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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. 

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… 

Bradford pear tree in bloom - Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 10, 2022

Bounty Offered on Bradford Pear Trees

Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard while supplies last. 

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. 

Aerial of forests in Great Smoky Mountains. - During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 3, 2022

During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream

Increased water use by upstream mountain forests could leave less water for other forests, cities and wildlife during drought. 

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. 

Tiger - Transforming Data into Conservation - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 25, 2022

Transforming Data into Conservation

NC State’s Roland Kays is helping address big data problems in wildlife conservation. 

Jan 4, 2022

Ian Snyder: My Experience looking for the Neuse River Waterdog

Have you ever in your lifetime been able to go to a pristine stream in central and eastern North Carolina, and been able to wade in the water and see… 

Animal movement data from Movebank - Wildlife scientists are solving big data problems to track animals around the globe - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Dec 15, 2021

Wildlife scientists are solving big data problems to track animals around the globe

An NC State researcher led a study on Movebank, a system for analyzing, visualizing and storing wildlife tracking data. 

Christmas Tree Farm - Why Christmas Trees Smell Good - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 13, 2021

Why Christmas Trees Smell Good

Pine, fir and spruce trees produce chemical compounds that emit aromas when exposed to room temperature.