Department of Applied Ecology 2017-07-06T14:14:43+00:00

NC State Applied Ecology

The Department of Applied Ecology integrates aspects of the broader fields of biology, ecology, genetics, toxicology, conservation and living resource management into a focused unit that employs novel approaches to confront local problems and global challenges. Our faculty engage in highly collaborative research, education, and extension efforts that offer direct, practical solutions to current challenges in environmental and human well-being. Learn more

Department News

Brendan Runde Awarded Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship

PhD student Brendan Runde received the 2017 Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship awarded by the American Fisheries Society! His dissertation research seeks to examine two management strategies of deepwater reef fishes such as snowy grouper and speckled hind.

CMAST features Jacob Krause

The Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) has a student spotlight feature highlighting Jacob Krause, a PhD student in Applied Ecology advised by Dr. Jeff Buckel and Dr. Joe [...]

Conserving Butterflies

Zoology Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch in the Nick Haddad Lab is featured in the NC State CALS Magazine Spring 2017 issue. Elsita is a 2016-17 Southeast Climate Science Center Global [...]


Applied Ecology Research

The Department of Applied Ecology has a strong and diverse research portfolio. Faculty research programs work at the interface between basic and applied life sciences. Topics of interest vary widely as do the levels of analysis, ranging from the study of single species to populations, and entire ecosystems. We share a passion for understanding the living world and applying ecological principles to solving societal challenges.

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