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Latest from the CALS Newsroom


Imaging captures social dynamics of 'pee-shy' mice

Cornell researchers shined a new light – via thermal imaging of mice – on how male scent marking changes depending on shifting social conditions.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Animals
  • Biology
Eric Branch examines a beet with fellow grad student, Pratibha Sharma

Field Note

Growing up on his family’s vegetable farm in central Minnesota, Eric Branch had many positive interactions with extension programs, and this eventually led him to pursue extension as a career. Drawn by Cornell AgriTech’s long history of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
 Under moderate levels of artificial light, predators have more opportunity to attack caterpillars.


Moderate levels of artificial light at night – like the fixture illuminating your backyard – bring more caterpillar predators and reduce the chance that these lepidoptera larvae grow up to become moths.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
Bald eagle


As they seek new foods because climate change has altered their traditional diet of salmon carcasses, bald eagles in northwestern Washington state have become a boon to dairy farmers, deterring pests and removing animal carcasses from their...

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals


The program seeks to nurture the careers of Cornell’s most promising faculty members in the social sciences by providing time and space for high-impact social scientific scholarship.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development