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Department of Applied Ecology

The Sweet-APPS team sitting at a table

Nov 22, 2022

Sweet-APPS Yielding Sweet Success

From deploying innovative sensors to creating productive relationships with stakeholders, the Sweetpotato Analytics for Produce Provenance and Scanning project has had a rewarding first two years. 

brown-furred marten with grey ears is perched on the branch of a pine tree

Nov 7, 2022

Carnivore Gut Microbes Offer Insight Into Health of Wild Ecosystems

The work highlights an emerging tool that will allow researchers and wildlife managers to assess the health of wild ecosystems. 

Emily Oven holds snake under study

Nov 3, 2022

Scientists Monitor Emerging Fungal Disease in Snakes

NC State researchers track an emerging infectious disease in small snakes. 

Triangle deer are under study

Nov 1, 2022

Scientists Track Triangle Deer to Learn How They Deal With Development

NC State researchers are tracking white-tailed deer as they move around cities, suburbs and rural areas in the Triangle. 

a woman holding a large striped bass

Oct 21, 2022

StriperHub to Receive Over $1.4M to Grow Striped Bass Aquaculture Program

Led by North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina State University, StriperHub is a multi-partner and multi-regional collaborative project to support the development of a sustainable striped bass aquaculture industry in the United States. 

a mother bear and cub rest on a beach

Sep 26, 2022

Gut Microbiomes Help Bears With Very Different Diets Reach the Same Size

The study offers insights that will inform wildlife management. 

farmers working in a field

Sep 23, 2022

Interdisciplinary Grant Strengthens Agricultural Workforce

Catherine LePrevost is leading an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional program that creates a pathway for undergraduate students from agricultural backgrounds to become care providers, educators and researchers working in farmworker health and safety.   

A ramshorn snail feeding

Sep 15, 2022

Saving a Magnificent Snail

A team of applied ecology researchers have the plan and resources to bring the magnificent ramshorn back before it's too late. 

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. 

Bumble bee on a flower

Jun 13, 2022

Shorter, Wider Flowers May Transmit More Parasites to Bees

Flower shape has the biggest effect on parasite transmission to bees, according to a new study.