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Cornell, DEC launch new hemlock pest biocontrol lab

Dec 1, 2017

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.

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Five faculty members elected as 2017 AAAS fellows

Dec 1, 2017

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.


Free Online Course: Creating a Community-based Deer Management Plan

Oct 2, 2017

Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources (Human Dimensions Research Unit and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension) has developed an online educational course—Creating a Community-based Deer Management Plan—aimed at supporting community leaders, wildlife professionals, and Cooperative Extension educators in creating community-based deer management plans.

Ash tree species on brink of extinction?

Sep 15, 2017

Forest entomologist Mark Whitmore thinks it is extreme to say ash tree species are at the bring of extinction, but they are definitely threatened. Read more