North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Biology Records 1948-2006

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Biology
Size
4 linear feet
Call number
UA 100.030

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Biology contain correspondence, brochures, course syllabi, departmental reviews, handbooks, grant proposals and applications, publications, and research project material. Also included is material relating to the establishment of the North Carolina Zoological Park, items from the North Carolina State College Institute of Statistics, and records from the Ecology Program, which was discontinued in 1992. Materials range in date from 1948 to 2006.

The first courses in Zoology were offered at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later, North Carolina State University) in 1899. In 1912, Dr. Zeno P. Metcalf joined the faculty and increased the course offerings from one to three, eventually becoming Head of the Department of Entomology and Zoology, and led the department for 38 years, until 1950. In 1950, Zoology and Entomology separated from each other under the newly formed Division of Biological Sciences. With the dissolution of the Division of Biological Sciences in 1956, Zoology became a department with its own curriculum. The Department was included in the formation of the new Institute of Biological Sciences in 1960, an arrangement that lasted until 1971. After that date, Zoology became a Department in the School (now College) of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2008, the department was renamed as the Department of Biology.

Biographical/historical note

During the early period of the University's growth, 1887 - 1912, the initial efforts of the biological sciences were directed toward the development of agricultural interests in North Carolina. The original course offerings in Zoology were given by teachers whose interests were only secondarily zoological. Not until 1899 were offered courses first collected under the rubric 'Zoology.' In the early 1900s a veterinarian and a plant pathologist taught most of the zoologically oriented courses.

In 1912, Dr. Zeno P. Metcalf joined the faculty and increased the course offerings from one to three, eventually becoming Head of the Department of Entomology and Zoology. He led the Department for 38 years, until 1950. Other early faculty appointments included Dr. Carey H. Bostian, who joined in 1930 and became Chancellor of the University in 1953; and Dr. Reinard Harkema, who joined the Department in 1936 and served for more than four decades.

During the Depression, programs at North Carolina State were restricted. The development of Zoology was limited to the areas of Wildlife Management and Animal Ecology. It was not until 1957-58 that there was a designated undergraduate degree program in Zoology. Students performed graduate work in Zoology at this time, but Master's degrees were only given in Entomology.

In 1944, the Institute of Statistics was developed out of the Department of Experimental Statistics, and provided services increasingly necessary for fundamental research. The Institute worked closely with the Department of Zoology in cooperative ventures with a number of states. The Institute had close connections with the Research Triangle Institute located in the heart of the rapidly developing Research Triangle Park. For the Department of Zoology, the arrival in 1965 of Dr. Don W. Hayne, with a dual appointment in Statistics and Zoology, proved to be a stimulus to the development and growth of quantitative aspects of experimental research and teaching.

In 1950, Zoology and Entomology separated from each other under the newly formed Division of Biological Sciences. The Department moved to Gardner Hall in 1952. With the dissolution of the Division of Biological Sciences in 1956, Zoology became a department with its own curriculum. The Department was included in the formation of the new Institute of Biological Sciences in 1960, an arrangement that lasted until 1971. After that date, Zoology became a Department in the School (later College) of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2008 its name was changed to the Department of Biology. In 2013 the programs of the Department of Biology were subsumed under the new Department of Biological Sciences in the new College of Sciences.

1912 - 1950
Zeno P. Metcalf
1951 - 1963
Frederick S. Barkalow
1963 - 1967
Bernard S. Martof
1967 - 1975
David E. Davis
1976
Reinard Harkema, acting head
1977 - 1991
John G. Vandenbergh
1991 - 1996
Harold F. Heatwole
1996 - 2007
Thurman L. Grove

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Biology contain correspondence, brochures, course syllabi, departmental reviews, handbooks, grant proposals and applications, publications, and research project material. Also included is material relating to the establishment of the North Carolina Zoological Park, items from the North Carolina State College Institute of Statistics, and records from the Ecology Program, which was discontinued in 1992. Materials range in date from 1948 to 2006.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Barkalow, Frederick Schenck
  • Biology Education
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
  • Davis, David E.
  • Fields, Hugh
  • Grant, William C.
  • Harkema, Reinard
  • Hassler, William W.
  • Hayne, Don W.
  • Institute of Statistics
  • New Bern, North Carolina
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • North Carolina Zoological Park
  • Pamlico River, North Carolina
  • Pest Control Authority
  • Pesticide
  • Quay, Thomas L.
  • Roanoke River, North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Vandenbergh, John G.
  • Zoology Education
  • Zoology Research
  • Zoology Statistical Methods

Physical description

8 archival boxes

Arrangement

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Biology are arranged in six series: General Records, Comprehensive Reviews, Institute of Statistics, Workshops, Projects, Gransts, and Proposals, Ecology Program Records, and Publications. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or title.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Biology Records, UA 100.030, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Biology.

