May 4, 2021

2021 FER Graduate Student Award Winners

Davey Award:  Murry Burgess, PhD student in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, working with Dr. Caren Cooper.  Murry’s research examines the effects of natural light-dark cycles and light pollution on barn swallow chick development and metabolic health.  She has published […]

May 3, 2021

Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as ‘Ghost Forest’ Spreads

NC State researchers found natural coastal forests were carbon sources, while the timing of harvest could impact whether coastal timber forests were sinks or sources. The post is part of a series highlighting NC State research into sea-level rise impacts.

Apr 23, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Protecting Aquatic Species through Freshwater Ecology

Cheyana Bassham will graduate in May 2021 with a degree in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology.

Apr 21, 2021

Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds

Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for the deer during summer.

Apr 16, 2021

FER Profile: Terrie Litzenberger

Terrie Litzenberger is the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Technology and Management Program within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University.  She has been teaching three laboratories; Water Quality, Indoor Air Quality and Plants Soils and […]

Apr 15, 2021

Officials, Voters, Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations

An NC State study shows voters and leaders showed more concern about trash in the ocean after kids’ presentations.

Apr 13, 2021

NC State Student Ben Zino is Promoting Wildlife Conservation One Video at a Time

With over 23,000 subscribers, Ben Zino’s YouTube channel is inspiring others to support wildlife conservation.

Mar 29, 2021

How Coastal Forests Are Managed Can Impact Water Cycle

NC State researchers tracked how water moves through wetland pine forests near the North Carolina coast.

Mar 26, 2021

Living Sustainability in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in several ways. We wear masks and social distance whenever we go out, and the way we consume goods and products has changed as well. The information coming out at COVID-19 is new […]

Mar 24, 2021

Forestry Student Overcomes Challenges to Shine as Research Assistant

Forestry and Environmental Resources senior Norman Urbanek is a shining example of how hard work, despite the struggles facing many students in today’s pandemic, pays off.