image representing ghost forest research, taken by Melinda Martinez

Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 12, 2021 | Katie Mosher

The dead trees don’t contribute as much as soils, but they should still be accounted for, researchers say.

Invasive Species Alters Marine Community, Interferes in Recovery Following Natural Disasters

May 12, 2021 | Katie Mosher

Clavelina oblonga, an invasive marine fouling species, not only reduces diversity in communities it invades, it also interferes in their recovery following natural disasters — a process known as “succession.” New research has had funding from NC Sea Grant.

Deadline Extended for the NC Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

March 8, 2021 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2021-22 NC STEM Policy Fellowship until 5 p.m. on March 23. Graduate students will be placed into high-level state government offices focusing on policy topics related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

A powerful tornado caused severe damage to homes in the Ocean Ridge Plantation neighborhood in Brunswick County on Feb. 15. Credit: NWS

Critical Steps to Avoid Roof Damage from Tornadoes and Hurricanes

February 26, 2021 | Katie Mosher

Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal construction and erosion specialist, has been tracking news and National Weather Service reports of the damage from the recent deadly tornado in Brunswick County. Rogers’s key message: Before starting a roofing project, ask your insurance agent if you qualify for insurance incentives.

Terri Kirby Hathaway reads to a group of kids.

Hathaway Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

February 4, 2021 | Katie Mosher

The recognition comes as Hathaway retires from 35 years working for the state as a marine educator.