Processing information

Processed by: Laura J. Morgan; Beverly King, 2009 July; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Beverly King, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

General Records 1948-1982
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains a variety of records. Correspondence written to, by, or about specific faculty members is filed under the individual's name as per original order. The series also includes specific material about programs and courses offered in the Department of Zoology and its organization. There is a significant collection of news clippings and correspondence relating to the proposed founding of the North Carolina Zoological Park (originally named North Carlina Zoological Garden). Of note are the various awards and distinctions bestowed on members of the department. The material is filed alphabetically.

1 records storage box

Academic Program Proposals 1962-1967
Box 1, Folder 1
Achievements 1960
Box 1, Folder 2
Articles 1948-1956
Box 1, Folder 3
Barkalow, Frederick S. 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 4
Brochures ca. 1962-1982, undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Campus Mailing List for Wildlife Curriculum Newsletter 1955, undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Departmental Retreats 1979-1982
Box 1, Folder 7
Employment Surveys 1957
Box 1, Folder 8
Fields, Hugh M. 1960-1969, undated
Box 1, Folder 9
Grant, William C. 1975
Box 1, Folder 10
Harkema, Reinard 1969
Box 1, Folder 11
Hassler, William W. 1959-1969
Box 1, Folder 12
Hatteras Marine Research Station 1964
Box 1, Folder 13
Long Range Planning 1957-1959, undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Mammal and Bird Range 1964
Box 1, Folder 15
Mini Grants 1977-1981
Box 1, Folder 16
News Clippings 1957-1958, undated
Box 1, Folder 17
North Carolina Wildlife Federation 1957-1967
Box 1, Folder 18
North Carolina Zoological Garden
Correspondence 1967-1974
Box 1, Folder 19
Documents 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 20
News Clippings 1966-1969, undated
Box 1, Folder 21
Notes, undated
Box 1, Folder 22
Organization Charts 1966-1980
Box 1, Folder 23
Program Information for Students 1978, undated
Box 1, Folder 24
Quay, Thomas L. 1958-1965
Box 1, Folder 25
Reinard Harkema Memorial Endowment for Zoology 1978
Box 1, Folder 26
Social Material 1956-1957
Box 1, Folder 27
Squirrel Project 1964
Box 1, Folder 28
Syllabi and Lecture Materials 1960-1978
Box 1, Folder 29
Wildlife Extension 1960-1967, undated
Box 1, Folder 30
Comprehensive Reviews 1978-1985
Size: 0.2 linear feet

This series contains reports prepared by the Department of Zoology to provide background information for comprehensive reviews of the department. These reports contain such items as a brief history of the department, mission statement, program summaries, faculty resumes, course syllabi, and project lists. The reports are filed chronologically.

2 folder

1978
Box 2, Folder 1
1985
Box 2, Folder 2
Institute of Statistics 1959-1981
Size: 0.3 linear feet

This series contains records of cooperative ventures, known as the Southeastern Fish and Game Statistics Project, between the North Carolina State College Institute of Statistics and at least nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The role of the Institute of Statistics was to provide consultant services to the states on the design and analysis of wildlife research, and to develop sound and efficient statistical techniques for such design and analysis. These records are broken into two sub-series: General Correspondence, which includes analyses of statistical projects forwarded to those states for whom the Archives does not have specific records; And the records for Alabama, whose general records contain largely administrative and financial records. Alabama's cooperative agreement was initiated in 1959 and was renewed each year to 1981. Research projects for Alabama include the calculation of the extent of the wild turkey population as an aid in resource management. They also include a set of sophisticated analyses intended to provide specific measurements by which researchers can accurately determine the age of young rabbits. These analyses were overseen by Dr. Don W. Hayne in his dual role as statistician and zoologist.

