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Oct 4, 2023

NSF-Funded Project Will Expand Access to Open-Source Geospatial Program

The effort will update, and expand access to, a geospatial software platform used in efforts ranging from infrastructure planning to understanding wildlife distribution. 

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Sep 20, 2023

Professor, Alumni Awarded Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

Professor Jason Delborne and NC State alumni Morgan DiCarlo, William Casola and William Murray have been selected for a prestigious fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

woolly adelgid

Sep 18, 2023

Canopy Gaps Help Eastern Hemlock Outlast Invasive Insect

Gaps in the forest canopy help eastern hemlocks withstand infestation by the woolly adelgid. 

Forest fire. Credit: Egor Vikhrev on Unsplash

Aug 30, 2023

Podcast: Wildfires

Rob Scheller talks about wildfires - their causes, and whether we can predict or prevent them. 

Photo of CRISPR-modified and wild trees in an NC State greenhouse.

Jul 13, 2023

Building a Better Forest Tree With CRISPR Gene Editing

Researchers reduce lignin levels and improve wood properties in poplar trees using the increasingly popular gene-editing system. 

A turkey hen and her babies.

Jul 13, 2023

Timing of Turkey Nesting May Not Shift With Changing Climate

A new study led by NC State researchers finds eastern wild turkeys in the South are unlikely to make meaningful changes in the timing of when they begin nesting, even under climate change. 

Hatched turkey eggs

Jul 13, 2023

Secrets of Wild Turkey Nesting Revealed

The Abstract spoke to an NC State wildlife expert to learn some of the basics of wild turkey nesting. 

Spruce weevil

Jul 10, 2023

Study Reveals How a Tall Spruce Develops Defense Against Hungry Weevils

Findings from a new study could help researchers breed genetically improved Sitka spruce trees resistant to a nibbling insect. 

Aerial view of South Florida

Jun 27, 2023

New Tool Maps South Florida Fire Risk Pixel by Pixel

NC State researchers designed a computer model, "FireHydro," to allow fire managers to map fire risk in South Florida on a day-to-day basis. 

Eastern cottontail

Jun 8, 2023

During ‘Anthropause,’ Animals Moved More Freely

A new study suggests animals were able to move more freely during COVID-19 lockdowns. 

Red fox

May 30, 2023

How Linked Data, Artificial Intelligence Could Help Animals

An NC State researcher describes the possibilities for using the "the internet of animals" to help with animal conservation and research. 

Tol Avery is hooded as part of his graduation ceremony

May 17, 2023

Calling Dr. Quarterback

Because of their successes in the NFL, NC State football quarterbacks have helped the school’s athletics department market the Wolfpack program as “QBU.” Coley McDonough, Roman Gabriel, Erik Kramer, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Mike Glennon, Jacoby Brissett and Ryan Finley all became NFL starting quarterbacks after playing for the Wolfpack — but none of them ever… 

NC State gateway at sunset

May 8, 2023

Helping Migratory Birds Travel More Safely

NC State researchers are working to characterize the risk of window or building collisions for migratory birds. 

water wave

May 3, 2023

Studying Fundamentals of Water as a Solvent Could Lead to Greener Cellulose-Based Products

Water can change its solubility characteristics depending upon what it interacts with. 

Pickleball and paddle

Apr 26, 2023

Pickleball Helps Older Adults Stay Physically Active

Playing pickleball helped a small group of adults aged 65 years and older reach their recommend weekly dose of moderate to vigorous physical activity, NC State researchers found.