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May 17, 2024

FER @ National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The FER Department had four outstanding students that represented the college in this past National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held in Long Beach, CA. This conference allows selected students…

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…

Apr 5, 2024

The climate crisis stokes Gen Z anxiety

By: Sydney Zimmerman Riley McClanahan came to North Carolina State University having endless dreams for her future. Now as a senior, she is leaving with fear and hesitation to create…

Apr 5, 2024

Rania Hassan ’19 is Helping Shape NC’s Environmental Policies

Hassan, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and a concentration in environmental policy, now works as a policy assistant for the North Carolina Governor’s Office.

A pollen cloud floating in the air.

Apr 1, 2024

Seasonal Allergies Are Back, But Don’t Blame All Trees For Your Pollen Problems

Certain trees produce more pollen than others, according to NC State professor Robert Bardon.

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 1, 2024

Estela Garcia: My Favorite Freshwater Species’ Are the Ones with No Brain and No Eyes

If there’s one thing I know about fieldwork now, it’s that it is unpredictable and never guaranteed… And that field work is usually followed with lots of lab work! I’m…

Atlantic Forest in Brazil - 3 Reasons Why Forest Carbon Offsets Don't Always Work - Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University

Jan 31, 2024

3 Reasons Why Forest Carbon Offsets Don’t Always Work

The success of a forest carbon offset project ultimately relies on its ability to conserve forests — a difficult task in today’s world.

View of campus thrift store - Jaxon Davis: Campus Thrift Store - A Sustainable Fashion Experience on NCSU's Campus - Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University

Jan 26, 2024

Jaxon Davis: Campus Thrift Store – A Sustainable Fashion Experience on NCSU’s Campus

Did you know that 72% of college students use fast fashion outlets as their primary source for clothes? This fall, I set out to change that statistic on NC State’s campus.…

Fraser firs at Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm in Watauga County, outside Boone. - What Can You Expect at a North Carolina Christmas Tree Lot This Year - Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University

Nov 21, 2023

What Can You Expect at a North Carolina Christmas Tree Lot This Year?

 What Can You Expect at a Christmas Tree Lot This Year?  The holidays are approaching fast. What can Christmas tree shoppers expect as they go out in the coming weeks to find the perfect tree? To find out, we spoke with Jamie Bookwalter, a mountain conifer extension specialist at NC State, to get the inside scoop…