research and innovation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jul 30, 2018

Health Matters Connects Parks and Recreation and Cooperative Extension

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management teams up with partners like the CDC to help rural North Carolinians tackle serious health problems in a new initiative called Heath Matters.

Jul 19, 2018

A mysterious disease is killing millions of bats. These scientists are trying to save them.

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology alumnus Sam Freeze is studying northern long-eared bats at a Marine Corps Base Quantico to find out why some bats seem resistant to the devastating white-nose fungal disease.

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.