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BIFAD Subcommittee

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Mario Herrero joins USAID committee seeking climate change solutions
Global food systems expert Mario Herrero has been named to a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) subcommittee aimed at accelerating systems change and transformative climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches in agriculture, food systems and nutrition.
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Food
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Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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A combination of ecological field methods and AI has helped an interdisciplinary research group detect eelgrass wasting disease from San Diego to southern Alaska, and determine that it’s caused by warmer-than-normal water temperatures.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Climate Change

News

Cost-effective waste-to-energy technologies are critical components of a future green economy. Jillian L. Goldfarb, Biological and Environmental Engineering, is developing techniques for exerting greater control over hydrothermal liquefaction reactions, which transforms organic wastes into renewable liquid biofuels.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Climate Change

Degrees & Programs

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Events

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Seminar

Cornell Biogeochemistry Seminar Series Presents: Dr. Asmeret Berhe
Attendees will learn about the earth's biogeochemical cycling by world experts and will hear about some of the most pressing biogeochemical questions across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In this session, Dr. Asmeret Berhe, professor and...
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change
Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene: Conceptualizing the Climate Crisis

Seminar

A critical conversation on our contemporary planetary predicament and how different ways of conceptualizing it might entail different strategies for transformative change. Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global...
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Attendees will learn about the earth's biogeochemical cycling by world experts and will hear about some of the most pressing biogeochemical questions across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In this session, Dr. Gene Likens, Distinguished...
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change
Smokey pollution billowing up from smoke stacks above trees

Seminar

Attendees will learn about the earth's biogeochemical cycling by world experts and will hear about some of the most pressing biogeochemical questions across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In this session, Dr. Maggie Xenopoulos, professor of...
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change
Ram Ramanathan

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2022 Seminar Series Climate Change has already reached unprecedented levels with record breaking weather extremes. Over the last two decades when the mean warming was around 0.9 C, about 606000 people...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems