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Tag: forestry and environmental resources

A forest in the mountains of Southwest Mexico.

Jun 8, 2021

In Mexican Mountains, Some Tree Species Could Be Vulnerable to Climate Change

A study led by an NC State researcher found species of pine and oaks in the mountains of Mexico could be vulnerable to climate change. 

American sycamore grove

Jun 3, 2021

Could Sycamore Trees Be an Alternative Fuel Source?

NC State researchers found a native tree, the American sycamore, could be a bioenergy fuel source. 

Wildlife management can play a role in the spread of zoonotic disease..

Jun 2, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19

An NC State study found a link between the perception of information about zoonotic diseases and the message frame. 

Asian longhorned beetle.

May 25, 2021

Forestry Experts Want You To Watch Out for ‘Poolside Pests’

An NC State researcher is looking for reports of invasive insects: Asian longhorned beetle and spotted lanternfly. 

Bachman's warbler.

May 24, 2021

To Unpack Colonial Influence on Ecology, Researchers Propose 5 Strategies

An NC State researcher co-authored a perspective on strategies to untangle the impacts of colonialism on ecology. 

Stacks of lumber.

May 20, 2021

Ask an Expert: Why Is There a Lumber Shortage?

Robert Bardon, a professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State, explains the lumber shortage and price surge. 

Ghost forest snag.

May 11, 2021

Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new NC State study finds trees in ghosts forests contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Wetland forest, seen from a research tower.

May 3, 2021

Natural Forest in Coastal N.C. Becomes Carbon Source as ‘Ghost Forest’ Spreads

NC State researchers found natural coastal forests were carbon sources, while the timing of harvest could impact whether coastal timber forests were sinks or sources. The post is part of a series highlighting NC State research into sea-level rise impacts. 

Kate Jones

Apr 27, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

How modeling and data visualization will help protect communities downwind of prescribed burns. 

Meteorological sensors above a forest.

Mar 29, 2021

How Coastal Forests Are Managed Can Impact Water Cycle

NC State researchers tracked how water moves through wetland pine forests near the North Carolina coast. 

Power line

Mar 9, 2021

Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness. Here’s Why.

An NC State researcher details some of the vulnerabilities to the power grid from climate change. 

A citizen science study helped researchers capture wildlife images.

Mar 4, 2021

NC Citizen Science Study of Wildlife Captures 2.2M Images

A citizen science project led by NC State researchers captured 2.2 million images for wildlife research in North Carolina. 

Forest in Oregon damaged by fire.

Jan 25, 2021

Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change

In a new book, an NC State professor describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it. Rob Scheller is a professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University. 

Wooden boats on Andros, the largest island in the Bahamas.

Jan 6, 2021

Study Tracks Changes to Fishing, Culture on Island in Bahamas

Interviews with fishermen and women on Andros, the largest island in the Bahamas, reveal changes to fishing practices as well as the island's culture and environment. 

The Talley tower

Dec 22, 2020

Study Explores Diversity-Innovation Link in Pulp and Paper Industry

Researchers from North Carolina State University compared companies ranked among the world’s most innovative with the largest pulp and paper companies to understand how diversity among company leaders may affect innovation.