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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology Program Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

Environment and Planning A

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Bioinformatics Research Center Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

BMC Genetics

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Mar 01 2015

Websites of Interest

By: Debbie Currie

Birds of North America: The Audubon field guides have sold over 18 million copies since Alfred A. Knopf published the first illustrated and descriptive books in 1934. This informative website, which features beautiful drawings and photographs as well as extensive descriptions of birds from around North America, is intuitive and pleasing to the eye. Readers can start by typing the name of a bird into the search function, or by sorting the guide by taxonomic family or region. Each record provides detailed information, including facts about Habitat, Migration, and Feeding Behavior. Perhaps best of all, a Songs and Calls section lets readers experience the song of the Acadian Flycatcher or the rhythms of the Acorn Woodpecker.

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation: At 4,000-square-kilometers, Gorongosa National Park is one of the world’s great wildlife preserves, featuring spectacular flora and fauna, a looming mountain peak, and sweeping grasslands and forests. Sadly, the ecosystem was profoundly stressed by the civil conflict that swept through the region in the 1980s, and many species, especially large mammals, are only just beginning to recover. The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is situated at the heart of the preserve. It’s mission, to educate a new generation of Mozambican scientists and preservation managers, is both practical and inspiring. Readers should start by watching a five-minute introductory video that outlines the project. Sections to explore include an overview of the park, explanations of biological monitoring, notes on the education of local experts, and a news blog. Beautiful videos and explanatory text are offered throughout.

Treehugger: Treehugger lists itself as a media outlet “dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.” It runs an attractive Huffington Post-style interface of articles, videos, blog posts, and weekly and daily newsletters. On the homepage, readers may scout the latest stories as they are posted. The site also lists the ten most popular stories and includes a section where editor’s picks are featured. For those who would like to search by subject, articles on the site are also divided into the categories of design, technology, transportation, science, business, living, energy, slideshows, and social. For readers who are looking for a savvy, fun-loving approach to environmental sustainability in all its many forms, Treehugger is a welcome resource.

Wired Science: Some science websites try to make science cool. Wired Science just IS cool. The blog, which is updated multiple times a day by a diverse flock of authors, takes the things people – and maybe especially teenagers – are fascinated by, and then breaks them down and explains them. Recent articles describe a mathematical model of objects slowed down by the iPhone 6 camera, animal cannibalism, killer asteroids, and why we’re looking for life on moons. With hundreds of posts to scroll through and hundreds of topics to learn about, readers will find much to celebrate on this science blog from one of the world’s most-read technology magazines.

By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Soil Science Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

Journal of Environmental QualityApplied Soil Ecology

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Poultry Science Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

Journal of Applied Poultry ResearchPoultry Science

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Plant Pathology Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

SymbiosisEcology and Evolution

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Plant Biology Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

Oecologia

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Molecular and Structural Biochemistry Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

StructureCellular Signalling

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Horticultural Science Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

BMC GenomicsG3-Genes Genomes Genetics

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By: Shaun Bennett

Recent Articles from NCSU Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Department Researchers, December 16 – December 31 2014.

Industrial Crops and ProductsTrends in Food Science & Technology

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