On Oct. 29, in a guest lecture hosted by the Natural Resources Department, Michael P. Hamilton Ph.D.’83, reflected on his career as the former field station director of James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve and Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, in California, during which he combined his knowledge of computer science and ecology to develop technologies that can track animal populations, manage wildfires, and help conserve nature areas.
Cornell University student Alice Soewito, a junior majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, has been selected as a 2019 Cargill Global Scholar.
The prestigious Cargill Global Scholars Program, a distinctive international scholarship program that began in 2013, offers a scholarship award of $2,500 per year for up to two years.
Michael Dunaway is a doctoral student in Natural Resources. After earning his undergraduate degree at Haskell Indian Nations University, he chose to attend Cornell due to the alignment of his academic goals with those of his adviser.
When it comes to communicating climate risks, Jamie Herring Ph.D.’07, president of Habitat Seven, thinks that climate data can be used to make people feel closer to the impact of climate change and thus to urge them to act.
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 doctoral student Anne Armstrong discussed her book, Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators, in episode 28 of the Talaterra podcast. A few of the topics covered were field experiences that inspired the book, methods environmental educators can use to facilitate discussions about climate change, and resources that can be used to develop climate change-based programs.
"Starting with the basics of climate science and climate change public opinion, the authors synthesize research from environmental psychology and climate change communication, weaving in examples of environmental education applications throughout this practical book. Each chapter covers a separate topic, from how environmental psychology explains the complex ways in which people interact with climate change information to communication strategies with a focus on framing, metaphors, and messengers. This broad set of topics will aid educators in formulating program language for their classrooms at all levels. Environmental education, the book demonstrates, is an important player in fostering positive climate change dialogue and action." Michael Svoboda
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.
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.