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

How Winter Temps Can Affect Your Spring Fishing

NC State Applied Ecology alumnus Tim Ellis, in collaboration with Joseph Hightower and Jeff Buckel of NC State Applied Ecology, explain the role a cold winter might have on your spring fishing. NC State News highlights their research, and the importance of their findings on recreational and commercial fishing in North Carolina.

Program alumni receives Early Career Professional award

Dr. Lindsay Campbell, a 2012 PhD graduate of our program under the direction of Dr. Jim Rice, recently received the 2017 Early Career Professional of the Year Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region.

New Department Head: Derek Aday

The new head of the Department of Applied Ecology is Derek Aday. Read more about the announcement in CALS News.


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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