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

Research Spotlight

PhD student Sara Prado had her research in Puerto Rico featured in the newspaper El Nuevo Dia. The article highlights Sara's recent discovery of three new bee species in Puerto [...]

Dunn Lab Artist-in-Residence Featured at Hunt Library

Artist Miella Green's emerging series A Thousand Galaxies is now on exhibit at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Selected works from her this series, made while serving as Artist-in-Residence in NC State’s Rob Dunn Lab, will be on display on the Hunt Library Commons Wall from August 29 to September 4.

Post Doc on Global Ecology of Crop Mutualists

Learn more about a new Postdoctoral Research Associate position open in the Dunn Lab in the Department of Applied Ecology.

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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.

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