College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Experts
In this audio slideshow, CALS senior and aspiring conservation veterinarian Rachel Turner discusses her published research on equine colic as well as an internship that took her to Sri Lanka to work with elephants.
Ph.D. student Marybeth Brey is finding new ways to analyze how introduced species change food webs in Lake Norman. Her research won first prize in the natural resources category for N.C. State University’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Two bald eagles are raising two chicks in a nest above Jordan Lake near Raleigh under the watchful eye of a webcam.
“My project mainly looks at mercury contamination in fish and focuses on the risk to wildlife and people,” says biology Ph.D. student Dana Sackett. “It is really important that we understand it well so we can control our risk.” In this audio slideshow, hear more from this student who’s increasing our understanding of an important environmental and health issue.
The new endowment will support financial awards and educational opportunities for graduate students enrolled in programs jointly administered by CALS, the College of Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine at N.C. State.
Ph.D. candidate Nyeema Harris studies patterns of carnivore diversity across North America, trying, she says, “to figure out where there are more species and less species and their corresponding parasites.” So far, she’s studied island foxes in California, black-footed ferrets in South Dakota, Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico and Canada lynx in Maine.