Natalie Laura Cleavitt, a research associate at DNR, describes the results of a test that has been running on over hundreds of acres at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, north of Plymouth, for 35 years. Read more
Maple producers may soon have a new tool: cloning maple trees. First results of research led by Keith Perry, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, and Joe Orefice, director of the Cornell Uilhein Maple Research Forest in Lake Placid, are showing real promise. Read more
Known widely for her respect and support for staff, Sarah Gould, senior administrative manager for the Department of Natural Resources, became the second recipient of the Opperman Award for Staff Advocacy. Gould received the award at a ceremony Feb. 8 in Emerson Hall. Read more
Cornell and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the creation of a new biological control lab on campus to protect the state’s ecologically important hemlock trees.
The lab, headed by Cornell forest entomologist Mark Whitmore, will research and rear biological controls to slow the spread of hemlock woolly adelgids, invasive pests that threaten trees in roughly half of New York’s 62 counties and in more than 15 other states. Read more
Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.
Amanda Rodewald, Garvin Professor of Ornithology and director of conservation science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of Natural Resources, was honored for distinguished contributions to the fields of ecology and conservation biology, particularly population and community ecology, and for science communication and advising. Read more