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Graphical Abstract Image depicting role of extracellular vesicles in interkingdom communication

Transdisciplinarity contributes to understanding of interkingdom communication pathways

At a subcellular level, bacteria, fungi and plants communicate with each other, between species and even kingdoms, through biological and chemical pac...

Appalachian stewards foundational climate science dataset

To get it right in the ongoing and increasingly urgent coverage of climate change in global media, and in policy discussions at all levels of governan...

CERPA researchers analyze local economic impact of COVID-19

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University was awarded nearly $98,000 in grant funding from the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory to con...

RIEEE Researchers contribute to 2020 Global Carbon Budget

BOONE, N.C. — The Global Carbon Project (GCP) has released its annual 2020 Global Carbon Budget, which estimates CO2 emissions for the year hav...

Community FEaST 2020

AppalFRESH, the Appalachian Food Research for Equity Sustainability and Health Collaborative will host the fourth annual Community FEaST (Food En...

image of forest from ground, forest carbon offsets, Appalachian State University, RIEEE

RIEEE researchers receive AT&T Climate Resiliency Community Challenge Grant

RIEEE researchers Tammy Kowalczyk and Dennis Gilfillan received a grant from AT&T to examine climate resiliency in rural inland areas, focusing on...