Graduate Student Profiles

Oct 15, 2020

Introducing this year’s FER Global Change Fellows

Each year, graduate students passionate about climate change impacts can participate in an inclusive, supportive program as a Global Change Fellow. The Global Change Graduate Fellows Program is a multi-disciplinary program sponsored by NC State and USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation […]

May 4, 2020

FER Graduate Fellowship Awards

The following fellowships are awarded every year to outstanding graduate students in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.  Awards carry prestige and a cash award of $500 each. The Namkoong Family Graduate Fellowship promotes scholarship and ethics in forestry and conservation. Dr. Gene Namkoong was […]

Mar 16, 2020

Cardinal Capture Project

Cardinal Capture: researching potential effects of Urban Noise and Light Pollution on Avian Health  Past studies have observed numerous effects of noise and light pollution on neighboring wildlife in urban settings. Specifically with birds, who serve as a great indicator […]

Apr 10, 2019

Grad Student Profile – Luis Ibarra

Luis Ibarra is working on a PhD in Forestry and Environmental Resources under the direction of Dr. Gary Hodge in CAMCORE. His interests in forestry stem from a childhood in a forested region of the south of Chile, called Lake […]

Mar 4, 2019

Grad Student Profile – Kyle Goeke Dee

Grad Student Profile – Kyle Goeke Dee I grew up just outside of Washington, D.C. in northern Virginia. Growing up in the suburbs adjacent to a large city, my exposure to natural ecosystems was limited and I didn’t truly begin […]

Feb 18, 2019

Austin Thomas – Doctoral Student

Austin Thomas, a second year PhD student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is studying plant response to insect damage, particularly adelgids on Eastern Hemlock and Fraser Fir.  He chose to come to NC State and to work under Dr. […]

Sep 4, 2018

Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – For Science

Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities.

Mar 27, 2018

New Research Shows Water Use Impacted by the Shape of Our Cities

Georgina Sanchez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using geospatial analytics to understand water demand in the Southeast. Her latest findings: urban developments with simpler shapes use less water.

Feb 23, 2018

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Decreased Invertebrate Diversity

Removing almost all of the woody debris on the ground after timber cutting can open the door to red imported fire ant colonization, according to in-depth studies in managed forests in North Carolina and Georgia. Researchers with North Carolina State […]

Jan 26, 2018

Graduate Student Spotlight and Global Change Fellow: Matthew Stillwagon

Each month, Forestry and Environmental Resources highlights a current student who represent the diverse and involved student population within the department. This month, February, the spotlight focuses on, Matthew Stillwagon.  Matthew is a doctoral student with Dr. Marcelo Ardon and is […]