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Emily Oven holds snake under study

Nov 2, 2022

Scientists Monitor Emerging Fungal Disease in Snakes

NC State researchers track snake fungal disease in small snakes. 

Sharks in the ocean

Oct 24, 2022

Positive YouTube Videos Help Deflect Blame From Sharks

NC State researchers found more people shifted blame for shark bites away from the animals after watching positive YouTube videos about them. 

North Carolina forest

Sep 13, 2022

The Way Land Is Protected in N.C. Will Impact Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Study Shows

Findings from an NC State study could help conservation-focused organizations make better land acquisition decisions, depending on what their conservation goals are. 

Tiger sharks

Jul 21, 2022

How ‘Shark Week’ Could Inspire Love for Ocean Predators

Findings from a new study indicate positive YouTube videos could be a useful tool for shark conservation. 

Red fox

Jun 28, 2022

The Answer to a Red Fox Mystery Is in Their DNA

The vast majority of red foxes in the Southeast are native to North America, according to an NC State expert. 

Gray fox

Mar 21, 2022

Tree Cover Helps Gray Foxes Coexist With Coyotes in the Country

Preserving tree cover may be essential in helping the gray fox survive with coyotes in rural areas, according to a new study from NC State researchers. 

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. 

Wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park.

Dec 1, 2021

Wildlife and Wildfire: How Do Wild Animals Survive?

NC State forestry experts spoke about some of the ways that wildlife respond to wildfire. 

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. 

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.