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Madhusudan Katti

Jun 7, 2017

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Madhusudan Katti

Madhusudan Katti, an ecologist and member of NC State's Leadership in Public Science faculty cluster, engages in public science efforts that are as diverse as his research. 

Caren Cooper

Jun 7, 2017

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Caren Cooper

Caren Cooper is an ecologist and Leadership in Public Science faculty cluster member who wrote the book on citizen science — literally. 

K.C. Busch

Jun 7, 2017

Leadership in Public Science: Meet K.C. Busch

Science educator and Leadership in Public Science cluster member K.C. Busch’s work examines how climate change is communicated in educational settings and what motivates young people to take action on this issue. 

Mar 30, 2017

Compete And Win Prizes By Capturing Wildlife (With Your Phone)

See who can capture the most photos of wildlife and plants across the Triangle as part of this year’s City Nature Challenge, which runs April 14-18. 

Feb 3, 2017

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world. 

Nov 1, 2016

Study Highlights Diversity of Arthropods Found in Homes Across the United States – From Swabs of Dust

Researchers used DNA testing and citizen science to create an “atlas” that shows the range and diversity of arthropods found in homes across the continental United States. 

Oct 17, 2016

Citizen Scientists Needed to Find NC’s Candid Critters

North Carolina scientists are looking for volunteers to help with the largest-ever camera trap study of wildlife. Find out how you can get involved. 

Oct 3, 2016

Study Sniffs Out Effects of Dogs, Humans on Wildlife

Exploring a protected forest like Umstead State Park in Raleigh with your dog sounds like a relaxing way to enjoy nature. But how much does your visit disturb wildlife? 

Aug 18, 2016

Walk the Wild Side of Campus

Faculty and staff can volunteer to participate in the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge and help discover what kind of mammals prowl the NC State campus at night. 

Jun 7, 2016

Hiking, Hunting Have Minor Effects on Mammals in Protected Eastern Forests

Six-state study finds that recreation had less of an impact on wildlife distribution than factors such as forested habitat and housing density. 

May 27, 2016

A Cougar’s Epic Journey East

A male cougar's 1,500-mile trek shows mountain lions can get to the East but they won't find company of their own kind. 

Aug 26, 2015

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

Scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States. The work relied on advanced technologies and scientific expertise from multiple disciplines, but none of it would have been possible without one critical resource – a group of non-scientists who wanted to be part of making a discovery. 

Night image of cat with mouse in its mouth

Jun 30, 2015

Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Cats Avoid Places Coyotes Roam

An NC State animal tracking expert says the first large-scale study of 74 million U.S. domestic cats shows they hunt close to home. 

Two women collect data using a mobile app

May 1, 2015

Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk of Emerging Infectious Disease

More than 1,600 trained volunteers, from high school students to firefighters, contributed a sudden oak death tracking project that accurately predicted the disease's spread, showing the promise for crowdsourced science. 

Apr 15, 2015

Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA

Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work offers law enforcement a new forensic biology tool.