SIPS was launched by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2014 to provide a unifying framework for plant, soil, and agricultural research at Cornell. The five sections are associated with distinct disciplines, graduate fields, and knowledge bases, but are connected by urgent challenges and revolutionary tools relevant to all plant scientists.

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Plant Biology
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faculty & senior academics

Engaged in research, outreach and teaching in SIPS

News from the School of Integrative Plant Science

Highlights of our research, outreach, and educational activities

Shayla Salzman examing Zamia furfuracea ovulate cones


Humidity is as important as scent in attracting pollinators to a plant, new Cornell-led research finds, advancing basic biology and opening new avenues to support agriculture.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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Academic focus: Weed science. Research summary: I study the biology and ecology of most problematic weed species for developing cost-effective and sustainable weed management strategies in New York field cropping systems. Monitoring evolution...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Students on the Ag Quad in spring


With the end of another academic year in sight, we’d like to recognize the CALS undergraduate and graduate classes of 2023.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture Sciences Major
  • Animal Science
Monifa Morgan-Bell, program assistant for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, is recognized for paying it forward while fostering and promoting Cornell’s ideals and values. Morgan-Bell is pictured in the garden area behind Warren Hall.


In recognition of her support of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, Monifa Morgan-Bell earned the Award for Staff Integrity and Inclusion, given twice a year by the Employee Assembly and presented at an award ceremony.

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture

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.