We are not the only scientists using cities as surrogates for climate change. However, this line of research is in its infancy. We conducted a literature review, led by postdoc Nora Lahr, to compile all the research we could find in which cities were used to predict the effects of climate change.
It is nice to be reminded of why I am an ecologist, why I study trees, and why I care about helping trees grow in cities. Photosynthesis is cool!
While the stars of last year’s table were undoubtedly the azalea caterpillars—which were very resilient during a long day of being picked up, and dropped, by visitors of all ages—the azalea bushes were empty when it came time to collect this year.
Two years ago Elsa Youngsteadt and I from NC State joined forces with Dave Smitley, Heidi Wollaeger, and others from Michigan State University to organize the first national conference related to pollinator conservation in ornamental [...]
For 40 years people have met in the mountains of North Carolina to talk about pests and pathogens of ornamental plants. It started as a few professors chatting about new pests problems by day and [...]
This is a guest post from our Research Associate, Elsa Youngsteadt A portrait of T.B. Mitchell in the lab. Image courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries; photographer unknown. [...]
This is a guest post by our research associate Elsa Youngsteadt. What: Webinar on native bee biology, diversity, and outreach resources When: June 30, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presented by: Elsa Youngsteadt & Debbie [...]
Some of NCSSM's award winners at the 2016 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair. From NCSSM http://www.ncssm.edu/news/2016/04/04/2016-regional-science-fair-winners Congratulations to Kimberly Andreassen for winning the Biological Science division of the North Carolina Science and [...]
A postdoctoral position is available to work in my lab in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with Rob Dunn in the Department of Applied Ecology, as well as a broader group of scholars studying cities at NCSU.
Our lab’s latest paper, co-authored by Elsa Youngsteadt and Holden Appler, was published today in PLOS ONE. We examined pathogen pressure and immune response in managed and feral honey bee workers from hives located in [...]