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Department of Applied Ecology

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Apr 22, 2024

Celebrating Connection: Applied Ecology Turns 10

Faculty, staff and students from the Department of Applied Ecology recently celebrated 10 years as a department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Feb 23, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. 

Rebecca Irwin

Feb 12, 2024

Irwin to Study Bee Abundance With Support From Kriz Endowment

With support from the Kriz Faculty Study Leave Endowment, Rebecca Irwin, professor of applied ecology, will return to Colorado later this year to continue studying bee abundance in the Rocky Mountains. 

Graduate student Emily Nastase holding a sparrow in the field

Nov 27, 2023

CALS Graduate Student Studies Tiny Bird Species

Emily Nastase, a doctoral student in the Department of Applied Ecology, is uncovering the secret life of Henslow’s Sparrows, a rare, grassland species that only visits two locations in North Carolina every summer. 

a woman wearing graduation regalia with two men and a woman

Nov 6, 2023

In Their Own Words: CALS First-Generation Faculty and Staff

In recognition of First-Generation Celebration Week, Nov. 6-10, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is recognizing some of its faculty and staff members who were first-generation college students. 

A Northern water snake

Oct 24, 2023

A Parasitic Haunting: When Snakes are Eaten From Within

Skylar Hopkins and her Sustainable Health Ecology Lab study snake parasites to gain a better understanding of snake ecology. 

a camera trap picture of a black bear

Sep 26, 2023

Black Bear Project is a Roaring Success

The Coastal Black Bear Project is studying black bears in eastern North Carolina and providing students with hands-on research experience. 

freshwater mussels in water

Sep 25, 2023

Sea Salt is Lethal to Early Life Stages of Three Freshwater Mussel Species

This new study details how salt water intrusion is a threat to the future of freshwater mussels. 

ants crawling in dirt

Sep 20, 2023

Get Curious with Urban Entomologists

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, learn why the creepy crawlies in our cities are important to the ecosystem. 

Researchers walking upstream in a river in Puerto Rico.

Aug 23, 2023

Mature Female American Eels Located In Caribbean

American eel lifecycles are famously mysterious, but a new study locates and important source of large female eels.