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DEPARTMENT NEWS More News
Apr 3, 2019
Meet Winners of NC State’s 2019 Sustainability Awards
Here are this year’s honorees for outstanding sustainability achievements.
Mar 19, 2019
Triangle Bird Count To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife
Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers.
Mar 25, 2019
How Tree Diversity Regulates Invading Forest Pests
A study of U.S. forests reveals relationships between tree diversity and pest diversity. Results could help improve forest monitoring.
Mar 6, 2019
Transcription Factor Network Gets to Heart of Wood Formation
Research from NC State’s Forest Biotechnology Group has applications in timber, paper and biofuels, as well as healthier forests.