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Christmas tree farm in North Carolina - UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Dec 17, 2019

UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology

A new partnership between NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team and Center for Geospatial Analytics will test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can help NC Christmas tree growers more efficiently monitor tree size and health.

Airboat near fire in Everglades National Park - Custom Geospatial Tool Helps National Park Service Better Predict Fire Risk on Florida's River of Grass - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Dec 5, 2019

Custom Geospatial Tool Helps National Park Service Better Predict Fire Risk on Florida’s River of Grass

In the Everglades’ vast wetlands, fire spread depends on water levels. A custom geospatial tool created at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is helping the National Park Service quickly and easily map water levels––and better manage fires––across south Florida.

A person interacts with Tangible Landscape while another person looks on - In the Battle Against a Spreading Forest Disease, Strategy Matters - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Nov 25, 2019

In the Battle Against a Spreading Forest Disease, Strategy Matters

Predicting and controlling the spread of disease requires the right geospatial tools. At a recent gathering of the Oregon Sudden Oak Death Task Force, over thirty representatives of government, academia, nonprofit groups and the timber industry experimented with two Center for Geospatial Analytics technologies that can help them do just that.

Nov 13, 2019

Renewable Energy Is Key To Stopping Climate Change But Poses Challenge For Wildlife Conservation

NC State professor Chris Moorman examines the environmental impacts of renewable energy development in his recently published book, “Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation.”

Gene Drive - Public Support for Gene Drives in Agriculture Tied to Limits - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Sep 11, 2019

Public Support for Gene Drives in Agriculture Tied to Limits

First public survey on agricultural gene drives shows consumer support – within limits.

Bumble Bee - Children Prefer Faraway Wildlife to Local Nature - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Jul 30, 2019

Children Prefer Faraway Wildlife to Local Nature

Children in both rural and urban areas prefer faraway animals to local wildlife.

Visualization - Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease? - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

May 20, 2019

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

Participants don't need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees.

Apr 17, 2019

FER Professor Wins NSF Grant for Project Studying Agricultural Land Use

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources Professor, Dr. Erin Sills, was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program for her research, “Land-Climate-Water…

Bird on a Box - Triangle Bird Count To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 19, 2019

Triangle Bird Count To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife

Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers.

Tree - Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?