Claire Johnson explains her studies of microbial communities living on seaweed mats in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream and how they cycle nitrogen.
Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality.
While studying small mammals in the Blue Ridge Mountains, juniors Marie Young and Cole Prezant discover a love for field work.
Ken Donny-Clark spent his last semester at UNC-Chapel Hill in the woods searching for a dwindling population of trees that local wildlife depends on: Carolina hemlocks.
Two undergraduates search for salamanders in western North Carolina — and find so much more.
Rada Petric's love for nature has led her to study how human presence affects the behavior of small mammals like bats and mice.
Local biologists team up to study how wetland mitigation affects small mammals.
Josh Himmelstein is getting knee-deep in marshes to understand the effects of sea-level rise.
Anne Smiley maps coastal habitats and nitrogen levels to assess water quality and coastal ecosystem health, protecting communities hit by major storms.
Nichola Lowe spotted the gaps in the U.S. workforce long before the pandemic shined a light on them. She’s spent the last 15 years studying how employees develop and use skills at work, and how employers encourage development of those skills. Most recently, she’s written a book on the topic and is using lessons from the pandemic to drive her current research.