Department News

The latest news and updates for the faculty, staff and students of Applied Ecology.

Bombs and Butterflies

Why has the U.S. Military made an effort to join forces with conservation researchers? NPR reports on this unlikely partnership and features Nick Haddad's ongoing research on St. Francis' satyr, the little rare butterfly that can only be found on Fort Bragg.

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Feature, 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 Rico and provides an introduction [...]

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

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.

August 30th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

Fishing down nutrients on coral reefs

Research from Craig Layman's lab was recently published in Nature Communications.

August 19th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

Position Open: Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology

The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Urban Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We are seeking an individual who studies both pattern [...]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News, Position|

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. Mr. John Crutchfield (Duke Energy), [...]

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

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 Early Career Award, the “highest [...]

February 25th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

2015 Graduates Receive Applied Ecology Minor

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

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

Science writing workshop series

Do you practice science, but find yourself wishing you could communicate it outside of the regular academic channels? Would you like a little guidance and a supportive community to help you get your feet wet? [...]

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

Augmented Reality Sandbox

The Center of Applied Aquatic Ecology is using the Augmented Reality Sandbox as an education outreach tool, and currently have it on display at the Makery@Kidzu in Chapel Hill. The Augmented Reality Sandbox [...]

January 14th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

Natural Born Hustlers

Professor Greg Cope and researcher Jennifer Archambault, both in the NC State Department of Applied Ecology (along with Chris Eads in the NC State Department of Population Health & Pathobiology) had the wonderful opportunity to [...]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Feature, News|

Stewards of the Future: Water Quality

JoAnn Burkholder, Robert Reed and Elle Allen of NC State University’s Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology are working to ensure safer drinking water for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians. Hear them describe their work [...]

December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

Spring Course: Conservation for the 21st Century

Spring Course in Applied Ecology Conserving species diversity has been the main goal for conservation biology; however, many plans that only consider ecology do not succeed. In this class, we will cover some [...]

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

2015 Burroughs Wellcome Distinguished Lecture Overview

Dr. Gary Miller (left) with Dr. Greg Cope (right) Dr. Gary W. Miller, Asa Griggs Candler Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Associate Dean for Research in the Rollins School of Public Health [...]

October 30th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

CALS Tailgate and Ag Day

Persistent rains and looming off-coast Hurricane Joaquin didn’t deter fans from celebrating CALS Tailgate and Ag Day on October 3, 2015! Thankfully a tent outside PNC Arena sheltered many departmental exhibits. Applied Ecology's [...]

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

Supplemental Scholarship Program

The Supplemental Scholarship program is designed to enrich the graduate experience. It is paid directly to the student and is not intended to be part of a student stipend. Initiated in 2014, when three scholarships [...]

September 13th, 2015|Categories: Foundation for Agromedicine and Toxicology, News|

Combining Observational and Experimental Studies to Examine Plant and Insect Responses to Climate Change

Dr. Diane Debinski, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University September 17 | 3:30p | 101 David Clark Labs Join us for the third talk of the 2015 Ecology and Evolution Fall [...]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

Exploring the Role of Temperature in the Ocean Through Metabolic Scaling

Dr. John Bruno, Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill September 3 | 3:30p | 101 David Clark Labs Join us for the second talk of the 2015 Ecology and Evolution Fall [...]

September 1st, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

Intersex Fish Research

Environmental Health News featured a story on intersex black bass and sunfish in North Carolina rivers, highlighting the collaborative research on endocrine disrupting compounds from the labs of Derek Aday, Greg Cope, Tom Kwak and [...]

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

From Fast to Ultrafast: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Extreme Movements

Dr. Sheila Patek, Associate Professor of Biology, Duke University August 27 | 3:30p | 101 David Clark Labs The 2015 Ecology and Evolution Fall Seminar Series kicks off on August 27th with Dr. Sheila Patek's [...]

August 13th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|