Global Environmental Change and Human Well-Being

Mar 22, 2018

Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?

Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels.

Feb 7, 2018

Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them

Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.

Jan 5, 2018

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.

Dec 5, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

New NC State research shows that earlier and longer flowering seasons have detrimental effects on bumble bees.

Oct 27, 2016  |  Global Environmental Change and Human Well-Being

Evolutionary Clock Ticks for Snowshoe Hares Facing Climate Change

Snowshoe hares that camouflage themselves by changing their coats from brown in summer to white in winter face serious threats from climate change, and it’s uncertain whether hare populations will be able to adapt in time, according to a North Carolina State University study.

Oct 27, 2016  |  Global Environmental Change and Human Well-Being

Fish Type, Body Size Can Help Predict Nutrient Recycling Rates

Research by cluster hire Craig Layman shows the nutrients excreted by fish in their “pee” may be critical to the health of coastal ecosystems.