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Roland Kays and the eagle Freedom.

Jun 22, 2020

NC State Researcher Joins Global Effort to Study Impact of ‘Anthropause’ on Wildlife

Wildlife scientists from around the globe issued a call for sharing animal behavior data amid the "anthropause." 

Mar 8, 2018

Who Can Name the Most North Carolina Wildlife?

NC State researchers in environmental education study how students learn about biodiversity and whether they have an interest in conservation biology – protecting wildlife species in the future. 

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. 

Oct 18, 2017

NC State’s Tuesday Night Takeover on the Science Channel

Biologist Roland Kays uncovers the science behind unusual images for "What on Earth?" and "Strange Evidence." 

Iguana on rock in the Bahamas

Mar 29, 2017

Kids’ Wildlife Preferences Differ from Island to Mainland

NC State research with children from the Bahamas and North Carolina helps us understand the next generation's priorities for wildlife conservation. 

Oct 17, 2016

Citizen Scientists Needed to Find NC’s Candid Critters

North Carolina scientists are looking for volunteers to help with the largest-ever camera trap study of wildlife. Find out how you can get involved. 

Oct 3, 2016

Study Sniffs Out Effects of Dogs, Humans on Wildlife

Exploring a protected forest like Umstead State Park in Raleigh with your dog sounds like a relaxing way to enjoy nature. But how much does your visit disturb wildlife? 

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. 

Jun 7, 2016

Hiking, Hunting Have Minor Effects on Mammals in Protected Eastern Forests

Six-state study finds that recreation had less of an impact on wildlife distribution than factors such as forested habitat and housing density. 

May 27, 2016

A Cougar’s Epic Journey East

A male cougar's 1,500-mile trek shows mountain lions can get to the East but they won't find company of their own kind. 

May 4, 2016

NC State Study Asks Kids to Choose Wildlife Conservation Priorities

Future wildlife decisions could be in good hands. Elementary students’ priorities for saving wildlife mirrored those of conservation biologists. 

NC State graduate, Raleigh native and bat biologist Sam Freeze.

May 4, 2016

Call of the Wild

Private support at NC State has enabled Sam Freeze to turn his love for wildlife into a career as a conservationist and bat biologist. 

White snowshoe hare against brown background

Jan 21, 2016

Evolutionary Clock Ticks for Snowshoe Hares Facing Climate Change

NC State research shows a mismatch in coat colors is deadly for snowshoe hares. Will they be able to adapt in time? 

Night image of cat with mouse in its mouth

Jun 30, 2015

Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Cats Avoid Places Coyotes Roam

An NC State animal tracking expert says the first large-scale study of 74 million U.S. domestic cats shows they hunt close to home. 

coyote in tracking collar

Mar 25, 2015

A New Top Dog in North Carolina

Coyotes — newcomers to North Carolina — may fill the role wolves once did.