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The Art of soil: Painting with Earth

Jul 19, 2019

Kirsten Kurtz manages the most important soil health lab in the world at Cornell University, but she has been emotionally drawn to soils in other ways, particularly as an artist who now exclusively paints with soil.

Recent Sturgeon Catch May Be the Largest Fish Ever Recorded From Oneida Lake.

Jul 11, 2019

Last week, researchers at the Cornell University Biological Field Station may have set a new mark for the largest fish ever recorded from Oneida Lake. A netting survey for lake sturgeon resulted in the tagging and release of a 139 pound sturgeon, the largest sturgeon handled since the sturgeon netting survey began 17 years ago in 2002, and possibly the largest fish ever documented in Oneida Lake.

Spotlight on NTRES 2100: Introductory Field Biology

Apr 5, 2019

Natural Resources 2100 is an outdoor field course exclusively for Environmental and Sustainability Science majors in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. During the course, students take brief field trips around Ithaca twice a week to learn about different aspects of environmental science such as ornithology, forestry, dendrochronology and lessons on invasive plants.

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Richard Stedman to Receive RSS 2019 Excellence in Research Award

Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Richard Stedman will receive the 2019 Excellence in REsearch Award from the Royal Sociological Society for his contributions to the understanding of place attachment, resilience, and social construction of nature spanning rural areas of the northern United States, Canada, Scandinavia, and beyond. Dr. Stedman's work exemplifies the tradition of interdisciplinary research within the field of natural resource sociology. 

Eight Grants Focus on Innovation in China

Mar 27, 2019

The Cornell China Center has announced eight China Innovation Awards to interdisciplinary teams of Cornell faculty. The winning projects were selected from among 34 proposals submitted by faculty leaders across 47 departments, centers and programs in Cornell’s colleges and schools. Our own Marianne Krasny and Yue Li were awarded the one such grant: "Environment and Education Sustainable Development Goals: Building Capacity for Local Environmental Practice Through Online Learning in China."

Daniel Decker Awarded Natural Resource Management's Highest Honor

Mar 18, 2019

Noting Decker’s immeasurable contributions to the natural resource profession, his impeccable professional and personal ethic, and his innovative vision for 21st century wildlife management, WMI President, Steve Williams, summed up the award presentation by quoting a colleague in reference to Decker, “This guy had it all figured out in the late 90’s. He’s just been waiting for the rest of us to catch up.”