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Jordan Hall on NC State's campus

May 24, 2024

Chris DePerno Named 2024-25 ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Chris DePerno, a professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2024-25 academic year. 

A doctoral graduate student in her cap and gown stands before an large oak tree.

May 3, 2024

Fueled To Thrive

Wizaso Munthali found her path from Zambia's environmental protection agency to a Ph.D. and research for a transition towards clean energy. 

Court of North Carolina

Apr 10, 2024

Stephanie Jeffries Receives 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Stephanie Jeffries is the recipient of the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Jeffries, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in the College of Natural Resources, is known as an enthusiastic and highly engaging instructor with a strong dedication to innovative and inclusive pedagogy, high-quality undergraduate education, and the success of the whole student. 

A pollen cloud floating in the air.

Apr 9, 2024

Seasonal Allergies Are Back, But Don’t Blame All Trees for Your Pollen Problems

Certain trees produce more pollen than others, according to NC State professor Robert Bardon. 

London Thomas holding a red flag.

Feb 8, 2024

NC State Sport Management Student is Super Bowl-Bound

London Thomas will work behind the scenes to ensure that America’s biggest sporting event is memorable for thousands of football fans. 

National Park Service sign.

Jan 24, 2024

New Scholarship Paves Trail for Future Park Rangers

A scholarship established by Rebecca Harriett ’79 and her husband will support College of Natural Resources students interested in working at state or national parks. 

Jan 18, 2024

NC State Launches Innovative Business Sustainability Certificate

The online, flexible certificate program will bring together students with a passion for social and environmental issues and train them to become tomorrow’s sustainability leaders.  

Forest fire. Credit: Egor Vikhrev on Unsplash

Jan 16, 2024

Climate Change May Make Wildfires Larger, More Common in Southern Appalachian Region

Extreme and frequent droughts will mean more forest burned by wildfire in the southern Appalachians. 

Jan 12, 2024

First, Do No Harm: Guidance for Community-Engaged Research After Disasters

After disasters, the people impacted are often called upon to participate in scientific research, but survivors have needs that must be met with respect and consideration. 

photo shows an adult male turkey in profile

Dec 13, 2023

Study Overturns Conventional Wisdom About Wild Turkey Nesting Survival

The findings shed new light on how climate change may affect wild turkey populations. 

Christmas tree farm in Avery County just outside Newland.

Dec 1, 2023

3 Benefits of Genetically Improved Christmas Trees

NC State researchers are working to develop “elite” Fraser fir trees that look better, grow faster and retain their needles longer. 

Fraser firs at Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm in Watauga County, outside Boone.

Nov 21, 2023

What Can You Expect at a North Carolina Christmas Tree Lot This Year?

We spoke with Jamie Bookwalter, a mountain conifer extension specialist at NC State, to get the inside scoop on the 2023 North Carolina Christmas tree industry.  

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Nov 17, 2023

What Is Open Science? An Intro, Common Misconceptions and Advice

2023 is the year of open science. But what exactly does that mean? 

Traffic light sign under water

Nov 6, 2023

New Model Adds Human Reactions to Flood Risk Assessment

By taking human adaptation into account, a new land change model offers a more realistic assessment of flood risk. 


Nov 2, 2023

Podcast: Wild Turkeys

Chris Moorman talks turkey - wild turkey - on this episode of Audio Abstract.