“People all over the world want to do something about the climate crisis,” said Marianne Krasny, professor of natural resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Civic Ecology Lab. “All of us have social networks and maybe we can influence those networks to take positive action on climate change.”
Whitmore and others are working to establish two species of insects from western North America, called silverflies, which are known to eat adelgids in spring and summer. If successfully established in eastern forests, silverflies could become “one of the most important [adelgid] predators in the north,” Whitmore says. In combination with beetles, the flies could also help control the adelgid’s spring generation farther south, Salom adds.
In this important intervention, change-agent Marianne E. Krasny challenges the knowledge-attitudes-behavior pathway that underpins much of environmental education practice; i.e., the assumption that environmental knowledge and attitudes lead to environmental behaviors.
The fish of Lake Tanganyika in central Africa have been feeding humans for thousands of years. This tropical lake is so massive that the warmer surface never fully mixes with the cooler water below — creating a one-way drain for the nutrients contained in dead plants and animals that sink to the bottom.
Barbara A. Knuth, dean of Cornell’s Graduate School, is the 2019 recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education, given by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).
Barbara Page to display work in Fernow Hall starting December 17th
Dec 9, 2019
Learning to fly was the catalyst for Barbara Page’s career as an artist. After earning her pilot’s license, she took up painting and received her MFA from Cornell University. Her artworks, many from an aerial perspective, are included in museums and corporate collections.
You can see her work on the second floor of Fernow Hall starting Tuesday, December 17th.
Dr. Karim-Aly Saleh Kassam receives two awards from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. The first, for outstanding achievement in education package for his work in creating 4-H curriculum. The second, for excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education.
Marianne Krasny was recognized with this award during the Research conference. She is Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University in the Department of Natural Resources. Over the last twenty years, she has contributed to EE research through trans-disciplinary and international research on environmental education related to civic ecology, community-based action, educator professional development, and climate change.
“There was no good way of assessing deer impacts in a standardized way,” said Bernd Blossey, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and co-chair of the Cornell Deer Management Committee.