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Saving the Dusky Gopher Frog

Saving the Dusky Gopher Frog

Habitat destruction and degradation are mostly to blame for the dwindling numbers of amphibians worldwide, but there are other factors contributing to the overall decline—and some of these remain elusive. Joseph Pechmann's research on conservation and recovery of the endangered dusky gopher frog.

October 04, 2019


Understanding Coyotes in Western North Carolina

Understanding Coyotes in Western North Carolina

Coyotes have called Western North Carolina home for about 30 years. They’re relatively new to the region compared to bobcats and foxes, who are established residents with hundreds of years of lineage. Western Carolina University’s Aimee Rockhill, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, is examining the role coyotes play on ecosystem function in western North Carolina.

October 04, 2019


Hunter Library Collaborates with UNCA to Merge Digital Collections

Hunter Library Collaborates with UNCA to Merge Digital Collections

Western Carolina University's Hunter Library is teaming up with the University of North Carolina-Asheville to document the Southern Appalachian mountain region.

September 24, 2019


John Morgan

John Morgan

WCU Honors College Senior, John Morgan, and a 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Program participant, has shared his passion for protecting the world we live in through research in the new WCU featured stories "Decide to Succeed". John, who has been conducting research with Dr. JP Gannon of the Geosciences and Natural Resources Department, was awarded a full-time, paid summer research opportunity through the Honors College and the Office of the Provost.

August 14, 2019


Graduate student explores dystopia, literature, and racial bias in journalism

Graduate student explores dystopia, literature, and racial bias in journalism

Crystal Ellwood constantly toed the line between literature and art up until the moment she decided to pursue her graduate degree in English at Western Carolina University. Her passion for literature and creative arts inspired her to take a more creative approach to her literature masters and paved the way for her first novel.

May 23, 2019


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