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Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Nov 17, 2022

2022 Joseph E. and Robin C. Hightower Award Winner, Emily Nastase

Emily is a Master’s student in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.  Her thesis is focused on investigating the long-term decline of Henslow’s Sparrows (Centronyx henslowii) in North Carolina. The sparrow… 

Sep 6, 2022

Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Summer in Bhutan

During a seven week summer program, Matthew Fancisco was immersed in the rich culture and biodiversity of Bhutan. 

Tiger sharks

Jul 21, 2022

How ‘Shark Week’ Could Inspire Love For Ocean Predators

Findings from a new study indicate positive YouTube videos could be a useful tool for shark conservation. 

LWCTeamWithAwards - Southeastern Wildlife Conclave - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

May 11, 2022

Southeastern Wildlife Conclave

This past April, NC State’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, also known as the Leopold Wildlife Club, joined 16 other student chapters at the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave. The event, held… 

NC State student LP Mancini holds a caecilian in the Amazon rainforest - What It's Like to Study Tropical Wildlife in South America - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 30, 2022

What It’s Like to Study Tropical Wildlife in South America

NC State students LP Mancini and Martina Nordstrand reflect on their recent study abroad trip in Ecuador as part of the FW405/595: Tropical Wildlife Ecology course. 

A group of NC State students in the Amazon rainforest - From the Andes to the Amazon - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 28, 2022

From the Andes to the Amazon

NC State students traveled to South America over spring break to conduct wildlife research and more. 

Gray fox - Tree Cover Helps Gray Foxes Coexist With Coyotes in the Country - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 21, 2022

Tree Cover Helps Gray Foxes Coexist With Coyotes in the Country

Preserving tree cover may be essential in helping the gray fox survive with coyotes in rural areas, according to a new study from NC State researchers. 

Northern bobwhite nest, hidden in groundcover and filled with many white eggs - Does Prescribed Fire Threaten Quail Nests? - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 9, 2022

Does Prescribed Fire Threaten Quail Nests?

In a three-year study at Fort Bragg, NC State researchers examined the relationships between the timing of prescribed fires, the risk of nest destruction and the predictors of nest site selection in the presence of prescribed fires. 

Researchers are studying ghost forests in North Carolina. - Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Jan 26, 2022

Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests

Findings from the study could help researchers identify coastal landscapes in transition from forest to marsh or open water – and in need of help. 

NC State Graduate Student Matt Snider - NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 24, 2022

NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa

Matt Snider, a doctoral student, is conducting camera trap studies at Kasanka National Park in Zambia to better understand the effects of habitat loss and to combat poaching.