Announcing 2020-2021 Doris Duke Scholars
We are excited to announce the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars for 2020-2021! EmmaLee Hovander, Zoology Jaren Baluyot, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Reese Dorroh, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Nina Esquerdo, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Graduate Student Mentor: Kate […]
Grace Lackmann: Teaching Through Environmental Engagement on a Barrier Island
Teaching Through Environmental Engagement on a Barrier Island: Education Internship at the Bald Head Island Conservancy The moonlight glanced off the ocean’s gentle waves, the only light illuminating my post on the beach. I brought with me a folding beach […]
An Inside View: Environmental Education
Internships in environmental education are fairly easy to find, but can these positions lead to more than a summer job? Informal educators interact with audiences in a variety of institutions or organizations such as national parks, museums, recycling facilities, aquariums, […]
Parasitic Wasps Are Making A Meal of North Carolina’s Christmas Trees
North Carolina is the country’s second-largest producer and exporter of Christmas trees. But a parasitic wasp is feasting on the seed supply.
A Forest Runs Through It
Since its establishment, Schenck has been managed as a teaching and research site where students learn about forest management and the associated benefits. It has also become a popular recreation spot for Raleigh residents who enjoy its walking trails and picnic areas.
UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology
A new partnership between NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team and Center for Geospatial Analytics will test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can help NC Christmas tree growers more efficiently monitor tree size and health.
Custom Geospatial Tool Helps National Park Service Better Predict Fire Risk on Florida’s River of Grass
In the Everglades’ vast wetlands, fire spread depends on water levels. A custom geospatial tool created at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is helping the National Park Service quickly and easily map water levels––and better manage fires––across south Florida.
Chacos and tacos: Exploring the Landscape and Culture of Arizona by Joshua Pil
“But it’s a dry heat,” my friend, a native to Arizona, said “it’s so much better than North Carolina’s weather.” These are the words that convinced me, with a body comparable to that of a well-insulated penguin, to spend my […]
In the Battle Against a Spreading Forest Disease, Strategy Matters
Predicting and controlling the spread of disease requires the right geospatial tools. At a recent gathering of the Oregon Sudden Oak Death Task Force, over thirty representatives of government, academia, nonprofit groups and the timber industry experimented with two Center for Geospatial Analytics technologies that can help them do just that.
Jasmine Gregory: Water Resources Outreach and Education Internship
Have you ever turned on the tap to wash your hands? Or maybe you’ve gotten a car wash or watered your lawn? Have you ever watched the streets flood with water during a heavy rainfall? Your answer is probably yes. […]