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Author: D'Lyn Ford

A hand holding a juvenile southern flounder from Mill Creek

Apr 30, 2019

N.C. Study: Warmer Water Linked to Higher Proportion of Male Flounder

In the wild and in the lab, researchers find a relationship between higher water temperatures and a lower percentage of female flounder, a cause for concern. 

Heavy equipment on the beach to move sand

Apr 18, 2019

When Coastal Hazards Threaten Your Outer Banks Trip

Learning how disruptions influence travelers' plans can help inform tourism planning and investments in coastal communities. 

Coyote looking toward a house

Apr 17, 2019

Can Multiple Carnivores Coexist in Cities?

A new citizen science study looks at how coyotes, bobcats and foxes interact in small suburban forest patches. 

Shot of graduation caps, including one with NC State logo on the top

Apr 15, 2019

IBM CEO to Give NC State Spring Commencement Speech

NC State grads will hear wisdom from Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. 

Illustration showing molecules, microscope image and hazardous chemical symbol

Apr 4, 2019

Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents

A new textile coating has potential for use in masks and personal protective equipment for soldiers and those at risk of chemical exposure. 

Skeletonized Fraser fir trees in the forest on the summit of Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains Mountains National Park.

Mar 25, 2019

How Tree Diversity Regulates Invading Forest Pests

A study of U.S. forests reveals relationships between tree diversity and pest diversity. Results could help improve forest monitoring. 

Diagram of transcriptional regulatory network and scanning electron micrograph of a poplar stem cross-section

Mar 6, 2019

Transcription Factor Network Gets to Heart of Wood Formation

Research from NC State's Forest Biotechnology Group has applications in timber, paper and biofuels, as well as healthier forests. 

A student looks through virtual reality goggles and uses a controller

Feb 20, 2019

Emerging Opportunities and Jobs in the Bioeconomy

Informal STEM education, including gaming technologies, could give the bioeconomy a boost. 

Dead ash tree

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

Dec 18, 2018

NC State to Hold Fall Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday

It's time to celebrate with 3,400 new fall graduates in PNC Arena. 

Two mallard ducks flying

Dec 14, 2018

As Hunting Declines, Efforts Grow to Broaden the Funding Base for Wildlife Conservation

Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources. 

Smiling graduates

Nov 27, 2018

NASA Engineer, Leader to Give NC State Fall Commencement Speech

NC State grads will draw inspiration from commencement speaker Christine Mann Darden, an internationally recognized researcher whose work is fueling the development of supersonic jets. 

Roaring male lion

Nov 20, 2018

Living With Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

We can’t avoid conflict with predators, but we can find better ways to respond. 

A bird watcher makes notes in the field.

Jul 10, 2018

More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself. 

The Top of NC State's Bell-tower

Jun 4, 2018

Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers

NC State researchers compared scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test.