DNR Professor Jim Lassoie recently awarded two Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants for projects working with Ruth Sherman, Research Associate/Natural Resources, and Professor Wendy Wolford, Development Sociology.
Cornell has joined a national online education effort designed to help public garden educators transform their natural assets into community resources for scientific knowledge and social change The first online class co-hosted by Cornell, "EECapacity for Public Garden Educators", wrapped up last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.