Back

Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Environment News

News

Michael L. Thonney, sheep management expert, dies at 71
Michael L. Thonney, professor in the Department of Animal Science and director of graduate studies in the field of animal science, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 71. Over a Cornell career that spanned more than 45 years, Thonney made numerous...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Paullinia up close

News

18.5M-year-old vine fossil identified as new species
The new species, named Ampelorhiza heteroxylon, belongs to a diverse group of tropical lianas called Paullinieae, within the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). More than 475 species of Paullinieae live in the tropics today. Researchers identified...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Biology

News

Agrawal, Hanson elected to National Academy of Sciences

Anurag Agrawal, the James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Maureen Hanson, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (CALS, Arts and...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

News

Grants advance social sciences research, collaboration

More than $271,000 in grants were awarded to Cornell faculty this spring by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS). The grants funded 19 proposals for studies and conferences involving more than 30 faculty members and researchers across campus.

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Department of Communication
thunderstorm approaches cornfields

News

Jack Sillin ’22: Leveraging Twitter to advance meteorological conversations
As an atmospheric sciences major in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Sillin has used his platform for everything from monitoring developing storms, to combining datasets to reveal new observations about how radar...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Communication
  • Environment
anemone

Want to study environment?

Events

A lighthouse on ocean cliffs

Spotlight

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
A headshot of Lori Huberman

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Lori Huberman
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
Joyce sitting on a rock in the forest

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Joyce G. Chery
Academic focus: My lab focuses on the evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) of plants. We integrate classical plant anatomical and developmental techniques with systematics, phylogenetic comparative methods, and cell and molecular...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plants