship between metabolism and health in these endangered animals. 

a female researcher in a dark cave

Apr 7, 2022

‘Batty’ for Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Sophie Meng, an undergraduate student in applied ecology, went where most people won’t for her research project. 

Dec 2, 2019

PhD Defense Seminar Announcement – Elsita Kiekebusch

Join us in Poe Hall on December 3rd to celebrate Elsita Kiekebusch’s PhD research on butterfly populations. 

Dale Threatt-Taylor in a wooded area.

Apr 19, 2018

AgPack Strong: The Conservation Evangelist

A botany and zoology class in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave Dale Threatt-Taylor an understanding of and passion for conservation. Now, she's a national leader in the field. 

Apr 2, 2012

Student Perspectives: Rachel Turner

In this audio slideshow, CALS senior and aspiring conservation veterinarian Rachel Turner discusses her published research on equine colic as well as an internship that took her to Sri Lanka to work with elephants.