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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. 

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. 

A citizen science study helped researchers capture wildlife images.

Mar 4, 2021

NC Citizen Science Study of Wildlife Captures 2.2M Images

A citizen science project led by NC State researchers captured 2.2 million images for wildlife research in North Carolina.