10 folder

General Correspondence
July, 1979
Box 2, Folder 3
August, 1979
Box 2, Folder 4
Alabama
General Records 1959-1981
Box 2, Folder 5
"Cooperative Agreement between the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and the Institute of Statistics, North Carolina State College"
Original Agreement 1959
Box 2, Folder 6
Supplement Agreements, Numbers 1-11 1959-1969
Box 2, Folder 7
Supplement Agreements, Numbers 12-23 1970-1981
Box 2, Folder 8
Rabbit Research, Edward P. Hill, III
1964 - 1966
Box 2, Folder 9
1967 - 1970
Box 2, Folder 10
Wild Turkey Investigations, data
1966
Box 2, Folder 11
1967
Box 2, Folder 12
Workshops 1950-1953
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series contains handbooks used in the two-day "schools" for which staff members of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, the Agricultural Extension Service, the Division of College Extension, and others served as faculty. The two schools herein were similar, but the Pesticide School was conducted primarily for merchants who dealt in fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides rather than those in the pest control industry. Material in the handbooks was compiled by various agencies, including the Entomology Section, Department of Zoology; Plant Pathology Section, Department of Botany; Department of Agronomy of the School of Agriculture; and the Rodent Control Section, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They contain pamphlets, publications, and prepared notes regarding particular chemicals and the laws that control their use. The material is filed chronologically.

