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Tag: wildlife habitat

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. 

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. 

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. 

Raccoon and deer foraging together.

Sep 28, 2020

Do Raccoons Fear Coyotes? A Research Team Used Cameras to Find Out

A new study used cameras to find raccoons are unlikely prey for coyotes. 

Cat with GPS tracking device on collar.

Mar 11, 2020

Podcast: Pet Cats and Wildlife

Roland Kays discusses the impact of house cats' hunting on local wildlife. 

Greenway

Feb 19, 2020

The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways: 5 Questions With Charles A. Flink

There’s a lot of talk about the need for greenways but besides being attractive, nice areas to take a jog, how do these spaces actually benefit communities? Do they outweigh the financial cost, physical labor and political will to build them?  Charles A. Flink is a professor of practice in landscape architecture at NC State University… 

Glowing firefly on a leaf

Jul 23, 2019

How Fireflies Glow – and What Signals They’re Sending

NC State's Clyde Sorenson shines a light on bioluminescent beetles. 

Coyote looking toward a house

Apr 17, 2019

Can Multiple Carnivores Coexist in Cities?

A new citizen science study looks at how coyotes, bobcats and foxes interact in small suburban forest patches. 

Roaring male lion

Nov 20, 2018

Living With Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

We can’t avoid conflict with predators, but we can find better ways to respond. 

Jan 25, 2018

How Humans Affect Mammal Movement

NC State zoologist Roland Kays explains a new international study of the movements of 57 mammal species, from weasel-like fishers in Albany, New York, to maneless lions in Tsavo, Kenya. 

Jul 5, 2016

Does Biomass Harvest Affect Wildlife?

Researchers counted mammals, reptiles and amphibians on clearcut loblolly plantation sites in Georgia and North Carolina to find out how removing woody debris affected wildlife. 

Dec 7, 2015

Taking the Road Less Traveled

NC State ecologist Nick Haddad argues that we should find ways to mitigate the destructive effects of road building on animals and plants in an essay in the journal Science.