Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and DNR Associate Professor Amanda Rodewald writes in The Hill about the Open Science Movement — a scientific revolution that aims to make research and data widely accessible to all sectors of society. Read more
A new finding using data collected over the summers of 2013 & 2014 at Shoals Marine Lab could give insight into how sea creatures first made the transition to land, according to research by Cornell undergraduate Noah Bressman '16.
A team headed by Angela Fuller, leader of the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell, is joining local efforts in Ecuador to help design a socio-ecological corridor that could help save endangered, threatened and endemic species in that country’s Andes region. Read more
DNR doctoral candidate Amy Lee Hetherington, the lead author of a study in the journal Ecological Modelling, reports that by the end of the century temperatures in Oneida Lake - New York state’s largest interior lake - will likely be higher by about 6 degrees Fahrenheit ... enough to remove oxygen from its bottom waters, alter its species composition and eradicate its remaining cold water fish species. Read more
WSYR TV, Syracuse, speaks to Lars Rudstam regarding a new study revealing the waters in NY's Oneida Lake are becoming warmer due to climate change and the expected shift in the bass and walleye population of the lake. Read more
DNR Associate Professor Amanda Rodewald's article, "National and Environmental Security, Two sides of Same Coin" (It’s an analysis of how our nation’s national and environmental security are becoming one-and-the-same) was published as a guest column with The Hill, an insider Washington DC newspaper. Read more
"Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Group Up" (MIT Press), a new book by DNR Professor Marianne Krasny and DNR Senior Extension Associate, Keith Tidball, draws on research in social capital and collective efficacy, ecosystem services, social learning, governance, social-ecological systems, and other findings in the social and ecological sciences to investigate how people, practices, and communities interact. Read more
The estate of Anne LaBastille '55, Ph.D. '69 has established the Woodswoman Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to female doctoral students with demonstrated need who study conservation or natural resources. On Nov. 19, professors, students and admirers gathered in Fernow Hall for a special presentation to commemorate LaBastille’s life and announce the creation of this self-sustaining fund. Read more