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Laura Oleniacz

A tree with green leaves

Feb 1, 2023

Climate Change May Cut America’s Forest Inventory by a Fifth This Century

A recent study by NC State researchers found climate change could have a big impact on U.S. forests. 

Kids pick up trash on the beach

Jan 13, 2023

Study: Bilingual Kids Could Lead In Ocean Environmental Action

Participation in environmental education programs can motivate children across diverse language groups to act responsibly toward the environment, a recent study from North Carolina State University researchers suggests. 

Rushing stream

Jan 12, 2023

Forests Can Help Manage Water as Raleigh Area Grows, Climate Warms

Riparian buffers could help maintain water levels in parts of the Upper Neuse River Watershed, a study found. 

The invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.

Jan 6, 2023

Tweets, News Offer Insights on Invasive Insect Spread

Twitter and online news could help scientists track the spread of invasive insects, a new study from NC State found. 

Mountain forest.

Jan 5, 2023

Timber Demand Could Help Save Forests

Increasing global demand for timber products and paying landowners to store carbon in their trees could help to save forests, a recent study found. 

Forest burned in high-severity wildfire.

Jan 4, 2023

Bird Diversity Increased in Severely Burned Forests of Southern Appalachian Mountains

New study results could help forest managers better predict bird responses to wildfire. 

Emerald ash borer

Dec 13, 2022

Findings for Invasive Insect’s Life Cycle Could Aid Management in Southeast

NC State researchers found the invasive emerald ash borer completes its life cycle in one year in North Carolina, contrasting with the sometimes two-year life cycle that occurs in northern areas of the United States. 

Fraser Fir Seed Orchard

Dec 7, 2022

Scientists Prepare for Exploding Christmas Tree Seeds

A new seed facility will help NC State researchers prepare for the next generation of Fraser fir Christmas trees selected for their superior traits. 

Sharks in the ocean

Nov 3, 2022

Positive YouTube Videos Help Deflect Blame From Sharks

NC State researchers found more people shifted blame for shark bites away from the animals after watching positive YouTube videos about them. 

Three people view a waterfall

Sep 21, 2022

How Outdoor Adventures Can Help Students Bond

Facing adversity on outdoor adventures helped students make meaningful connections, even across differences, an NC State study found.