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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. 

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. 

Ivana Mali

Jan 3, 2023

Ivana Mali Named Distinguished Scholar for Conservation Biology

Mali’s research examines how reptile and amphibian populations respond to anthropogenic stressors such as climate change, unregulated harvesting regimes and habitat degradation. 

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. 

An aerial view of the Fraser fir seed orchard at the Upper Mountain Research Station in Ashe County, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Dec 8, 2022

New Facility to Produce First Crop of Genetically-Improved Christmas Trees

NC State researchers are one step closer to harvesting the first crop of genetically-improved Fraser firs for growers to plant in their own fields.  

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. 

Eastern wild turkey gobbling in field

Nov 2, 2022

New Student-Led Study Supports Single Hunting Season for NC’s Wild Turkeys

As Thanksgiving nears, we yet again put turkeys — and one College of Natural Resources student — in the spotlight.  

NC State researcher Marcelo Ardón standing in a ghost forests along the North Carolina coastline

Oct 21, 2022

Ask an Expert: What Are Ghost Forests?

NC State researcher Marcelo Ardón discusses the emergence and spread of ghost forests along the Atlantic Coast.