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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.” Read more

Cat Sun Wins Best Student Presentation at the National Wildlife Society Conference

Feb 8, 2019

In a presentation titled, “Population Level Inferences Improve with Integration of Opportunistic Presence-Absence Data and Systematic Capture-Recapture Data,” Cornell University PhD candidate Catherine Sun of the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit discussed ways to use opportunistic data combined with data collected by researchers. Read more

Keith Tidball named assistant director of CCE for environment and natural resources

Jan 25, 2019

Keith Tidball began as CCE  agriculture & natural resources program leader in Ontario County in 2002. In 2003 he moved to the Department of Natural Resources in CALS, where he has worked since. Currently, he is a senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources, and assistant director of Cornell Cooperative Extension for Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Tidball serves as the leader of a suite of projects dealing with veterans and military families, and serves as the director of the New York State Extension Disaster Education Network.  Read more

Brooke Zanetell, Ph.D. featured in Cornell University Graduate School Alumna Spotlight

Jan 15, 2019

Brooke Zanetell is an alumna of the natural resources program at Cornell from which she holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. Prior to attending Cornell, she earned her B.S. in biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since leaving Cornell, she worked in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and has become an assistant professor in the natural resources program at the University of New Mexico–Taos, which she worked to create. Read more

To Adapt to a Changing Climate, Kyrgyzstan Revives Its Nomadic Past

Dec 7, 2018

A PRELUDE TO the growing season, the last week of May usually marks the onset of summer in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian republic about the size of Nebraska. In preparation for the hotter months ahead, flock-owners gather their sheep and shave off their wooly winter fleeces. Farmers and herders make up a third of the country’s labor force, and their seasonal rhythms are essential to the survival of millions of people — and their animals. Read more