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Hydrology and Watershed Management

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. 

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. 

Ghost forest

Sep 15, 2022

Scientists Are Studying Ghost Forests Swallowed by Saltwater. You Can Help.

An NC State researcher is studying the drivers and downstream impacts of the transition of wetland forests into so-called ghost forests. 

Green leaf - Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 13, 2022

Study Finds Soil Composition Isn’t Key to Southeast Raleigh Flooding

Findings from a recent study suggest the soil is unlikely the culprit behind recurrent flooding in the Walnut Creek watershed. 

Coastal Forests - Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 31, 2022

Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests

Findings from the study could help researchers identify coastal landscapes in transition from forest to marsh or open water – and in need of help. 

Associate Professor Marcelo Ardón Finds Solutions for Impacted Streams, College of Natural Resources, Marcelo Ardón, feature

Nov 17, 2021

Faculty Feature: Meet Associate Professor Marcelo Ardón

Ardón uses solution-driven science to meet the challenges facing our ecosystems, wetlands and streams. 

Wilmer Reyes - Alumni Profile: Wilmer Reyes, President of Universidad Nacional de Agricultura, College of Natural Resources, Wilmer Reyes, feature - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 8, 2021

Alum Leads Honduran University, Conservation Efforts Through Pandemic

Wilmer Reyes '17 discusses his work as a university president and professor in Honduras. 

Stream in Costa Rica - Fertilizer Runoff in Streams and Rivers Can Have Cascading Effects, Analysis Shows - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 21, 2020

Fertilizer Runoff in Streams and Rivers Can Have Cascading Effects, Analysis Shows

Fertilizer pollution can have significant ripple effects in the food webs of streams and rivers, according to a new analysis of global data led by a researcher from NC State. 

Global Change Fellow Justine Neville is Studying Saltwater Intrusion, College of Natural Resources, Justine Neville, feature

Nov 17, 2020

Global Change Fellow Justine Neville is Seeking Answers About Saltwater Intrusion

Neville is studying the hydrologic drivers of landscape vulnerability to saltwater intrusion, so we can better predict it in the future. 

A wildfire burns near a lake in California.

Oct 16, 2020

After the Blaze: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

As wildfires grow hotter and more destructive, cities around the world could face drinking water shortages.