applied ecology

Oct 3, 2018  |  The Abstract

Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens

New research sheds light on factors that contribute to the rise -- and spread -- of plant diseases.

Jun 20, 2018  |  The Abstract

5 (Not So Pretty) Fun Fish to Catch (and Eat) in North Carolina

These NC fish species aren't much to look at -- but they are fun to catch (and good to eat).

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.

Apr 19, 2018  |  The Abstract

Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science

A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species.

Mar 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?

Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels.

Feb 6, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them

Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.

Jan 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

Can You Guess Which Species Has the Most Gut Microbes?

Comparisons of gut microbe diversity are a step toward understanding complex ecosystems that play an important role in the health of species – including our own.

Jan 16, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Winter Temps Can Affect Your Spring Fishing

Recent research has changed what we know about spotted seatrout and cold weather.

Dec 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes

A new study finds bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.

Dec 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how these microbes may relate to primate health.