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Daniel Decker Awarded Natural Resource Management's Highest Honor

Mar 18, 2019

Noting Decker’s immeasurable contributions to the natural resource profession, his impeccable professional and personal ethic, and his innovative vision for 21st century wildlife management, WMI President, Steve Williams, summed up the award presentation by quoting a colleague in reference to Decker, “This guy had it all figured out in the late 90’s. He’s just been waiting for the rest of us to catch up.”

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Seven Graduate Students Receive Wu Scholarships

Feb 26, 2019

The 2019 award recipients includes our own graduate student Hao Zhuang. The award recognizes graduate students for their academic ability, performance, character, and financial need. Congratulations!

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Keith Tidball named assistant director of CCE for environment and natural resources

Jan 25, 2019

Keith Tidball began as CCE  agriculture & natural resources program leader in Ontario County in 2002. In 2003 he moved to the Department of Natural Resources in CALS, where he has worked since. Currently, he is a senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources, and assistant director of Cornell Cooperative Extension for Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Tidball serves as the leader of a suite of projects dealing with veterans and military families, and serves as the director of the New York State Extension Disaster Education Network. 

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Brooke Zanetell, Ph.D. featured in Cornell University Graduate School Alumna Spotlight

Jan 15, 2019

Brooke Zanetell is an alumna of the natural resources program at Cornell from which she holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. Prior to attending Cornell, she earned her B.S. in biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since leaving Cornell, she worked in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and has become an assistant professor in the natural resources program at the University of New Mexico–Taos, which she worked to create.

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To Adapt to a Changing Climate, Kyrgyzstan Revives Its Nomadic Past

Dec 7, 2018

A PRELUDE TO the growing season, the last week of May usually marks the onset of summer in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian republic about the size of Nebraska. In preparation for the hotter months ahead, flock-owners gather their sheep and shave off their wooly winter fleeces. Farmers and herders make up a third of the country’s labor force, and their seasonal rhythms are essential to the survival of millions of people — and their animals.

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Dueling Books Compete to Educate Kids on Climate Change

Nov 5, 2018

The group that mailed books and DVDs arguing that global warming isn’t real to science teachers around the country last year is redoubling its efforts: It plans to publish and distribute a new book — this one aimed at both teachers and students — in the coming months.

But this time, teachers looking for alternative resources will find far more options available than they did just last year: At least three books about how to teach human-caused climate change to middle- and high-school science students will be published by early next year. One such book was co-authored from our own Annie Armstrong.