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Mar 22, 2024

Camera traps help researchers explain animal behavior during global COVID-19 lockdowns

A new collaborative study using thousands of cameras around the world reveals how animal behavior changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the study sheds light on how animal behavior was influenced by changes in human behavior during pandemic lockdowns. Led by the University of British Columbia, the study used data from over 5,000 camera traps…

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Mar 7, 2024

Improving Wood Products Could Be a Key to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Harnessing the ability of wood products to store carbon even after harvest could have a significant effect on greenhouse gas emissions and change commonly accepted forestry practices, a new study from NC State researchers suggests. The new study published in the journal Carbon Balance and Management uses carbon storage modeling to link the carbon stored in…

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Feb 28, 2024

No Trees at Sea

Sandy Wright ‘67 recounts his time at sea with fellow classmates as they embarked on secret voyages to safeguard the United States from nuclear war. 

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Feb 14, 2024

Five Questions with Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

NC State’s Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative envisions a future where people, ecosystems and economies are more resilient in the face of rapid social and environmental change. We spoke with Goodnight Distinguished Professor and CRSI Director Erin Seekamp and Professor and Director of the Blue Economy Innovation Program Chris Osburn about the CRSI’s background, growth and how the initiative catalyzes transformation in a changing climate.

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Jan 22, 2024

New Scholarship Paves Trail for Future Park Rangers

A scholarship established by Rebecca Harriett ’79 and her husband will support College of Natural Resources students interested in working at state or national parks.

Logan Jones - Logan Jones Takes a Swing to Expand His Experience - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Dec 6, 2023

Logan Jones Takes a Swing to Expand His Experience

Logan Jones recently completed an NC State Online degree program. Currently with the Chicago White Sox, Jones travels often and found the online format helpful as he continued his educational journey. Read more about Jones’ experiences with NC State Online!

Fraser firs at Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm in Watauga County, outside Boone - What Can You Expect at a North Carolina Christmas Tree Lot This Year? - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Nov 21, 2023

What Can You Expect at a North Carolina Christmas Tree Lot This Year?

 What Can You Expect at a Christmas Tree Lot This Year?  The holidays are approaching fast. What can Christmas tree shoppers expect as they go out in the coming weeks to find the perfect tree? To find out, we spoke with Jamie Bookwalter, a mountain conifer extension specialist at NC State, to get the inside scoop…

Dr. Kelly Meiklejohn - NC State Researchers Create First Genetic Database of North Carolina Black Bears - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Nov 7, 2023

NC State Researchers Create First Genetic Database of North Carolina Black Bears

Through genotyping, the interdisciplinary team provides the ‘bear’ necessities for officials to identify animals involved in law enforcement investigations and help manage wild black bear populations.

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Nov 6, 2023

New Model Adds Human Reactions to Flood Risk Assessment

By taking human adaptation into account, a new land change model offers a more realistic assessment of flood risk.

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Oct 18, 2023

Greener Neighborhoods Can Protect Us – at the Cellular Level

A new study finds that greenspace in urban environments has a positive impact on a key genetic marker associated with exposure to stress.