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Northern bobwhite nest, hidden in groundcover and filled with many white eggs

Mar 9, 2022

Does Prescribed Fire Threaten Quail Nests?

In a three-year study at Fort Bragg, NC State researchers examined the relationships between the timing of prescribed fires, the risk of nest destruction and the predictors of nest site selection in the presence of prescribed fires. 

Aerial of forests in Great Smoky Mountains.

Mar 3, 2022

During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream

Increased water use by upstream mountain forests could leave less water for other forests, cities and wildlife during drought. 

Meet the College of Natural Resources’ 2020-2021 Global Change Fellows, College of Natural Resources, Wolf Plaza, feature

Feb 24, 2022

Five Black Leaders Who Are Elevating the Field of Natural Resources

These NC State faculty, staff and students are building knowledge, justice and sustainability for all. 

Map of the United States showing predicted average flood damage risk by state or district.

Feb 22, 2022

Study: U.S. Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated

NC State researchers say their method of using machine learning to estimate flood risk offers a way of rapidly updating flood maps. 

Wood samples used in carbon dating

Feb 14, 2022

A Coastal Forest Almost 2,000 Years Old is Disappearing

A new study illustrates that a coastal forest has stored vast quantities of carbon for thousands of years. 

NC State Super Bowl billboard on I-75 near the stadium in downtown Cincinnati

Feb 10, 2022

‘Bengals Raised by Wolves’

Two former Wolfpack football teammates take the NFL's biggest stage Sunday when their Cincinnati Bengals step on the field for Super Bowl LVI. 

a blue question mark against a pink background

Feb 9, 2022

Clear Your Desk. It’s Time For a Pop Quiz on NC State Research

In this quiz, you can test your knowledge on some of the latest scientific findings from North Carolina State University. These questions are drawn from two studies that deal with issues related to climate change. 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Feb 3, 2022

Tracking Injustice in the History of U.S. Public Parks

A study led by an NC State researcher traces patterns of injustice in the creation of public parks in the United States. 

Ghost forest in North Carolina.

Feb 2, 2022

Microbes Making Tree Methane ‘Farts’ in Ghost Forests Are in the Soils, Study Says

Understanding how ghost forests create methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is important to calculating the environmental impact of the forest-to-ghost forest transition. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower lit red at night

Jan 26, 2022

AAAS Elects Fellows

The election of eight faculty researchers to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State's rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

Researchers are studying ghost forests in North Carolina.

Jan 26, 2022

Study Finds Saltwater Thresholds for Plants in Freshwater Forests

Findings from the study could help researchers identify coastal landscapes in transition from forest to marsh or open water – and in need of help. 

NC State Graduate Student Matt Snider - NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 25, 2022

NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa

Matt Snider, a doctoral student, is conducting camera trap studies at Kasanka National Park in Zambia to better understand the effects of habitat loss and to combat poaching. 

Shasta Lake during a drought in California.

Jan 5, 2022

Climate Change Could Lead to Blackouts, Higher Power Costs on West Coast

Projections from two studies show how climate change or shifting to renewable energy sources could impact West Coast power supplies. 

The 2021 NC State women's cross country team wins the NCAA Championship in Tallahassee, Florida.

Dec 9, 2021

Race to the Top

The Wolfpack women's cross country team makes history, bringing home the university's first national title in any sport since 1983. 

Wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park.

Dec 1, 2021

Wildlife and Wildfire: How Do Wild Animals Survive?

NC State forestry experts spoke about some of the ways that wildlife respond to wildfire.