environmental sciences

Feb 24, 2016

106 countries and counting: NC State’s world-renowned vermicompost expert

“There are 25,000 worms in that building behind you,” North Carolina State University’s extension specialist Rhonda Sherman says with a proud smile. It’s not a large-scale infestation; it’s good science at work.

Mar 31, 2015

Burkholder honored for fisheries conservation

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, CALS Department of Applied Ecology, received the Fred A. Harris Fisheries Conservation Award, the highest honor given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Aug 26, 2014

Floating Classroom

It’s time for a cool change as a CAAE outreach program takes youngsters out on the water for lessons in aquatic ecology.

Apr 30, 2014

Functional Aesthetics: CALS students create green roof at retirement community

At the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a project from four students in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering conveyed the symposium’s message of how research at N.C. State contributes to the greater good of North Carolina and areas beyond.

Feb 12, 2014

Research to focus on redhorse, Pee Dee River

Scientists from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will lead an effort to better understand the impact that changes in habitat and water quality are having on fish, mussels and crayfish in the Pee Dee River in North […]

Jan 22, 2014

Lindbo honored for mentoring Wake County Envirothon teams

Dr. David L. Lindbo, professor and Extension specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Soil Science, was named 2013 Envirothon Mentor of the Year by the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

Nov 15, 2012

Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research

The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career.

Jul 30, 2012

Inaugural Horticultural Science Summer Institute is an activity-packed success

This summer, 15 high-school sophomores and juniors found out what it’s like to study horticultural science at N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Apr 30, 2012

Dr. Randy Rose Memorial Garden dedicated

The garden is part of the scenic plaza in front of the Toxicology Building, home of the department where Rose, an internationally renowned toxicologist, taught and conducted research beneficial to human health.

Apr 19, 2012

Environmentalist Tom Quay, one of the first to receive a Ph.D. from N.C. State, has died

Dr. Thomas L. Quay, professor emeritus of zoology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died April 16 at the age of 97.