Plant Biology Section News

CALS News, Spotlights, Field Notes and FutureCasts of interest to the Plant Biology Section community in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

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The winning team of the hackathon stands and takes a bow

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Teams take a crack at world food issues at digital ag hackathon
Students from 28 fields across six different schools gathered at the fourth annual Digital Agriculture Hackathon, March 11-13, to find solutions to global food system issues while competing for cash prizes.
  • Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Bram Govaerts

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Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large Bram Govaerts is visiting Cornell’s Ithaca campus the week of March 14. Govaerts is the Director of the Integrated Development Program and Regional Representative for the Americas in the International Maize and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Two men standing at the front of the room in front of the presentation screen

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Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean, recognized 41 faculty and staff members for their remarkable accomplishments at the 2021 CALS Research, Extension and Core Value Staff Awards ceremony.
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Department of Communication
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Isoetes under water

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Researchers have assembled a high-quality Isoetes genome that furthers understanding of how these aquatic plants regulate CAM photosynthesis to compete for carbon dioxide underwater, and how that regulation differs from terrestrial plants.
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
A professor teaching students in the classroom

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The faculty recipients of the 2021 Innovative Teaching and Learning Awards will use grants of up to $20,000 to explore new teaching technologies and strategies to enhance the student learning environment across campus.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

Land Acknowledgment

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.