For Richard Stedman, associate professor of natural resources, a “sense of place” transcends nostalgia. It’s a measurable, predictable, potent driving force in how people respond to environmental and social change; it shapes public policy and resource management in crucial ways. His work has played a pivotal role in defining this area of inquiry.
Transformations is about change in indigenous communities historically and contemporaneously. The objective of the exhibit is to engage students in addressing change among indigenous societies by transforming their perspective. The Exhibit is on view in the Johnson Museum's Study Gallery from October 20th to November 1st, 2015.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's quarterly magazine, Living Bird, which has 50,000+ print subscribers, is featuring PhD student Taza Schaming’s research and the Clark's nutcracker-whitebark pine story.
Barbara Knuth, Ph.D., of Cornell University, was named as a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s 145th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Knuth was part of the inaugural group of Fellows named under the new AFS program that designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in the American Fisheries Society.
Engaged Cornell has awarded its inaugural Engaged Curriculum Grants to 18 projects initiated by faculty across the university. Professor Jim Lassoie, from the Department of Natural Resources was one of those 18. Engagement in rural Ecuador: The undergraduate major in international agriculture and rural development will be strengthened with expanded long-term international opportunities.
In an ongoing battle to save the ecologically important hemlock forests, Cornell University researchers have high hopes for a new weapon against menacing woolly adelgids: silver flies from the Pacific Northwest.
Marianne Krasny's OpEd in The Guardian speaks to the natural cycle of chaos and rebuilding as people in the communty reclaim and repair broken places after devastating riots, war, natural disaster and economic & environmental decline.