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Meet Jack Elstner '21: Advancing research in oceanography and climate change
These experiences had a lasting impact on him — imparting both the beauty and value of marine ecosystems and the ways in which these resources are exploited. “Even from a young age, I saw how we currently live in a world undergoing massive...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environment
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New Model for Research Co-Production Speeds Knowledge to Impact on Natural Resource Management
David M. Lodge, the Francis J. DiSalvo Director of Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (CALS), helped overcome these issues in order to reduce the introduction...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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Soil bacteria could improve crop yields, via fungi
Researchers know that a type of fungi called arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi establishes symbiotic relationships with the roots of 70% of all land plants. In this relationship, plants trade fatty acids for the fungi’s nitrogen and phosphorus...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Three CALS students to receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award
The award acknowledges outstanding achievements that demonstrate excellence in areas including academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, or the arts, according to SUNY. A virtual recognition ceremony for around 130 awardees...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Evolution
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Field Note

Veer Vekaria ’19: Embracing life-long learning in the medical field
How did your Cornell CALS experience support your personal and professional goals? CALS is defined by the electricity and interplay between all the disciplines it houses. When I first started at Cornell, I felt like a cookie-cutter pre-med...
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Health + Nutrition
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