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Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Sunrise Scenic Mountains Autumn Landscape

Sep 13, 2021

North Carolina’s Fall Foliage: Will it Be a Disappointing Year?

This year’s fall foliage might not live up to expectations as warm, dry conditions persist across the state, according to an expert at NC State. 

Mountain forest.

Sep 10, 2021

Saving America’s Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming

NC State researchers modeled the role that forestry and agriculture could play in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions across multiple future economic scenarios. 

Sep 7, 2021

5 Ways Climate Change Impacts Forests

Climate change is expected to worsen over the next century as greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, a trend that experts say will have consequences for the health of forests worldwide. 

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest.

Aug 3, 2021

Saving the Brazilian Amazon Sustainably Is a Team Effort

An NC State-led study analyzed a state program in Brazil designed engage local governments in rainforest protection. 

Coffee tree

Jul 8, 2021

Many Nonprofits, Companies Use Commercial Species in Tree Planting Projects in the Tropics

A new study led by a researcher from NC State provides a detailed look at what forest restoration organizations across the tropics are actually doing on the ground. 

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.