“Birds Without Borders” is part of the Crossing Boundaries project, and is written by Nancy M. Trautmann, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, James G. MaKinster, from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as the Crossing Boundaries team of education specialists, scientists, teachers and students. They were awarded this year's REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Award from the Association of American Publishers in the category of Supplemental Resources for Science, Health, and the Environment. One of the judges commented, "This is a perfectly executed collection of materials. It is very user-friendly, interactive and immersive, with a complementary combination of learning resources. From worksheets to maps, videos, slide presentations and mapping, the content is readily absorbed. Moreover, showcasing young researchers makes the content very relatable. Other impressive features were the coverage of birds in international areas, and the discussion of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services is a relatively new area that needs to be integrated in all curriculum. Overall, excellent job!” Read more
The Finger Lakes Land Trust today announced it has presented its Conservationist of the Year Award to forest entomologist Mark Whitmore. Each year, the Land Trust recognizes an individual with a special commitment to conservation at its annual meeting held each spring. Read more
DNR's Professor Amanda Rodewald recently wrote an article that was featured in The Hill. "Gutting environmental protections is risky for our economic and physical well-being. Republicans and Democrats should work toward a budget that allows our economy and our environment to prosper." Read more
Nirav Patel, a DNR doctoral student and member of Human Dimensions Research Unit (HDRU) has been selected to receive ‘Early Career Achievement Award for 2016’ in undergraduate Biology teaching at Cornell University. He will be honored with the teaching award, which exemplifies teaching excellence, character, service, and advocacy for students enrolled in the core biology instructional program at Cornell. He was also the 2015 selected finalist for ‘The 2015 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, 2015’( Association of American Colleges and Universities) and nominated from DNR for the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Fellow, 2016. More recently, Nirav was the featured graduate student given his work with CU-CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) at Cornell. Read more
Nine teams at Cornell conducting research from Ithaca to India were recently awarded Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs grants, administered by Engaged Cornell.
One of the projects selected is Research in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve lead by Professor Steven Wolf, in the Department of Natural Resources in collaboration with Neema Kudva, associate professor of city and regional planning, Andrew Willford, professor of anthropology, and Rebecca Stoltzfus, professor of nutritional sciences and provost’s fellow for public engagement. Read more