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A picnic table, signage, a chair, a wheelbarrow, and even flashlights, all painted the same bright shade of blue

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Tracing camping’s evolution, from Adirondacks to art park

In a series of research projects and as a designer, Martin Hogue, associate professor of landscape architecture, has explored the history and culture of camping.

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape
  • Land

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During summer 2022, Daniel Kim ’23, a biological sciences major with a marine biology minor, took a course in underwater research at Shoals Marine Laboratory, a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, that is jointly operated by...
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
  • Organisms
Cornell University Insect Collection samples of the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis), which in 2017 was named an endangered species and is believed no longer present in New York.

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A New York state survey, supported by Cornell bee experts, finds that more than half of important native pollinators may be at risk of disappearing from the state – potentially threatening crops, wildflowers and insect diversity.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Pollinators

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  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Cooperative Extension and New York State Integrated Pest Management are setting and monitoring traps at high traffic areas where the spotted lanternflies are most likely to appear.

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The devastating spotted lanternfly’s spread to upstate and western New York is not a matter of if, but when, experts say – and Cornell is a key player in helping slow the infestation.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • Department of Entomology
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We don’t have to choose between people and the planet
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
sheep in solar field

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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