7 folder

Pest Control Operators School
Handbooks
1951
Box 3, Folder 1
1952
Box 3, Folder 2
Pesticide School
Attendance Sheets and Program 1951-1953
Box 3, Folder 3
Handbooks
1950
Box 3, Folder 4
1951
Box 3, Folder 5
1952
Box 3, Folder 6
1953
Box 3, Folder 7
Individual Projects
"Abused Drugs and Social Behavior" (1973-1977), John G. Vandenbergh 1977
Box 3, Folder 10
"Analysis of Ecological Date from Cox Bay, Texas, in Response to the Impact of Cooling Water Input from a Power Plant" (1975), B. J. Copeland 1975
Box 3, Folder 11
"Aqua Culture of Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens (Mitchill) in North Carolina" (1977-1978), William W. Hassler 1977
Box 3, Folder 12
"Aquatic Ecosystems Modeling and the Role of Bacteria in Alaskan Arctic Lakes" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie 1974-1976
Box 3, Folder 13
"Artificial Propagation and Spawning of the Dolphin ( Coryphaena hippurus ), Cobia ( Rachycentron canadum ), and the Channel Bass ( Scianops ocellata )" (no date), William W. Hassler 1975
Box 3, Folder 14
"Bacteria and the Nutritional Quality of Estuarine Detritus" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie, John M. Miller 1974-1976
Box 3, Folder 15
"Biological Clock Control of Appetite and Fat Deposition in Woodchucks" (1969-1972), David E. Davis 1969-1971
Box 3, Folder 16
"Biology of Amphibia and Reptilia: Special Emphasis on Behavior and Ecology" (1976-1979), Bernard S. Martof 1975
Box 3, Folder 17
"Biology of Amphibia: Special Emphasis on Photoperiod and Metamorphosis" (1975-1978), Bernard S. Martof 1975
Box 3, Folder 18
"Biology of Amphibians: With Special Emphasis on the Physiological Ecology and Behavior of Larvae" (1969-1972), Bernard S. Martof 1969-1971
Box 3, Folder 19
"Biology of Aquatic Heterotrophic Bacteria as Affected by Phosphate Mining in an Estuary" (1969-1972), John E. Hobbie 1969-1971
Box 3, Folder 20
"Biology of Parasites" (1972-1975), Reinard Harkema, Grover C. Miller 1972-1975
Box 3, Folder 21
"Black Bear Investigations" (1975-1978), O. Thomas Sanders, David S. deCalesta 1974-1979
Box 4, Folder 1
"Breeding Biology of Woodcock in Piedmont North Carolina" (1978-1979), Phillip D. Doerr 1974-1979
Box 4, Folder 2
"Carolina Notebook" (1982-1983), Gary San Julien, Rick Estes 1982
Box 4, Folder 3
"Catfish Breeding, Production, and Marketing" (1971-1974), Garland B. Pardue 1971-1974
Box 4, Folder 4
"Circadian Organization in Lizards" (1978-1981), Herbert A. Underwood 1978
Box 4, Folder 5
"Circadian Physiology and Photoreception in Lizards: The Role of the Eyes and Pineal System" (1976-1978), Herbert A. Underwood 1975-1979
Box 4, Folder 6
"Cooperative management Program for Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River Striped Bass" (1975-1977), William W. Hassler 1975-1977
Box 4, Folder 7
"Cooperative Woodcock Study, North Carolina" (1974-1978), Phillip D. Doerr 1974-1979
Box 4, Folder 8
"Cryogenic Preservation of Sperm from Freshwater Fishes" (1976-1978), Reinard Harkema, J. Howard Kerby, Melvin T. Huish 1976-1979
Box 4, Folder 9
"Determinants of Aggression in Mice" (1975-1976), J. Mal Whitsett 1975-1977
Box 4, Folder 10
"Development of a Saltmarsh Ecosystem Proposal" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie 1975
Box 4, Folder 11
"Development of Models of Primary Productivity of Organic Materials by Microorganisms" (1974-1975), John E. Hobbie 1974
Box 4, Folder 12
"Development of Nutrient Models for the Pamlico River Estuary, North Carolina" (1975-1977), John E. Hobbie 1974
Box 4, Folder 13
"Development of Sexual Dimorphism in Schistosoma mansoni " (1975-1977), William C. Grant 1975-1977
Box 4, Folder 14
"Distribution and Ecology of Marine Hydroids of North Carolina" (1975-1978), Charles E. Lytle 1974-1979
Box 4, Folder 15
"Ecology and Behavior of Mammalian Populations" (1972-1974), David E. Davis, Frederick S. Barkalow, John B. Mathies 1972-1974
Box 4, Folder 16
"Ecology and Behavior of Vertebrates" (1972-1975), Thomas L. Quay, Bernard S. Martof, George T. Barthalmus 1972-1975
Box 4, Folder 17
"The Ecology and Behavior of Wild Bird Populations in Relation to Changing Land-Use Patterns" (1969-1972), Thomas L. Quay 1969-1971
Box 4, Folder 18
"The Ecology of the Pamlico River Estuary, North Carolina" (1973-1974), John E. Hobbie 1973
