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Elephant on grass during daytime.

Apr 26, 2024

Mammals on ‘Sky Islands’ May Be Threatened By Climate Change, Human Development

By comparing their new photos to those taken during the Roosevelt expedition, NC State researchers were able to observe how mammal communities had changed over six different habitat types located within a relatively small geographic area.

A replica of the "Dueling Dinosaurs" fossils.

Apr 15, 2024

Museum Partnership Invites the Public Into Research

Through a partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, six NC State faculty are giving the public a glimpse into the scientific research process.

A white-tailed deer in a forest.

Mar 22, 2024

Camera Traps Help Researchers Explain Animal Behavior During Global COVID-19 Lockdowns

A new study using thousands of cameras around the world reveals how animal behavior changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A hunter standing in a field.

Mar 13, 2024

Experts Share Strategies for Recruiting Hunters on College Campuses

Research shows that college campuses offer prime habitat for hunter recruitment efforts.

Raccoon walking in snow.

Jan 19, 2024

How Wildlife Survive in Winter

Wildlife have lived through extreme weather conditions for hundreds of thousands of years, evolving behavioral and physical adaptations to survive.

Olinguito in a tree - A Look Back at the Discovery of the Olinguito - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 14, 2023

A Look Back at the Discovery of the Olinguito

The olinguito remains the only carnivore species to be discovered in the Americas in over four decades.

Close-up of black bear - NC State Researchers Create First Genetic Database of North Carolina Black Bears - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 9, 2023

NC State Researchers Create First Genetic Database of North Carolina Black Bears

Through genotyping, the interdisciplinary team provides the ‘bear’ necessities for officials to identify animals involved in law enforcement investigations and help manage wild black bear populations.

Wild turkey close up - Podcast: Wild Turkeys - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 7, 2023

Podcast: Wild Turkeys

In this episode of Audio Abstract, NC State wildlife biologist Chris Moorman talks turkey – wild turkey.

Prescribed fire in long-leaf pine forest - How Wildfires Impact Wildlife - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Sep 1, 2023

How Wildfires Impact Wildlife

Wildfires can not only wreak havoc on human communities, but they can also affect wildlife and their habitats.

House wren - For Two Backyard Bird Species, More Light Pollution Is Linked to Lower Survival - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Aug 17, 2023

For Two Backyard Bird Species, More Light Pollution Is Linked to Lower Survival

New findings led by NC State researchers could be important to whether backyard birds will thrive as urbanization expands.