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Tag: research and innovation

Belltower and trees to the east of campus.

Apr 1, 2019

Researchers Discover a Tree That Hugs You Back

Researchers in Forestry & Environmental Resources have discovered a gene anomaly that makes trees hug you back. 

Lilian Matallana collecting samples

Jan 2, 2019

O Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Branches that Retain Needles

Forestry and Environmental Resources Research Associate Lilian Matallana is trying to improve the quality of Fraser fir in the North Carolina Christmas tree market by pinpointing the gene responsible for needle retention. 

Dr. Josh Gray

Aug 28, 2018

Leading a Global Conversation on Deforestation Through Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is unveiling new views of Earth’s surface and fostering an interdisciplinary project between Drs. Josh Gray and Erin Sills to help us better understand and track deforestation and promote more sustainably managed tropical forests. 

black rat snake

Aug 21, 2018

Student Spotlight: Jacob Veilleux

Jacob Veilleux, a Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology major, is conducting research on Snake Fungal Disease and the impact on local black snake populations. 

Fisherman

Aug 13, 2018

Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water

NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality. 

Clothes hanging on line

Jul 30, 2018

What’s in Your Laundry?

Dr. Richard Venditti has partnered with Cotton Incorporated and the Australian government's Cotton Research and Development Corporation to discover what happens to small particles of cotton, polyester, rayon and blends that are released during the washing of our clothes. 

Ghost Forest - SALT Project

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. 

starling nest

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. 

lignin graphic

Apr 24, 2018

Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A new systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will help engineer trees for specific needs. 

Maureen Goretti in Costa Rica

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.