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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. 

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. 

North Carolina forest

Sep 19, 2022

The Way Land Is Protected in N.C. Will Impact Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Study Shows

Findings from an NC State study could help conservation-focused organizations make better land acquisition decisions, depending on what their conservation goals are. 

Tiger sharks

Jul 21, 2022

How ‘Shark Week’ Could Inspire Love For Ocean Predators

Findings from a new study indicate positive YouTube videos could be a useful tool for shark conservation. 

Red fox

Jul 5, 2022

The Answer to a Red Fox Mystery is in Their DNA

The vast majority of red foxes in the Southeast are native to North America, according to an NC State expert. 

Voter map of the 2020 election - COVID-19 Deepened the Political Divide on Conservation, Study Finds - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 17, 2022

COVID-19 Deepened the Political Divide on Conservation, Study Finds

American voters are growing further apart in their attitudes and opinions surrounding conservation, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Penguins in Antarctica - Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 15, 2022

Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop

Travel to nature-based destinations to socialize is a growing trend in tourism, and it was a significant pre-pandemic motivator for travel to Antarctica. 

Penguins in Antarctica - Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 14, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Research and Tourism, Even in Antarctica

NC State researcher Yu-Fai Leung discusses the pandemic's impact on his work studying how tourists can impact penguins in Antarctica. 

NC State student LP Mancini holds a caecilian in the Amazon rainforest - What It's Like to Study Tropical Wildlife in South America - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 30, 2022

What It’s Like to Study Tropical Wildlife in South America

NC State students LP Mancini and Martina Nordstrand reflect on their recent study abroad trip in Ecuador as part of the FW405/595: Tropical Wildlife Ecology course.