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

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Restoring Long Island's shellfish population
“Clamming and fishing, they’re in your blood,” says Warner, as Hampton Bays, a coastal village in Southampton, New York, fades into the distance. “It’s a lifestyle, not a job.” That lifestyle – and Long Island’s coastal ecosystem, economy and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animals
  • Organisms

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Why has North America lost 3 billion birds?
According to research published Sept. 19 by the journal Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since that year. “We were astounded by this result … the loss of billions of birds,”...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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A sea of troubles: Marine ecosystems send an SOS
Marine ecologist Drew Harvell was a University of Washington doctoral student in zoology in 1982 when she went on a research trip off Panama’s western coast with one of the world’s foremost experts in the biology of coral reefs. Then twenty-six...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Disease

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Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Led by faculty member Frank Schroeder, the group studied a group of chemicals called ascarosides, which the worms produce and secrete to communicate with each other. As described in a paper published Jan. 10 in Nature Communications, the...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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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