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Carmen Catalá and Philippe Nicolas look at tomatoes growing in a greenhouse.

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Study IDs genes that can help fruit adapt to drought

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell have identified genes that could help plant breeders develop drought-resistant fruit, through a study that provided the first-ever comprehensive picture of how a fruit’s gene expression...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Water
Rachel Bezner Kerr speaks into a microphone, aside other panelists, in front of a wide array of country flags.

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More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

  • Water
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
Sylvana Ross poses in a cornell sweatshirt holding a net over her shoulders.

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What is your area of research and why is it important? I am interested in understanding how organisms’ interactions within cities influence their ecology and evolution. I am aiming to study the genetic variation between urban and natural ant...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Evolution
  • Climate Change

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The fourth annual Grow-NY Summit will bring food and ag startups and industry players together at the Syracuse Oncenter on Nov. 15-16, spotlighting the spaces where farms and food, innovation and sustainability overlap.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Environment
A marsh with an open section of water in the center, surrounded by plants growing in the water. Multicolored trees circle the marsh, and mountains lay behind their reach. A beautiful fall day at this marsh in New Paltz, New York.

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Through a long partnership between Cornell and the DEC, communities in the Hudson watershed have received training, tools and assistance to advance conservation land-use planning and policy.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Land
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Yiqi Luo
Meet Yiqi Luo, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystems
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Spotlight

Meet Swanne Gordon, assistant professor, Department of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Meet Andrés López-Sepulcre, assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Ecosystems