Research & Impact

A yellow colored moth on purple grapes

Spotlight

Research explores how grape pests sniff out berries
A new study , published Nov. 21 in the Journal of Chemical Ecology, investigates how these pests find their target amid a sea of other plants in the landscape. The researchers originally hypothesized that grapes might have a unique profile of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
A small blue and white tree swallow standing on a post

Spotlight

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood
When they analyzed breeding and hormone data, the team found a negative relationship between the temperature during the birds’ development and their hormonal response to stressors as adults. Specifically, they found that colder temperatures...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
In the foreground, a red sign reads Climate Change Garden. In the background, two women tend to leafy plants in a garden bed.

Spotlight

CALS propels Cornell's climate change research
Of course, there has always been occasional mixing, as animals and underwater waves move through the lake. But global warming is driving a bigger wedge between Lake Tanganyika’s warm and cool water zones. As the surface warms at an accelerating...
  • Atkinson Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Natural Resources
A black and white short haired dog running through a grassy field with its tongue out

FutureCast

Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging
By the end of her racing days, she had competed twice in sled dog racing’s equivalent to the Olympics – the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. And she ended her racing career with a bang, winning an extremely...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Health + Nutrition
An asian female sitting at a table with her hands crossed. She is wearing glasses and a purple button down shirt and has her hair tied up in a braid. She is sitting in a white-walled office.

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Yi Athena Ren
Academic focus: Reproductive Biology and Integrative Endocrinology Previous positions: Postdoc and Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012-2018. Academic background: Ph.D., Department of Animal...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Physiology

News & Events

News

John Murray Elliot, animal nutrition expert, dies at 92

Elliot was known for his teaching as well as his nutritional science research in ruminants. “Professor Elliot had a distinguished career of more than 30 years in the Department of Animal Science,” said Tom Overton, professor of animal science...

  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Health + Nutrition

News

Ornithologist to speak on increasing diversity in conservation

Lanham is giving the Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture, part of the Cornell Botanic Gardens ’ Fall Lecture Series, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Statler Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Lanham’s talk, “Coloring the Conservation Conversation,” will...

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Animals
  • Sociology