Research & Impact

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Spotlight

CALS propels Cornell's climate change research
Of course, there has always been occasional mixing, as animals and underwater waves move through the lake. But global warming is driving a bigger wedge between Lake Tanganyika’s warm and cool water zones. As the surface warms at an accelerating...
  • Atkinson Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Natural Resources
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Xiangtao Xu
Academic focus: Ecological modeling, vegetation-environment Interactions, plant functional ecology, plant hydraulics, ecological remote sensing, global change biology Previous positions: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Organismic...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environment

FutureCast

Restoring Long Island's shellfish population
“Clamming and fishing, they’re in your blood,” says Warner, as Hampton Bays, a coastal village in Southampton, New York, fades into the distance. “It’s a lifestyle, not a job.” That lifestyle – and Long Island’s coastal ecosystem, economy and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animals
  • Organisms

FutureCast

Why has North America lost 3 billion birds?
According to research published Sept. 19 by the journal Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since that year. “We were astounded by this result … the loss of billions of birds,”...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Field Note

Cornell students question candidates on climate change
Marc Alessi ’18, a master’s degree student in atmospheric sciences, challenged Bernie Sanders on his position that dismisses nuclear energy technology. “We’ve got a heck of a lot of nuclear waste, which … will stay around this planet for many,...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Climate
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Graduate School dean wins national leadership award

Knuth, also a professor of natural resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the honor at an awards ceremony held during the council’s 59th annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The award includes a $4,000 prize to...

  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Resources
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News

Pelosi meets Cornell students at UN climate change meeting
There are 18 students from the Global Climate Change Science and Policy class attending the two-week international conference. The Cornell students are leading partner projects with the governments of Armenia, Zambia and Tonga, as well as The...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Global Development
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences