Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Declines in Some Invertebrates
Removing too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.
Forests in Flux
Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns are shifting the trees in our forests, with hardwood species moving inland and evergreens moving north.
NC State’s Sederoff Honored for Molecular Genetics Work With Forest Trees
An international prize goes to Ron Sederoff, a forestry professor whose research has given us a better understanding of forest trees' biology and accelerated advances in plant breeding.
Study: Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs
New research finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted.
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.
Roads Less Traveled: Fall Family Trips off the Beaten Path
North Carolina's extended fall offers plenty of chances to enjoy the colorful foliage on family outings from the mountains to the coast.
Researchers Seek Public’s Help to Aid Trees
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rosemary Hallberg, of USDA’s Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center (SRIPMC), which is housed at NC State. The SRIPMC is launching a “tiny terrors” initiative to help protect hemlock species in the […]
Hemlock History Repeating Itself?
Scientists trying to save eastern hemlock trees from widespread insect attacks may have uncovered a case of déjà vu, dating back millennia. “Our hypothesis is that 7,000 to 8,000 years ago, insects hammered the eastern hemlock in a similar way […]
Better Pine Trees, Better Environment
Improved loblolly pines scrub more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Sederoff Named Forest Biotechnologist of Year
Dr. Ron Sederoff, Distinguished University Professor of Forestry, has been voted Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by his peers.