Jan 19, 2016
First Study of Arthropods in U.S. Homes Finds Huge Biodiversity
The first study to evaluate the biodiversity of arthropods in U.S. homes finds that humans share their houses with any of more than 500 different kinds of arthropods – at least on a short-term basis.
Dec 7, 2015
Taking the Road Less Traveled
NC State ecologist Nick Haddad argues that we should find ways to mitigate the destructive effects of road building on animals and plants in an essay in the journal Science.
Nov 4, 2015
Urban Environments Boost Pathogen Pressure on Honey Bees
Researchers have found that urban environments increase pathogen abundance in honey bees and reduce their survival. The finding raises significant questions as urban areas continue to grow at the expense of rural environments, and urban beekeeping becomes more popular.
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.
Jul 20, 2015
The Ecology of the Future and the Future of Ecology
Biologists are trying to understand the impact of global climate change while also working with college students from underrepresented groups to help shape the future of ecology research.
Jun 9, 2015
Experts Convene to Discuss How to Protect Bees, Other Pollinators
This autumn, researchers, educators, and industry experts from around the country will descend on a small town in rural North Carolina to discuss a question with repercussions for both the economy and the environment: what can be done to protect bees and other pollinators?
Jun 2, 2015
Researchers Seek Sneak Peek Into the Future of Forests
NC State scientists are bringing in researchers from around the country to participate in a project to get a glimpse of the future of forests in a warmer world.
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.
Apr 1, 2015
Isotope Study Shows Which Urban Ants Love Junk Food
Research finds that some – but not all – of the ant species on city streets have developed a taste for human food, offering insight into why certain ants are thriving in urban environments. The findings stem from a study that tested isotope levels in ants to determine the makeup of their diet.
Mar 2, 2015
Tracking Bald Eagles in Coastal North Carolina
NC State researchers are part of a team that’s using state-of-the-art GPS transmitters to track bald eagles in coastal North Carolina.