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Human behavior and the reshaping of the world

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Environment
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Seminar series addresses grand challenge of climate change
This university-wide seminar series, now in its sixth year, is led by Peter Hess, professor and director of graduate studies in the department of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Study finds even the common House Sparrow is declining
A new study by Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientists aims to clarify the status of this non-native species, using 21 years of citizen science data from the Cornell Lab’s Project FeederWatch. The results are published in the Wilson Journal of...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Starling success traced to rapid adaptation
A new study from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology examines what exactly happened at the genetic level as the nonnative starling population exploded – from just 80 birds released in New York’s Central Park in 1890, to a peak of 200 million breeding...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution

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CRISPR improves method for studying gene functions

One such method, mosaic analysis, has led to many discoveries of the functions of genes. Although mosaic analysis has been widely used in Drosophila, a popular model organism, it is much harder to implement in other organisms. A new paper...

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Genetics

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Cornell, WWF to co-host event on preventing pandemics

  • Atkinson Center
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease

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Two CALS faculty among Center for Social Sciences 2021-22 fellows

Political polarization, environmental justice and inclusion in higher education are a few of big issues faculty members will tackle in the next academic year as fellows at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS). The center has announced a...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Department of Communication
  • Global Development
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1.5 to stay alive
But that is not what the science says. The latest papers published by climate scientists on the matter show clearly that the world can still meet the Paris goal of a rise in global temperatures of 1.5 degrees Celsius that vulnerable developing...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Climate
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Great Backyard Bird Count begins Feb. 12
The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 12-15, is a great opportunity for budding birdwatchers and bird-count veterans to use their skills. People from around the world count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Jenny Goldstein named faculty fellow at Cornell Center for Social Sciences
Jenny Goldstein, assistant professor of global development, has been named to a prestigious faculty fellowship to develop an ambitious research project focused on environmental rehabilitation in Indonesia. Goldstein will confront the issue of...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development