Forestry Prof Honored for Diversity Efforts
Zakiya Holmes Leggett is lauded by the Ecological Society of America for her efforts to increase the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching and outreach.
Made in the Shade: Research Focuses on Combining Forestry, Livestock Grazing
Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked.
McKeand Nabs Top Service Award for Work With Pines
Steve McKeand, director of NC State’s Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, is honored with the Governor James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The program breeds loblolly and longleaf pines to better cope with disease, pests and a changing climate.
Finding an Off Switch in Wood Formation
NC State findings about a pathway in plant development could lead to improvements in biofuel, pulp and paper production.