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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.



Meet our faculty: Courtney Murdock

Academic focus: Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, eco-immunology, life history, mosquito-borne disease transmission, host-pathogen interactions Research summary: A main driver of vector-borne disease transmission is the ecology of...

  • Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
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Livestock are integral to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers
Most of us have heard the statistics about how livestock are bad for the climate and the environment: within agriculture, livestock production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions; over-grazing can harm wildlife habitats and reduce...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Corrie Moreau: Sharing 7 million insects with the digital world
As director and head curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection, Corrie Moreau has numerous tasks on her to-do list, including one that could last her entire career: digitizing the collection’s 7 million specimens. Digitization is a...
  • Entomology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Entomology
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Candid cameras: The avian world, up close and personal
With a network of more than a dozen live-streamed cameras located as far away as New Zealand, the Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Cams project offers a constant dose of eye (and ear) candy — from the breeding habits of a bonded pair of Bermuda petrels...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Meet our faculty: Lori Huberman
Academic focus: Fungal genetics and genomics Research summary: I study how fungi sense and respond to their environment. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how fungi sense available nutrients and efficiently utilize them. Accurate...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Plants
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Animal Science alum Laura Rubinate ‘01’s involvement with equestrian comes full circle
Animal Science alumna, Laura Rubinate '01, talks about her experience on the equestrian team, medical school and wanting to give back to Big Red athletics.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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Field Note

Semester (un)interrupted: Innovative teaching in the hybrid semester
From navigating social distancing requirements to sending creative, do-it-yourself toolkits to their remote students, the CALS community has continued to persevere in the face of unprecedented challenges. Below, hear from several CALS faculty...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section