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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirty-five Cornell Climate Online Fellows from 26 countries are trying an experiment where together, they decide to take climate action, identify a social network, and try to convince their social networks to take action alongside them using the nonprofit Drawdown's list of 100 actions to reduce greenhouse gases.
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."
Despite recent societal efforts to ban straws and grocery bags, plastic continues to be one of the leading source of global pollution. To combat this long running problem, Bethany Jorgensen, ecology grad and DNR Graduate Student, decided that instead of traditional scientific practice, a combination of social media, art and technology is the solution.
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.”
The Series encourages its listeners to move beyond the “doom and gloom” of current ills of food systems and thus grasp and embrace those paths, processes, and practices that take us into viable near futures. DNR's own Dr. Steven Wolf provides his own take on this topic.