Box 4, Folder 19
"Effect of Oil on Tundra Thaw Ponds" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie 1975
Box 4, Folder 20
"Effect of Selected Trace Elements and Oxidants on Phagocytic and Microbiocidal Activities of the Alveolar Macrophage" (1975-1976), Kenneth E. Muse 1975-1976
Box 4, Folder 21
"Effects of Field Applications of Organophosphates on Bobwhite Quail and Cottontail Rabbits" (1976-1978), O. Thomas Sanders 1976-1979
Box 4, Folder 22
"Effects of Low Level Turbidity on Fishes in Lakes" (1979-1982), John M. Miller 1979
Box 4, Folder 23
"Effects of Road Construction upon Nearby Lakes on the Alaskan North Slope" (1975-1977), John M. Miller, Vera Alexander 1975-1976
Box 4, Folder 24
"Effects of Stream Channelization and Drainage on Fish and Wildlife" (1971-1978), Melvin T. Huish, Garland B. Pardue, F. Eugene Hester 1971-1979
Box 5, Folder 1
"Electron Microscopy as a Research Tool in Reproductive Endocrinology" (no date), J. Mal Whitsett 1976
Box 5, Folder 2
"Environment and Sexual Development in Mammals" (1975-1978), J. Mal Whitsett 1975-1977
Box 5, Folder 3
"Estrogen Control of Uterine Glucose Metabolism" (1967-1972), Donald E. Smith 1967-1970
Box 5, Folder 4
"Estuarine Invertebrate Behavior: An Index of Subacute Toxicity of Aquatic Herbicides" (1977-1978), George T. Barthalmus 1977-1979
Box 5, Folder 5
"Eurasion Watermilfoil in Currituck Sound: Its Control and Potential Use" (1977-1978), Melvin T. Huish, J. Howard Kerby 1976-1979
Box 5, Folder 6
"Factors Affecting Nesting Density and brood Survival of Wood Ducks" (1969-1972), F. Eugene Hester 1969-1971
Box 5, Folder 7
"Feasibility of High Frequency Echosounding for Larval Fish and Invertebrates" (1975-1976), John M. Miller 1975
Box 5, Folder 8
"Fine Structure and Cytochemistry of a Protozoan Parasite Invading the Crustacean Exoskeleton" (1977-1978), Phyllis C. Bradbury 1974-1977
Box 5, Folder 9
"Fine Structure of Differentiation in Haemoproteus" (1969-1972), Phyllis C. Bradbury 1969-1971
Box 5, Folder 10
"Fish and Zooplankton Sampling in Rivers" (1978-1979), William W. Hassler 1978
Box 5, Folder 11
"Fish Production in Farm Ponds" (1969-1972), F. Eugene Hester 1969-1971
Box 5, Folder 12
"Food Quality Variability on Insect Pest Populations and Their Food Chain Dynamics in Agroecosystems" (1973-1975), George G. Shaw, Udo Blum 1973-1976
Box 5, Folder 13
"Genetic and Hormonal Factors Controlling Plumage Coloration in Birds" (1969-1972), Nancy S. Mueller 1969-1971
Box 5, Folder 14
"Habitat Requirements and Population Changes of Microtus pinetorum " (1974-1976), J. Scott Ziesenis, David E. Davis 1974-1977
Box 5, Folder 15
"Habitat Selection and Energy Requirements of Wintering Woodcock in North Carolina" (1980-1982), Phillip D. Doerr 1979-1982
Box 5, Folder 16
"Helminth Parasites of Vertebrates in North Carolina" (1978), Grover C. Miller 1978-1979
Box 5, Folder 17
"The Histochemistry of Helminths" (1969-1972), Reinard Harkema 1969-1971
Box 5, Folder 18
"Impact of Changing Habitat Conditions on Vertebrate Animal Life in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore" (1975-1978), Thomas L. Quay 1975-1977
Box 5, Folder 19
"Impact of Land Use Practices on Populations of Wildlife and Fishery Resources" (1979), Jay D. Hair 1979
Box 5, Folder 20
"In Vitro Experimental Models of Mycoplasma-induced Poultry Respiratory Diseases" (1975-1978), Kenneth E. Muse 1975-1979
Box 5, Folder 21
"Interaction of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae with Ciliated Respiratory Epithelium and Pulmonary Macrophages in Vitro" (1975-1978), Kenneth E. Muse 1974-1978
Box 5, Folder 22
"Investigations to Measure the Pesticide Levels of Channel Catfish" (1971-1973), Garland B. Pardue 1971
Box 5, Folder 23
"Limits on Production of Arctic Chironomidae: A Part of Project Arctic Lake Process Studies" (1978-1981), Samuel C. Mozley 1979-1981
Box 5, Folder 24
"Mammalian Behavior: An Index of Subacute Toxicity of Herbicides" (1977-1979), George T. Barthalmus 1977
Box 5, Folder 25
"Mitigating Biological Impacts of Stream Relocation: A Literature Review" (1976-1977), Melvin T. Huish 1976
Box 5, Folder 26
"Mitochondrial Biogenesis and its Regulation in Trypanosomatids" (1969-1972), John F. Roberts 1969-1971
Box 5, Folder 27
"Nesting Ecology of the Woodcock in North Carolina" (1978-1980), Phillip D. Doerr 1978-1981
