2020 Promoted and Tenured Faculty
Promotion and tenure mark major milestones in the academic lives of NC State faculty. This year, Faculty Fellows Dan Obenour and Krishna Pacifici were tenured, and Perver Baran, Ryan Emanuel and Stacy Supak were promoted.
Noise and Light Pollution Impact Songbird Reproduction
A new study co-authored by Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic used national Nestwatch data for 142 species to reveal the impacts of noise and light pollution on nesting birds.
2019-20 Awards and Honors
NC State faculty, staff, students and alumni garnered significant recognition for their accomplishments over the past year. Here are a few highlights.
Getting The Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck
New research in Faculty Fellow Rob Scheller's lab is using landscape change modeling to investigate the role forests certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative play in connecting landscapes as the climate changes.
First Official Version of PoPS (Pest or Pathogen Spread) Model Released
Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have announced the first stable release of the Pest or Pathogen Spread model (PoPS 1.0), the Center’s signature open source system for forecasting the spread of insect pests and disease and for testing control strategies.
Meet Vaishnavi Thakar, Our Center’s Newest Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant teaching professor Vaishnavi Thakar teaches a core course in our MGIST program, develops new courses, studies the spatial spread COVID-19 and is shaping the Center’s growing undergraduate offerings.
Protecting Our Future Food Supply with AI and Geospatial Analytics
In partnership with Lenovo, Associate Director of Spatial Computing and Technology Raju Vatsavai is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and deep-learning algorithms to the problem of global crop monitoring with the hopes of “optimizing the needs of future populations.”
Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change
A newly published study led by Research Associate Lindsey Smart reveals implications of the interplay between sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, ghost forests, and new tree plantings for the coastal carbon budget.
Scientists Pilot Drones in Effort to Save Trees From Invasive Beetle
NC State researchers are using drones to try to find ash trees with natural resistance to the emerald ash borer invasive pest, and Center research associate Justyna Jeziorska is is leading the drone reconnaissance effort.
Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change
Recent research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Nikki Inglis and Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic predicts quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado.