Research & Impact

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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
Read more This article originally appeared in Cornell Alumni Magazine (CAM). Explore CAM 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...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Disease

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How can we deliver clean, safe water to NYC?
Millions of times each day, New Yorkers turn on the faucet, relying on water supplied from about 125 miles away in the Catskill Mountains. Cornell CALS expertise keeps the award-winning water pristine.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture

News & Events

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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
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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