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Finding About Human-Leopard Interactions

Jul 18, 2019

Big Cats in the Backyard: Master’s Research Reveals Important Finding About Human-Leopard Interactions

Habitat type could modify the relationship between leopards and humans. 

Ryan Held holding diploma after graduation ceremony

Dec 18, 2018

From Rio to Raleigh – Olympic Swimmer Ryan Held discusses the NC State College of Natural Resources

Imagine your career on display live for 30,000 people and broadcasted all over the world. Ryan Held, Olympic swimmer and recent graduate of the NC State College of Natural Resources, is not one to buckle under pressure. His strength was tested at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he won gold in the… 

Chris Hixson dressed in his Air Force Officer uniform

Dec 11, 2018

From the Mountains to the Air Force – Chris Hixson Reflects on His Time in the College of Natural Resources

New alumnus, Chris Hixson, graduated in December of 2018 with a B.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.  Below, he reflects on his time in the FWCB program and the connections he’s made with his college and military careers. What are your plans after graduation? Do you have a job lined up? I will be… 

Student in the field

Sep 18, 2018

Out of the Classroom and Into the Field

From DC to China to right here on campus, students in the Department of Forest Biomaterials got out of the classroom and into the field this summer to put their knowledge to work and gain hand-on experience. 

tangible landscape screenshot

Feb 20, 2017

A Touching Scene in the Lab

Helena Mitasova, associate director of geovisualization in the Center for Geospatial Analytics, helps researchers, urban planners, ecologists and anyone involved in managing the land receive real-time feedback about how their projects might affect landscape processes through her work in the Geospatial lab on the Tangible Landscape project. 

Matt Kollman

Jan 10, 2017

Extraordinary Purpose: Supporting Innovative Research

As part of the Jordan Family Distinguished Professorship, two Forest Biomaterials Ph.D students are pushing the boundaries of the forest products industry with innovative research on lignin and bio-refinery processes. 

Jordan Luff works in the tree lab

Oct 25, 2016

Rooted in Reality at the Tree Physiology Lab

Forest Management student Jordan Luff studies the fine root standing biomass, its temporal change, production, mortality and decomposition in pine plantation and wetland forests to assess how their dynamics reflect the below-ground carbon distribution and cycling processes to better understand how these processes are affected by conditions like climatic change and forest management. 

Corey Aydlett and goat

Oct 20, 2016

Green with Passion

Environmental Technology and Management major Corey Aydlett brings together his passion for service and the environment after transferring out of the College of Engineering. Through leadership and a study abroad trip to Iceland, Aydlett's finally found his calling. 

Candid Deer on Camera Trap

Oct 18, 2016

Citizen Scientists Needed to Find NC’s Candid Critters

Roland Kays, Research Associate Professor and Director of the Biodiversity and Earth Observation Lab, Nature Research Center and NC Museum of Natural Sciences is looking for volunteers to help with the largest-ever camera trap study of wildlife. 

PARC Research

Oct 17, 2016

A Healthy Start for All

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Department Head Myron Floyd partners with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the first national study with underserved groups as part of the Physical Activity Research Center.