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News

Electric sheep: Grazing in arrays supports economy, climate
As industrial-sized solar installations pop up throughout New York state, residents fear the loss of agricultural land. Lexie Hain ’99 has a simple solution: sheep.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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News

Arboreal species were especially at risk of extinction due to global deforestation caused by wildfires from the asteroid’s impact. In the study, computer models, fossil records and information from living mammals revealed that most of the...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Biology
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Spotlight

Academic focus: Biofluid mechanics, entomology, bio-inspired engineering, in vivo engineering Research summary: Insects’ well-adapted interactions with abiotic and biotic surroundings offer inspiration for innovative engineering designs and...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Academic focus: Large-scale patterns in biodiversity and conservation Research summary: I study the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that drive differences between species and ecosystems, and the implications for conservation planning. I’m...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
A headshot of Jingyue (Ellie) Duan

Spotlight

Academic focus: My academic focus is in understanding how epigenetics drives embryonic reprogramming, X chromosome dosage compensation, genetic imprinting and heat-induced responses. Research summary: Our research group uses genomics and...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Genomics
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Events

Graduate students in the field of animal science eating dinner.

Seminar

Graduate Field of Animal Science Research Updates
348 Frank Morrison Hall 507 Tower Road Ithaca, NY 14853 Schedule: 9/23: Andres Ortega "Examining the Role of Non-Essential AA for Milk Yield and Energetic Efficiency: Abomasal Infusion of Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids using Energy as...
  • Animals
  • science communication
  • Animal Science
four youth in dairy barn

Workshop

Entry for the Youth Dairy Judging competition is now open! The contest will be held on September 2nd during the colored-breed week during the New York State Fair. Registration is required and it is open to any New York youth ages 8 to 19 using...
  • Animal Science
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Youth and Families
Different animals

Workshop

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Animal Crackers 2021 “All Creatures Great and Small” to take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the month of May. There will be 8 sessions. Each session will begin at 6 pm and will last approximately 45-60 minutes...
  • Animal Science
  • Youth and Families
  • Animals