Tackling the complex environmental issues facing communities worldwide

Rising to meet the social and environmental challenges of our world requires that we work across geopolitical boundaries. As such, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment collaborates with international scientists, scholars, practitioners, and local communities to understand and innovate solutions that sustain the planet and people alike.  We cultivate partnerships with governments, universities, NGOs and the private sector to, not only generate actionable science, but also build capacity in others and engage communities and decision-makers so that our science can help solve real-world problems.  Examples of recent partners include foreign government agencies, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, Rainforest Alliance, EcoAgriculture Partners, ECOM, and Nespresso.

Drawing upon the broad expertise of faculty, staff, and students within our department and across campus, we embed interdisciplinary and international perspectives throughout our research, teaching, and outreach programs.  In this way, we offer a diverse and rich learning environment for those concerned about international challenges related to biodiversity conservation, climate change, ecosystem services, environmental justice, sustainable development, food and water security, governance and policy, indigenous knowledge, environmental education, science communication, and the sustainable management of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.

Featured image: A Blackburnian warbler on a coffee branch. Photo by G. Santos.

Affiliated Faculty

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Louise Buck

Senior Extension Associate

Natural Resources and the Environment

Louise Buck
Angela Fuller
Angela Fuller

Leader, New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Professor Courtesy

Natural Resources and the Environment

Angela Fuller
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Karim-Aly Kassam

Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Karim-Aly Kassam
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Peter McIntyre

Associate Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Peter McIntyre
Stephen Morreale
Stephen Morreale

Director of MPS Program. Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Associate Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Stephen Morreale
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Amanda Rodewald

Garvin Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Senior Director of the Center for Avian Population Studies

Laboratory of Ornithology

Amanda Rodewald
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Suresh Sethi

Adjunct Associate Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Suresh Sethi
  • suresh.sethi [at] cornell.edu
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Keith Tidball

Assistant Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Senior Extension Associate

Natural Resources and the Environment

Keith Tidball
Steven A. Wolf
Steven Wolf

Associate Professor

Natural Resources and the Environment

Steven Wolf
  • saw44 [at] cornell.edu

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