App State plant geneticist Dr. Matt Estep is working with the Blue Ridge Parkway to examine the genetic diversity of spreading avens — a federally endangered plant native to Western North Carolina. His five-year study, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will help inform conservation efforts aimed at preserving and protecting the species.
Dr. Clare Scott-Chialvo, Dr. Pablo Chialvo and Dr. Ray Williams — faculty members in Appalachian State's Department of Biology — are interviewed about cicada emergence cycles and the impacts of climate change.
In this first-person article, Professor Kristian Jackson writes on environmental stewardship in the building and maintaining of recreational biking trails, much of which falls to volunteers. He offers seven paths to stewardship for individuals wanting to make a difference.
This 13-minute program in Spanish begins with a video introduction of the National Geographic expedition co-led by Dr. Baker Perry to install a weather station on Chile’s Trupangato Volcano, followed by a live interview with Perry. He teaches in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning.
Dr. Baker Perry, who co-led a National Geographic expedition to Chile’s Trupangato Volcano earlier this year, is interviewed live about the team’s work and how the weather station will inform scientists about climate change in the region. Perry teaches in the Department of Geography and Planning.
At 19,000 feet above sea level on the Chilean mountain of Tupungato, Baker Perry and his fellow climbers were clobbered in the early morning hours by an unforecasted blizzard that pinned them in their tents with punishing winds and swirling snow. Perry, a climate scientist at Appalachian State University, was philosophical as he recalled it.
In an Earth Day special collaboration with National Geographic and Nat Geo Explorer Dr. Baker Perry, ABC11 takes a look at the challenges North Carolina faces when it comes to weather and patterns shifting over time. Perry teaches in the Department of Geography and Planning.
Jesse Barber, a senior from Sawmills, combines his passion for photography, the environment, people and culture in his self-designed interdisciplinary studies major, focusing on documentary studies in Appalachia.
Data from App State’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) is incorporated into a graphic titled “Carbon dioxide emitted worldwide 1850-2017” in this article on climate change. The graphic is in the fourth section under the header “How do we know climate change is caused by humans?”
The climate science research of App State’s Dr. Baker Perry has inspired a 4-year-old science enthusiast in Brazil. In an email to Perry, the child’s father shared his son has become fascinated with Perry after watching a documentary on the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Expedition to Mount Everest, in which Perry participated.
Justin Marks, a senior sustainable development major with a concentration in community, regional and global development, announced on national television he hopes to “save the world” — a plan playing out through his community engagement and service.
Q&A with Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor of geology
April 8, 2021
Two-time Fulbright award recipient Dr. Steven J. Hageman talks about his love for teaching and researching geology at Appalachian State University and how he helps students become effective problem-solvers.
Alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 has been recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association as one of the top 30 parks and recreation professionals under age 30 to watch in 2021. Learn how Sedlak’s Appalachian Experience — from mountains to mentors — helped prepare her for her role with Town of Beech Mountain’s Parks and Recreation Department.
App State geochemist Dr. Sarah Carmichael gives historical context of the Devonian extinction and the processes that took place in the ocean and land surfaces 376 million to 360 million years ago. She teaches in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.