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

Award Winning Presentation!

Jennifer Archambault, award recipient of the 2016 W. Don Baker Memorial Best Professional Presentation, receiving her award from Dr. Mike Gangloff (Appalachian State University), the NC AFS Chapter President. [...]

President’s Early-Career Award

Chief Scientist Nate Bacheler and red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus. Photo credit: David Hoke Dr. Nate Bacheler (NC State University, MS ’02, PhD ’08, Zoology) has been awarded a Presidential [...]

2015 Graduates Receive Applied Ecology Minor

Congratulations to our recent 2015 graduates who earned a minor in the Applied Ecology program!


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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