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A man inspects Anot Forest Maple Lines

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A $60 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support organizations across New York – including Cornell CALS – in building climate-smart farms and forests.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Outside the St. Marks Veterinary Hospital.

Field Note

This summer, I shadowed at St. Marks Veterinary Hospital, working with Dr. Rebecca Kurtzman ’12, DVM ’17, Medical Director, and a wonderful team. The experience gave me a first-hand look into vet work and reinforced my commitment to pursuing...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Jingyue (Ellie) Duan

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Cornell is co-leading a five-year, $12.5 million grant from the National Sciences Foundation to form the IISAGE Biology Integration Institute aimed at identifying mechanisms and evolution of sex differences between females and males in aging.
  • Animal Science
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Animals
Richard Quaas

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Richard Louis Quaas, whose work in quantitative genetics helped revolutionize livestock breeding practices, died Oct. 19, 2021, at age 77.

  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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Butterfly wing patterns emerge from ancient ‘junk’ DNA

Butterfly wing patterns have a basic plan to them, which is manipulated by non-coding regulatory DNA to create the diversity of wings seen in different species, according to new research.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Entomology
A hand holding up a grasshopper.

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Cornell entomology students and faculty are pulling out all the stops for the 17th annual festival, which returns after pandemic-related cancellations the last two years.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
Golden-winged Warbler resting on a tree branch.

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The 2022 State of the Birds Report reveals that birds are declining overall in every habitat, except wetlands – a finding that could provide a viable strategy for improving outcomes for all birds.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Climate Change