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$1M NASA grant to improve carbon monitoring in East Africa
The East Africa study area – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – has experienced deforestation and also contains many large-scale land restoration and land-based climate mitigation programs, but lacks systems for quantifying...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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After stifling temperatures parked over the Pacific Northwest in late June, scientists – including Cornell’s Flavio Lehner – said climate change triggered it.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Planet
  • Climate
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The funding aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become carbon neutral while supporting farmers’ livelihoods and will measure greenhouse gas emissions at a working New York dairy.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Planet

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Cornell atmospheric science student Jacob Feuerstein '23 helped the local National Weather Service office in Binghamton, N.Y., survey and identify a tornado that impacted the nearby town of Dryden, N.Y. Jacob recounts how he identified the tornado, by both watching the radar in real time and embarking on an unofficial survey after the event.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Nature
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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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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