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.

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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: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
Academic focus: Weed biology, ecology and management in specialty crop systems Previous positions: Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor, Merced and Madera Counties, University of California – ANR, 2018-2019; Assistant Research Faculty, Department...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
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Meet our faculty: Clare Casteel
Academic focus : Plant-microbe interactions, virology, plant-virus-vector interactions Previous position : Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, University of California – Davis, 2014-2019. Academic background : PhD, Plant Biology, University of...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Plants
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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

News & Events

Healthy colorful coral under water

News

Sea fan corals face new threat in warming ocean: copper
In a Cornell-led study, published Oct. 19 in the journal Ecological Applications , scientists report evidence of metal pollution creating danger for the soft coral sea fans. “We know warming oceans pose an existential threat to coral reefs...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Ecosystems
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News

New genomic analysis may lead to improved watermelon
Indeed, watermelon is one of the world’s most popular fruits, second only to tomato – which many consider a vegetable. But there are six wild species of watermelon, all with pale, hard and bitter fruits. Researchers have now taken a...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section