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

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.

Climate Lightning Talks: Apocalypse Now? How Extreme Weather is Affecting the Southeast and the Globe

The USGS SE Climate Science Center (SE CSC) & NC State University will be hosting the first ever "Climate Lightning Talks". Come listen to faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students give short lightning presentations of original work related to the topic of extreme weather in the context of a changing climate.

Dana Sackett receives 2017 CALS Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Dr. Dana Sackett, who earned her Ph.D. in Zoology in 2011 under the direction of Drs. Derek Aday and Jim Rice, received the 2017 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Young Alumnus Award on September 8, 2017 from CALS Dean Richard Linton.


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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