Department of Applied Ecology

Aug 12, 2020  |  Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus: Buckel Inducted into Research Leadership Academy

Jeff Buckel studies economically and ecologically important fish to ensure good fishing for decades to come. He was one of six professors inducted into the University’s Research Leadership Academy in 2020. The Research Leadership Academy is focused on supporting the professional development of NC State research faculty.

Jul 28, 2020

Applying Insights from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to the Management of Cancer

Professor Rob Dunn sits with Dr. Athena Aktipis to discuss how the secret to treating cancer may lie in the evolutionary biology of all multi-cellular organisms.

Jun 24, 2020

What Is Causing Caribbean Rainforests To Dry Out?

In 2015, the Caribbean experienced the most severe and widespread drought ever recorded in 50 years, giving researchers an opportunity to study the causes and effects.

Jun 5, 2020

PFAS Present Throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

PFAS is in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, researchers find.

Aug 5, 2019

Venus Flytrap Detective: Ph.D. Student Laura Hamon

Applied Ecology Ph.D. student Laura Hamon studies the pollination ecology of the Venus flytrap – including how it's so good at not eating its own pollinators.

Jul 29, 2019

Campus At The Coast

About 150 miles from Raleigh, NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology is offering students unique experiences and furthering the university’s research and outreach mission.

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.

Nov 18, 2018

Reimagining Women in STEM: Ph.D. Student Emily Reed

Former French major Emily Reed didn't think science and math were for her – until she took a molecular and cellular biology course with an excellent female professor.

Oct 29, 2018

Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani Is on the Hunt

How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers.

May 18, 2018

Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That’s one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night.