Box 6, Folder 1
"Nutrients and Eutrophication in a North Carolina Estuary" (1971-1972), B. J. Copeland, John E. Hobbie 1971
Box 6, Folder 2
"The Nutritional Effects of Different Host Plants upon the Population Dynamics of Heliothis Zea (Boddie)" (1975-1976), George G. Shaw 1974-1977
Box 6, Folder 3
"Parasites of Fresh-Water Fishes in North Carolina" (1969-1972), Grover C. Miller 1979-1982
Box 6, Folder 4
"Periparturient Transmission of Diegenetic Trematodes in the Genus Pharyngostomoides " (1979-1982), Grover C. Miller 1979-1982
Box 6, Folder 5
"Pheromonal Coordination of Reproduction in Domestic Animals" (1981-1982), John G. Vandenbergh 1982
Box 6, Folder 6
"Population Status of bobcat and River Otter in North Carolina" (1978-1982), Jay D. Hair, Richard A. Lancia 1978-1982
Box 6, Folder 7
"Population Structure and Social Organization of Long-tailed Weasels" (1980-1982), Roger A. Powell 1980
Box 6, Folder 8
"Production of a Health Career Advising Manual, 'Health Careers in North Carolina'" (1977), William C. Grant, Laura R. Foxx 1977
Box 6, Folder 9
"Productivity of Estuaries of North Carolina" (1972-1975), B. J. Copeland, William W. Hassler, John E. Hobbie 1972-1975
Box 6, Folder 10
"Pulmonary Scor: Lung Injury by Childhood Infections" (1976-1979), Kenneth E. Muse 1976-1979
Box 6, Folder 11
"Purchase of Growth Chambers for Instructional Use (Instructional Scientific Equipment Program)" (1976-1977), George G. Shaw 1976
Box 6, Folder 12
"Recycling of Nitrogen in the Chowan River" (1974-1976), John E. Hobbie 1974
Box 6, Folder 13
"Reproductive Physiology and Behavior" (1972-1975), Donald E. Smith, J. Mal Whitsett 1972-1975
Box 6, Folder 14
"Respiratory Characteristics of Amphibia in Oxygen-deficient Habitats" (1969-1972), William F. Standaert 1969-1971
Box 6, Folder 15
"Response of Bluegill Sunfish in Model Systems and in Reservoirs to Thermal Pollution" (1974-1977), Garland B. Pardue 1973
Box 6, Folder 16
"Role of Plant Detritus in Nutrition of Salt Marsh and Estuarine Animals" (1975-1978), John E. Hobbie 1975-1979
Box 6, Folder 17
"The Role of Zooplankton and Immature Fishes as Energy Links Between Marshes and Open Waters of Estuaries" (1976-1977), John M. Miller 1975
Box 6, Folder 18
"Some Problems Peculiar to Highway Construction in the North Carolina Coastal Areas, Particularly the Outer Banks" (1975-1978), John M. Miller, R. Wayne Skaggs, Ernest D. Seneca, Stephen W. Broome 1975-1979
Box 6, Folder 19
"Source, Fate, and Effects of Nutrients Added to North Carolina Estuaries" (1970-1975), John E. Hobbie 1970-1975
Box 6, Folder 20
"Status of the American Alligator in North Carolina" (1978-1982), Phillip D. Doerr, Jay D. Hair 1982
Box 6, Folder 21
"Statues of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker in North Carolina" (1978-1982), Phillip D. Doerr, Jay D. Hair 1978-1982
Box 6, Folder 22
"The Structure and Function of the Digital Pads of Hylid Frogs and Other Behavioral Adaptations of Certain Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina" (1976-1979), Bernard S. Martof 1976
Box 6, Folder 23
"Studies of the Estuarine Ecological Problems Associated with the Construction and Operation of the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant, Brunswick, North Carolina" (1974-1977), B. J. Copeland 1974-1976
Box 6, Folder 24
"Study of Pathology of Fishes from Lake Hyco, North Carolina" (1978-1979), Grover C. Miller 1978
Box 6, Folder 25
"Survey of Resident Fish Populations in the Vicinity of the New Bern Mill" (1975-1978), William W. Hassler 1975-1977
Box 6, Folder 26
"Transcription of Mitochondrial Genes During Trypanosome Differentiation" (1975-1978), John F. Roberts 1975
Box 6, Folder 27
"Transmammary Transmission of a Digenetic Trematode" (1975-1978), Reinard Harkema 1978-1979
Box 6, Folder 28
"Ultrastructural Studies: Host Parasite Interactions" (1976-1981), Kenneth E. Muse 1977
Box 6, Folder 29
"Utilization of Soil Invertebrates with Emphasis on Earthworms in Agricultural Production Systems and in Waste Management Systems" (1977-1978), George G. Shaw 1976
Box 6, Folder 30
"The Value of North Carolina's Game and Fish" (1951), Frederick S. Barkalow, Howard J. Stains 1951
Box 6, Folder 31
Projects, Grants, and Proposals 1951-1982
Size: 1.75 linear feet

