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Sheep in a solar field

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As industrial-sized solar installations pop up throughout New York state, residents fear the loss of agricultural land. Lexie Hain ’99 has a simple solution: sheep.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Sim City for food science takes on Listeria outbreaks

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Researchers from Cornell are blending food science expertise and computer programming savvy to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Books on a shelf

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Rob Scott, a leader in politically engaged education in New York state who has led efforts to establish local and national coalitions for higher education in prison, has joined Cornell’s Department of Global Development as an adjunct assistant...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
 Ainsley Fleming-Wood offers food to a child at a farmers market booth for Cornell Cooperative Extension

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For Sammi Lin ’24, who spent her summer in New York City working with urban farmers, including refugees from Burma, immigrants from East Africa and the Caribbean, and seventh-generation Americans reconnecting with agriculture, the lessons went...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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During the 2021 season, Annika Rowland, a graduate student in Matthew Ryan’s Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University, conducted preliminary research on the use and efficacy of an inter-row mower in organic soybeans at the Musgrave...
  • Musgrave Research Farm
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section

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The book “In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California” by Professor Scott J. Peters and Daniel J. O’Connell, Ph.D. ’11 weaves together the stories of eight scholar-activists who opposed agribusiness...

  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Youth participants and researchers celebrate the completion of the program at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

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Over the course of 12 sessions, researchers in the lab of Tashara Leak, assistant professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, taught 36 teens about nutrition, food systems and food justice in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of...
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
  • Development
A tree-lined rocky creek

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The rocky surface of Earth’s geology may provide a buffer for climate change to absorb excess carbon, according to a new Cornell paper in Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
A chimpanzee surrounded by green leaves

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Arboreal species were especially at risk of extinction due to global deforestation caused by wildfires from the asteroid’s impact. In the study, computer models, fossil records and information from living mammals revealed that most of the...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Biology
2021 Gene Stewardship Award Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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The rust-resistant wheat cultivar development team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2021 Gene Stewardship Award for their long-standing innovations and strategies to combat wheat rust in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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This fall, the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is coordinating a community of practice featuring workshops led by faculty to explore digital storytelling methods.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Communication
grapes in a vineyard

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In a new Cornell-led food science study, researchers now demonstrate how viticultural trash could be a nutritive treasure. The group showed that two stilbenes – beneficial molecular compounds found in plants – can affect human intestines and the...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Beverages
Roop Singh ’14 talking in front of a group

Field Note

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Roop Singh ’14, a climate risk advisor for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, talks about her climate work and shares how her time in CALS laid the foundation for her career and helped her reconnect with family roots.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate
This replica of the Hiawatha belt

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Perry Ground ’91 travels around the world performing traditional Haudenosaunee stories, adapting them to the present while keeping their traditional spirit alive.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
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In rural and Indigenous communities with limited access to weather data, generations of farmers, fishers, herders, hunters and orchardists have relied on indicators such as the first snowfall, emergence of a certain plant or arrival of a bird species to guide when to plant, harvest or perform other tasks. But because of climate change, many of these ecological patterns have shifted.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
A man collects data in a research field.

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A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable benefits for organic growers.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
A headshot of Vivek Srikrishnan

Spotlight

Academic focus: Climate impacts and risk management Research summary: Climate change creates new risks and enhances existing ones. My group focuses on decision-making to improve resilience in the presence of dynamic environmental and...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Climate
A headshot of Chris Roh

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Academic focus: Biofluid mechanics, entomology, bio-inspired engineering, in vivo engineering Research summary: Insects’ well-adapted interactions with abiotic and biotic surroundings offer inspiration for innovative engineering designs and...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environment
A headshot of Ian Owens

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Academic focus: Large-scale patterns in biodiversity and conservation Research summary: I study the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that drive differences between species and ecosystems, and the implications for conservation planning. I’m...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
A headshot of Mario Herrero

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Academic focus: Sustainable food systems, climate change mitigation and adaptation, food systems futures, systems analysis, livestock, sustainability, food security, environmental impacts Research summary: My research focuses on increasing the...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture