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Sep 6, 2019
Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Helps Turn NC State Research into Real-World Solutions
The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is helping six researchers turn their discoveries into market-ready solutions.
May 20, 2019
Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?
Participants don’t need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees.
Jul 30, 2019
Children Prefer Faraway Wildlife to Local Nature
Children in both rural and urban areas prefer faraway animals to local wildlife.
May 9, 2019
How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests
Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. To find out what it means for birds, researchers went to North Carolina’s Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, compared to the Everglades and Serengeti for its biodiversity.