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Graduate Student Profiles

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… 

Oct 28, 2022

Jen Ile wins SAF Poster Award

Jen Ile’s poster won second place award at the 2022 Society of American Foresters National Convention in Baltimore. We asked Jen a few questions, so you can learn more about… 

NC State gateway at sunset - Grant Will Fund Climate Resilience Strategies for Frontline Communities in the Carolinas - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 27, 2022

Graduate Fellowship Awards

The following fellowships are awarded every year to outstanding graduate students. The Global Change Graduate Fellows Program is designed to train the next generation of global change scientists by providing… 

Dominic Manz - 2021 APSAF Conference Best Poster Presentation: Dominic Manz - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 11, 2022

2021 APSAF Conference Best Poster Presentation: Dominic Manz

Brief summary of the 2021 APSAF Conference (in 2022): I was awarded the best poster presentation at this year’s meeting of the Appalachian Chapter of the Society of American Foresters… 

Feb 17, 2022

Celebrating Black Excellence: Tira Beckham is Tackling Climate Change

Beckham, a graduate student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is studying the socio-political barriers to climate resilience in low-income, rural, inland communities. 

Doris Duke Scholar Daniel Choi - Doris Duke Conservation Scholar: Five Questions with Daniel Choi - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Sep 17, 2021

Doris Duke Conservation Scholar: Five Questions with Daniel Choi

Choi, who graduated in May 2021 with a master’s degree in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology, reflects on his experience in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and discusses his plans for the future. 

Giacomo on a Bike - Meet Giacomo Fagan - Forestry and Environmental Resources Department at NC State

Aug 4, 2021

Meet Giacomo Fagan

Giacomo Fagan has accomplished a lot during this time at NC State, which he credits to being the College of Natural Resources CONNECT program. 

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… 

Norman poses and smiles in woods - Forestry Student Overcomes Challenges to Shine as Research Assistant - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

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. 

Lauren Pharr in woods - Black Excellence: Wildlife Biologist Lauren Pharr - NC State University College of Natural Resources Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Feb 3, 2021

Black Excellence: Wildlife Biologist Lauren Pharr

Pharr is a masters student researching bird health.