Research & Impact

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Spotlight

Research explores how grape pests sniff out berries
A new study , published Nov. 21 in the Journal of Chemical Ecology, investigates how these pests find their target amid a sea of other plants in the landscape. The researchers originally hypothesized that grapes might have a unique profile of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
In the foreground, a red sign reads Climate Change Garden. In the background, two women tend to leafy plants in a garden bed.

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

An unconventional quest to change the future of food
In fact, she didn’t have a specific plan at all. Just a desire to solve problems, and a willingness to listen. Much of Africa’s current economy is focused on mining or trade. But Adelman wanted to grow businesses that would create jobs for youth...
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food

FutureCast

How is Cornell helping New York state's craft beverage industry?
On tap are an array of beers crafted with New York state ingredients: Seeds of Love and Outrage, Backroad Odysseys, and Lazy Lollygagger, an ale that spotlights the flavor of cherries and lemon-thyme. Owner Jason Sahler knows his way around a...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
A man walking through a field of wheat with a stick slung over his shoulder carrying several bags

FutureCast

Project partners researchers, librarians & AI to fight hunger
But research sometimes points in different directions. So it can be hard for policymakers to decide where to dedicate limited funds, and how best to help farmers adopt the right crops. Ceres2030 , a global effort led by International Programs in...
  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture

News & Events

News

Three CALS faculty among elected AAAS fellows

The association elected 443 new fellows in 2019, honoring their efforts to advance research and its applications in scientifically or socially distinguished ways. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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News

Endangered right whales act as environmental barometers
But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast, is sending the same kind of signal about disruptive change in the environment. These findings are contained...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment