Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings
The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings.
Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again
Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.
Lack of Water is Key Stressor for Urban Trees
A recent study finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well – unless they are thirsty.
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.
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.
Does Biomass Harvest Affect Wildlife?
Researchers counted mammals, reptiles and amphibians on clearcut loblolly plantation sites in Georgia and North Carolina to find out how removing woody debris affected wildlife.
Expanding Outreach to Support Bees and Other Pollinators
A lot of people want to know what they can do to help bees – and a new initiative at NC State is aimed at helping to meet that demand.
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.
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.
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.