CALS Magazine highlights Elsita Kiekebusch's research on butterfly conservation
CALS Magazine highlights Ryann Rossi's research on mangrove die-offs in the Caribbean
Updating the Species Scape
See how Rob Dunn's group reworks and updates the famous Species Scape
Conservation Collaborations on US Military Bases
Learn more about Nick Haddad's conservation efforts at Fort Bragg on Morning Edition
Research from Craig Layman's lab gets featured in National Geographic
Natural Born Hustlers
NC State researchers play a role in the BBC's new Nature series
Learn more about Nick Haddad's efforts to connect science to conservation
the Abaco Scientist blog
The Abaco Scientist is a research-based blog led by Craig Layman's lab. It features natural history, cutting edge findings, and several great web resources for the Bahamas.
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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
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.
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 [...]
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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.