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A waterfall in Casadilla Gorge

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Cornell encourages safe practices in gorges

The gorges on Cornell’s campus are part of its iconic beauty, and generations of Cornellians have been inspired by hiking through them – but their beauty can belie their potential danger.

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Nature

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Three Cornell scientists were honored during a June 1 ceremony promoting women’s engagement in innovation and commercialization – part of Cornell’s efforts to elevate women inventors, who were awarded just 12.8% of all U.S. patents in 2019.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Environment
  • Planet
dean ben houlton standing on the ag quad

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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
lesions on eelgrass in an underwater meadow

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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
A ninespotted lady beetle

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The exhibition, “Extinct and Endangered,” opens June 22 in New York City and is based on the macrophotography of renowned artist Levon Biss.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Nature
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sheep in solar field

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Solar grazing project combines renewable energy and agriculture
Solar energy developers and farmers need land to operate, and a Cornell research project aims to demonstrate how co-locating solar arrays on farmland can be an environmentally friendly way to benefit both the renewable energy and agriculture industries.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
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Academic focus: Ecology, evolution and genomics of aquatic microbial communities Research summary: My lab studies the microbial inhabitants of aquatic ecosystems through a combination of field, molecular and computational approaches. Despite...
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity
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Academic focus: Biofluid mechanics, entomology, bio-inspired engineering, in vivo engineering Research summary: Insects’ well-adapted interactions with abiotic and biotic surroundings offer inspiration for innovative engineering designs and...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environment