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Reclaiming Forest Livelihoods, Preserving Biodiversity

Apr 14, 2016

Cornell researchers are teaming up with Maya leaders to tap traditional ecological knowledge for a contemporary challenge: managing community forests in México for conservation now and livelihoods, including bee-keeping and ecotourism, far into the future.

Supported by a Rapid Response Fund grant from the Atkinson Center, CALS Department of Natural Resources researchers Stephen MorrealeRichard Stedman, and PhD candidate Ted Lawrence joined with indigenous Maya communities in Yucatán, México, to map out a comprehensive conservation plan. Read more

Here's the Catch

Apr 7, 2016

An article written for the periodiCALS highlights the work of both Lars Rudstam, director of the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton, and a professor of Natural Resources, as well as Nina Therkildsen, an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources, revolving around monitoring fish populations, environmental changes, invasive species, and Genomics. Read more

Professor Kassam and Team Aid Mountain Societies Facing Climate Change

Mar 23, 2016

An international team of scientists – led by Cornell professor of Natural Resources, Karim-Aly Kassam – will help communities in Asia’s Pamir Mountains recalibrate their seasonal-indicator ecological calendars to reckon the future effects of climate change. To read the complete article in the Cornell Chronicle click here

Update: 13 April 2016 story published in the Earth & Space Science News: Villages Must Recalibrate Time to Survive in the Pamir Mountains. Read more

New Oneida Lake book sweeps across research panorama

Mar 15, 2016

A new book, “Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and Its Fishery,” reviews the sweeping environmental research conducted on New York state’s largest interior lake. Randy Jackson a Senior Research Associate at the Cornell Biological Field Station is one of the books editors. Read more

NYS Hemlock Initiative Film

Mar 2, 2016

Professor Mark Whitmore in an Educational Film discussing The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid-- The mission of the New York State Hemlock Initiative is to coordinate research, management, and volunteers to conserve New York State’s hemlock resources in the face of multiple threats, particularly that posed by an invasive pest, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Read more

Florida Pilots Wildlife Governance Principles Workshop

Jan 20, 2016

For more information on an upcoming workshop click here.

Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) Western Field Representative Chris Smith, Dr. Dan Decker with Cornell University, Ann Forstchen with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) and Dr. Pat Lederle with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed the first Wildlife Governance Principles (WGPs) pilot workshop in Florida. Read more