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Citizen science project

Aug 31, 2022

VoIunteers’ Images Will Show Ghost Forests in Transition

As part of a citizen science project led by NC State researchers, volunteers can submit photos to track changes in coastal forests over time. 

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. 

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. 

Jun 3, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool To Predict Disease, Pest Spread

NC State researchers developed a computer simulation tool to predict pest and disease attacks crops or forests, also test when to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them. 

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. 

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. 

Mountain forest.

Dec 1, 2020

Cost of Planting, Protecting Trees to Fight Climate Change Could Jump

A new analysis estimates the cost of preserving and planting trees to hit global emissions reductions targets. 

An image of a wildfire burning trees.

Sep 9, 2020

Wildfires: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions

Wildfire season is here. An NC State researcher answers questions about the environmental impact of wildfires as well as prevention. 

Christmas tree farm in North Carolina

Dec 17, 2019

UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology

Can drones give the Christmas tree business a leg up? Let's find out! 

Oct 1, 2019

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Everything You Need to Know

Thousands of fires continue to burn across the Brazilian Amazon. Our researchers have answers to your questions. 

People use a 3D landscape model

May 20, 2019

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

Participants don't need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping the spread of sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees. 

Dead ash tree

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

Feb 23, 2018

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.