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May 8, 2024

Chris DePerno Named 2024-25 ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Chris DePerno, a professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2024-25 academic year.

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May 3, 2024

Fueled To Thrive

Wizaso Munthali found her path from Zambia’s environmental protection agency to a Ph.D. and research for a transition towards clean energy.

May 3, 2024

Birdwatching can help students improve mental health, reduce distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not. Birdwatching in particular yielded promising results, with higher gains in subjective well-being and more reduction in distress than more generic nature exposure, such as walks. Because birdwatching is an easily accessible activity, the results…

Apr 26, 2024

Mammals on ‘Sky Islands’ May Be Threatened By Climate Change, Human Development

A new study sheds light on how climate change and human development threaten mammal species living in isolated biodiversity hotspots known as “sky islands.” Researchers placed camera traps throughout Mt. Kenya National Park in East Africa, following the same route up the mountain used by Theodore Roosevelt during his expedition there in 1909. By comparing…

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Apr 10, 2024

Stephanie Jeffries Receives 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Stephanie Jeffries is the recipient of the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Jeffries, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in the College of Natural Resources, is known as an enthusiastic and highly engaging instructor with a strong dedication to innovative and inclusive pedagogy, high-quality undergraduate education, and the success of the whole student.

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Mar 27, 2024

Meet DELTA Faculty Fellow Megan Lupek

DELTA Faculty Fellow Megan Lupek looks forward to working with her cohort to discover more ways to engage with her students and help them find a sense of belonging, community and support in her classroom. Read more about Lupek and her goals for her time in this program!

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…

Mar 22, 2024

New Sustainable Labs Program Launched

The new Sustainable Labs program empowers NC State researchers and lab users to adopt sustainable practices in campus lab spaces.

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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.