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Johannes Lehmann, Colin Parrish, Bik-Kwoon Tye and Michelle Wang are Cornell’s 2023 electees to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the academy announced May 2 at the close of its 160th annual meeting.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Ten professors from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are among the most highly cited researchers in the world.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Johannes Lehmann , Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science’s Soil and Crop Sciences Section, was honored along with other recent winners of the Humboldt Research Award at a reception in Berlin June 23, 2022...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Mario Herrero and Johannes Lehmann each made the 2021 list of most influential scientists.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Judiciously decomposing organic matter from 700 degrees Fahrenheit to 1,200 degrees F, without oxygen – a process known as pyrolysis, very different from incineration – and retaining nutrients from dairy lagoons can transform manure into a...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
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The East Africa study area – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – has experienced deforestation and also contains many large-scale land restoration and land-based climate mitigation programs, but lacks systems for quantifying...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Cornell Atkinson has awarded eleven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research by 40 faculty researchers representing eight Cornell colleges and 19 academic departments. The 2021 awards span 11 countries on five continents and many...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Statistics and Data Science
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But frame these climate change mitigation strategies as being clean and green approaches to reversing the dangerous warming of our planet, and people might be more inclined to at least listen – and even to back these efforts. A cross...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section

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Michael L. Thonney , professor in the Department of Animal Science and director of graduate studies in the field of animal science, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 71. Over a Cornell career that spanned more than 45 years, Thonney made numerous...

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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Improving such understanding may help researchers develop strategies for sequestering more carbon in soil, thereby keeping it out of the atmosphere where it combines with oxygen and acts as a greenhouse gas. A new study describes a breakthrough...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil

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With that in mind, two Cornell soil scientists have helped develop a powerful new tool that will help researchers and policymakers map the global potential for carbon sequestration. Soils Revealed is an open-access, interactive platform that...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
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Morgan Irons is about to help make space-exploration history – and all she needed was a shovel and some dirt. Irons, a doctoral student in soil and crop sciences, will see the soil she scooped from a Cornell farm organic plot launch into space...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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In an article published July 27 in Nature Geoscience , Cornell’s Johannes Lehmann and others wrote that scientists should develop new models that more accurately reflect the carbon-storage processes beneath our feet, in order to effectively draw...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Artist Nathaniel Stern ’99 is posing these questions in dramatic ways with “ The World After Us: Imaging techno-aesthetic futures ,” an exhibition through March 29 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in Milwaukee. It includes installations...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Plants
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In a symbiotic relationship, microbes called rhizobia act like agricultural “butlers” to fetch nitrogen from the air for the legume plants. When carbon is added to the soil, it helps the soil retain nutrients, but it can repress plant-microbe...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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The grant, awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on Sept. 1 and co-led by the University of Arkansas, is among the largest grants ever awarded by the USDA, and dovetails with Cornell’s land-grant missions of research...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Environment
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“I remember having a conversation with a French artist in Berlin who was working on a sound installation to investigate the sounds of soil,” said Lehmann, professor of soil and crop sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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As Gov. Andrew Cuomo was preparing to sign the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law, which he did July 18, researchers, policymakers and industry members gathered at Cornell’s pyrolysis facility in Leland Laboratory to...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.
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The Atkinson Center is awarding more than $1.3 million in seed grants to support roughly a dozen interdisciplinary research collaborations at Cornell that address key sustainability challenges.