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What bird is singing? Merlin Bird ID app offers instant answers
The free app from Cornell Lab of Ornithology identifies the sounds of more than 400 species from the U.S. and Canada, even when multiple birds are singing at the same time.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Cornell Atkinson has awarded eleven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research by 40 faculty researchers representing eight Cornell colleges and 19 academic departments. The 2021 awards span 11 countries on five continents and many...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Statistics and Data Science
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Jamie L. Vanucchi, assistant professor of landscape architecture, is interested in the merger of science and design—taking into account natural processes when planning a landscape. Her research is situated within the region, with an emphasis on New York State, NY's Great Lakes, and the Susquehanna watershed and focuses on the role of uncertainty in design related primarily to floodplains and climate change.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Water
  • Landscape

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Monique Pipkin and Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu have been selected to receive 2021 Ford Foundation Fellowships. Pipkin, a doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology, received a predoctoral competition fellowship, and Adwetewa-Badu, a doctoral candidate in English language and literature, received a dissertation competition fellowship.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Evolution
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Zhao, who spent eight years as director of Michigan State’s Environmental Science and Policy Program, will begin his appointment at Cornell on July 1. “Jinhua is a top-notch scholar, has an excellent track record as an administrator, and...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
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Where Land Meets Water
Jamie L. Vanucchi, assistant professor of landscape architecture, is interested in the merger of science and design—taking into account natural processes when planning a landscape. Her research is situated within the region, with an emphasis on New York State, NY's Great Lakes, and the Susquehanna watershed and focuses on the role of uncertainty in design related primarily to floodplains and climate change.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Water
  • Landscape
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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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Academic focus: Fungal genetics and genomics Research summary: I study how fungi sense and respond to their environment. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how fungi sense available nutrients and efficiently utilize them. Accurate...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Plants