This series contains proposals, grant applications, progress updates, and formal reports related to individual research projects of the members of the Department. The records of each project vary in degree of documentation. Some of these projects were significant for the management of natural resources. For example, a study of the striped bass in the Roanoke River in North Carolina provided a sound basis on which to proceed with multiple uses of the river without disrupting the fish's survival. The research projects ranged as far away as Texas and Alaska, but most were conducted in North Carolina, in places such as the Pamlico River Estuary, Currituck Sound, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Chowan River, Lake Hyco, and the cities of Brunswick, and New Bern. Subject areas include studies of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals, bacteria, diseases, and cryogenics. In addition, the series contains studies on topics such as the ecological effects of road construction, land-use pattern changes, and nuclear power plants on the surrounding wildlife and natural resources. This series is filed alphabetically by research project title. Note that the parenthetical dates after each project title indicate the project start and termination dates.

3.5 records storage box

General Records
Instruction Sheets 1973-1974
Box 3, Folder 8
Zoology Project Listings 1978-1982
Box 3, Folder 9
Ecology Program Records 1968-1984
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, memoranda, program information, proposals, reports, and seminar flyers. The Ecology Program was established in 1971 and was jointly administered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Forestry (now the College of Natural Resources). These records mostly concern the activities of the Ecology Advisory Committee, as well as the moves towards creating the program during the late 1960s. The records are arranged chronologically, as received from former program head Sam Mozley.

1 records storage box

Ecology Program Files 1968-1969
Box 7, Folder 1
Ecology Program Files 1970
Box 7, Folder 2
Ecology Program Files 1971
Box 7, Folder 3
Ecology Program Files 1972
Box 7, Folder 4
Ecology Program Files 1973
Box 7, Folder 5
Ecology Program Files 1974
Box 7, Folder 6
Ecology Program Files 1975
Box 7, Flat folder 7
Ecology Program Files 1976
Box 7, Folder 8
Ecology Program Files 1977
Box 7, Folder 9
Ecology Program Files 1978
Box 7, Folder 10
Ecology Program Files 1979
Box 7, Folder 11
Ecology Program Files 1980
Box 7, Folder 12
Ecology Program Files 1981
Box 7, Folder 13
Ecology Program Files 1983-1984
Box 7, Folder 14
Publications 1955-2006

This series contains publications produced by the North Carolina State University Department of Biology.

Biological and Human Interactions in the World Ecosystem (Symposium in Biology) 1968
Box 8, Folder 1
Concise History of the Department of Zoology 1887-1977
Box 8, Folder 2
Divison of Biological Sciences of North Carolina State College Undated
Box 8, Folder 3
Graduate Education in the Biological Sciences : North Carolina State University Undated
Box 8, Folder 4
Mechanisms of Biological Processes and Systems to National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1962
Box 8, Folder 5
NCSU Biology Field Laboratory Undated
Box 8, Folder 6
North Carolina State University Biotechnology Building Undated
Box 8, Folder 7
The Seminar Weekly Vol. 1, Issue 1-16 1970-1971
Box 8, Folder 8
The Seminar Weekly Vol. 2, Issue 1-16 1970-1971
Box 8, Folder 9
Summer Institute in Biology for High School Teachers of Biology 1968
Box 8, Folder 10
The Signal Vol. 1, No. 4-9 1999-2000
Box 8, Folder 11
The Signal Vol. 2, No. 1-9 2000-2001
Box 8, Folder 12
The Signal Vol. 3, no. 1-9 2001-2002
Box 8, Folder 13
The Signal Vol. 4, No. 1-9 2002-2003
Box 8, Folder 14
The Signal Vol. 5, No. 1-9 2003-2004
Box 8, Folder 16
The Signal Vol. 6, No. 1-9 2004 -2005
Box 8, Folder 17
The Signal Vol. 7, No. 1-9 2005-2006
Box 8, Folder 18
Wildlife Curriculum News Letter No. 1-2 1955-1956
Box 8, Folder 19

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