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Northern bobwhite nest, hidden in groundcover and filled with many white eggs

Mar 9, 2022

Does Prescribed Fire Threaten Quail Nests?

In a three-year study at Fort Bragg, NC State researchers examined the relationships between the timing of prescribed fires, the risk of nest destruction and the predictors of nest site selection in the presence of prescribed fires. 

NC State Graduate Student Matt Snider - NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 25, 2022

NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa

Matt Snider, a doctoral student, is conducting camera trap studies at Kasanka National Park in Zambia to better understand the effects of habitat loss and to combat poaching. 

Animal movement data from Movebank

Dec 15, 2021

Wildlife Scientists Are Solving Big Data Problems to Track Animals Around the Globe

An NC State researcher led a study on Movebank, a system for analyzing, visualizing and storing wildlife tracking data. 

Researchers look for the Neuse River waterdog

Nov 30, 2021

A Giant Among Salamanders

NC State researchers are studying the Neuse River waterdog, a large salamander, to try to find out why it's disappearing. 

Baby copperhead

Oct 21, 2021

Subconscious Bias Drives Negative Attitudes Toward Snakes

A new study from NC State finds that the dislike of snakes is subconscious and, to some extent, learned. 

Black bears captured on camera in North Carolina.

Sep 9, 2021

When Do Black Bears Have Cubs?

Young female bears living in Asheville, North Carolina, had their first litter of cubs earlier than expected. 

Black bears in Asheville.

Sep 9, 2021

Young Female Black Bears in Asheville, North Carolina, Are Big, Have Cubs Early

A new study found urban female black bears in Asheville were larger and had cubs earlier than rural bears. 

Long-tailed weasel

Aug 3, 2021

Study Tracks Decline of Weasels in North America

Three species of weasels are likely in decline in North America, a study co-authored by an NC State scientist found. 

Wild fox

Jul 30, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

A recent study suggests U.S. college students would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation. 

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. 

A female hunter.

May 10, 2021

The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different

A study led by NC State researchers found a diverse group of potential hunters in a survey of college students. 

A Key deer photo approaches a camera trap in the Florida Keys.

Apr 22, 2021

Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds

Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for Key deer in South Florida, making them more vulnerable to heat stress. 

Gray wolf

Nov 5, 2020

Should Gray Wolves Be Removed From the Endangered Species List?

NC State experts weigh in on federal protection of gray wolves after the federal government announced removal of the species from the endangered list. 

North American river otter

Aug 3, 2020

Study Finds Diseases In N.C. Otters, an Important Species for Tracking River Health

A new study from North Carolina State University detected evidence of otter diseases associated with pets. 

American bison.

Jul 2, 2020

Can Asia End its Uncontrolled Consumption of Wildlife? Here’s How North America Did it a Century Ago

A researcher from NC State offers lessons from wildlife conservation in North America in the hope they can aid global efforts.