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Author: Michelle Jewell

miami blue butterfly at rest on a plant

Feb 7, 2022

Shifting Rainfall Patterns Will Affect Whether An Imperiled Butterfly Survives Climate Change

The study highlights how changes in precipitation could affect the survival of some species. 

a table covered in tasty foods

Jun 14, 2021

The Evolution of Good Taste

Does evolution explain why we love salty potato chips? 

Samantha Jordt and a aquatic insect larva

Mar 17, 2021

Abundant and Stable Rocks Are Critical Egg-laying Habitat for Insects in Restored Streams

The abundance and other characteristics of rocks partially extending above the water surface could be important for improving the recovery of aquatic insect populations in restored streams. 

At Lake Raleigh, students stand on a dock after a day of collecting data about fish populations.

Nov 30, 2020

Preserving Lake Raleigh’s 100-Year Legacy With Fisheries Partnerships

NC State's Department of Applied Ecology has partnered with NC Wildlife Resources Commission since 2006. Their mission? Managing the urban fresh water resource of Lake Raleigh — including its fishy residents. 

sign that says "stay home, save lives"

Apr 21, 2020

Is 6 Feet Enough? Sometimes, Maybe

How do viruses spread? And is six feet really a safe distance? Why? 

Jaime Collazo out birding at Jordan Lake

Apr 17, 2020

Jaime Collazo Recognized With American Ornithological Society Award

Jaime Collazo has been awarded the 2020 Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award from the American Ornithological Society. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Apr 6, 2020

Fermentology Mini-Seminars

Hungry to learn? Join us for a series of short talks on the history and science of fermentation - from beer to bread to bees. 

Mar 31, 2020

10,000 Photos of the Wild Life in Homes (and Counting)

There is some fascinating stuff living in your house. We want to see it. 

graphic representation of COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

A Primer On and Conversation About the Biology and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the Virus That Causes COVID-19

Experts discuss the evolution and biology of the virus that causes COVID-19.