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Johannes Lehmann: Leading the Soil Carbon Revolution
Johannes Lehmann, School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences, is leading a revolution. Over the past two decades, he has been instrumental in overturning a long-held scientific belief regarding the fundamental nature of soil...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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In podcast, outgoing CALS dean reflects, ponders trends
Before she moves on to new roles – as dean of the Cornell Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education – Boor joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast to reflect on her journey through agriculture, as both...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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My Double Conscious Experience in the Ivy League
Inspired by his personal experience as a Black student in the Ivy League, Ben Fields ’20 analyzed how racism, micro-aggressions and human behavior contribute to the academic career of Black students. His research is not only an important...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Candid cameras: The avian world, up close and personal
With a network of more than a dozen live-streamed cameras located as far away as New Zealand, the Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Cams project offers a constant dose of eye (and ear) candy — from the breeding habits of a bonded pair of Bermuda petrels...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Dara Stockton: Adapting field and lab research during the pandemic
Dara Stockton—a postdoctoral associate working in the lab of Greg Loeb, professor of entomology—researches spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), an invasive vinegar fly that reproduces in berries and other small fruit. Stockton’s research is helping...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Entomology
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Zero hunger in India is possible with diverse food system
According to a new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) that published July 15, researchers have mapped opportunities for India to reduce hunger and improve overall nutrition by reorienting its agricultural...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Buz Barstow: Resuming research during the pandemic
In March, the pandemic put a pause on most hands-on research. Learn how Professor Buz Barstow and his team kept working on sustainable energy technologies from home and hear how his lab has changed now that campus is starting to re-open.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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Hannah Swegarden: Using consumer research to develop better vegetables
Hannah Swegarden recently completed her Ph.D. under the direction of Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell AgriTech. While working with Griffiths, Swegarden utilized an integrated approach to vegetable breeding geared...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Humphrey program associate director to retire after 27 years

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Jacob Toth: Improving hemp breeding for New York state through genetic research
What is the focus of your research at Cornell AgriTech? I am working on understanding the molecular genetics of important traits in hemp. The ultimate goal of my research is to develop molecular markers and genetics tools that will allow...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section