FER Research

Jul 9, 2018

Can citizen science reverse the extinction of experience?

Caren Cooper, Research Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, finds that citizen science programs can help participants foster a stronger relationship with the natural world around them.

Jul 2, 2018

How Changes in Water Quality Today Impact Sustainability Tomorrow

Dr. Marcelo Ardón aims to understand the human and natural processes influencing salinization of surface waters and its impact on farmlands, water sources, forestry plantations and other coastal resources.

Jun 7, 2018

Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings

New research by Caren Cooper, Research Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, suggests that the presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings.

May 30, 2018

Washington Post Video: How coyotes conquered the continent

Watch Forestry and Environmental Resources Research Associate Professor Roland Kays explain the range history of the coyote, revealing it's ecology of predation and evolution through hybridization.

May 24, 2018

Divergence of species responses to climate change

In a recent study, Forestry and Environmental Resources Research Associate Professor Kevin Potter finds that moisture availability may impact forest ecosystems more than temperature when it comes to climate change.

May 23, 2018

How Coyotes Conquered the Continent

Forestry and Environmental Resources Research Associate Professor Roland Kays helped produce a comprehensive range history of the coyote that reveals it's ecology of predation and evolution through hybridization.

Apr 20, 2018

Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science

A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of fish, bird and mammal species.

Apr 17, 2018

New Research Shows Water Use Impacted by the Shape of Our Cities

Georgina Sanchez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using geospatial analytics to understand water demand in the Southeast. Her latest findings: urban developments with simpler shapes use less water.

Apr 2, 2018

Protecting Firefighters

NC State experts in the College of Textiles and the College of Natural Resources are developing and testing equipment to protect the firefighters who protect us.

Mar 13, 2018

Who Can Name the Most North Carolina Wildlife?

College of Natural Resources researchers in environmental education study how students learn about biodiversity and whether they have an interest in conservation biology – protecting wildlife species in the future.