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Genetic marking discovery could ease plant breeders’ work
To do this, breeders use genetic markers to bring desirable traits from wild species into their cultivated cousins. Transferring those markers across species has been difficult at best, but a team of grapevine breeders, geneticists and...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker
In a new paper, Cornell researchers showed that wild tomato varieties are less affected by bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties. The paper, “Characterizing Colonization Patterns of Clavibacter michiganensis During Infection...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Pimentel, professor emeritus and environmental scientist, dies at 94
Pimentel published more than 700 studies and 40 books, and was a pioneering voice calling for protection of the environment and promoting sustainability. He was the first agricultural researcher to argue against DDT use before it was banned, and...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects
The funded research will: assess state buyout programs of homes built on flood plains; gauge optimal fishing policies in Alaska; and examine sustainable, agricultural land management in China. Each of these two-year, $200,000 projects – funded...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Howarth appointed to New York’s new Climate Action Council
The Climate Action Council was created under the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which was signed into law July 18, 2019, and took effect Jan. 1. Howarth – a fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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New CALS website showcases life-changing research, teaching and outreach
Since May 2018, the CALS Office of Marketing and Communications has been leading a strategic initiative to rethink the online system. Launched in late 2019, the first phase of the new web system expands the college’s digital storytelling...
  • Cornell AgriTech
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Global Fellows Program celebrates first year of undergraduate research experiences in Hungary
In 2019, three Cornell undergraduates participated in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) first Global Fellows Program based in Hungary. The three students are among the approximately 100 alumni of the Global Fellows Program...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • International Programs
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
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Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains
With more than 100 corporate, academic and nongovernmental organization (NGO) members – including Amazon, ExxonMobil, Campbell’s, Colgate-Palmolive, Pepsico Inc., Walmart and the World Wildlife Fund – the consortium explores paths to address...
  • Atkinson Center

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Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Led by faculty member Frank Schroeder, the group studied a group of chemicals called ascarosides, which the worms produce and secrete to communicate with each other. As described in a paper published Jan. 10 in Nature Communications, the...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Vice provost illuminates Cornell’s global role and impact
Your background includes work on international development, social mobilization, land use and critical ethnography. How have these experiences shaped your worldview and what you bring to your role? Wolford: I always laugh because when people...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development