Research & Impact

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Field Note

Our common home
While global climate change is an abstract, larger-than-life concept to many, it is deeply personal to me. Nature is universal to all humans, offering no labels, and encompassing everything and everyone as a whole system. Having lived in three...
  • Environment
  • Climate
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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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News & Events

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News

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects
A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy will fund three studies that look for long-term, sustainable solutions to help adapt to the effects of intensifying climate change.
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

Howarth appointed to New York’s new Climate Action Council
Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, has been appointed to the new Climate Action Council
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology