Amanda Rodewald, director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was recently quoted on NPR on the topic of invasive Mute Swans. Rodewald says that the non-native swans have posed a threat to birds such as loons and least terns. Read more
Vanessa Constant ’14, who began taking classes at Shoals Marine Lab in high school, is the inaugural recipient of a new annual award granted by the marine science teaching and research facility six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. Read more
Stephen Morreale, DNR Senior Research Associate & Adjunct Associate Professor was part of a team of researchers who satellite-tracked 135 leatherbacks with transmitters to determine the turtles’ patterns of movement in the Pacific Ocean. Combined with fisheries data, the researchers entered the information into a computer model to predict bycatch hotspots in the Pacific.
DNR faculty Lars Rudstam and Associate Jim Watkins received a large grant and teamed together with the Center for Great Lakes Studies at Buffalo State to monitoring lower trophic levels, and study the deep chlorophyll layer that is of increasing in importance in the lakes, as well as the ecological role of mysid shrimps, the detection of invasive species, and the use of indices of biotic integrity. Read more
Peter Smallidge, New York State extension forester working out of Cornell University, director of Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, and director of the Cornell Maple Program, will receive the Technology Transfer Award, one of seven national awards from the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Read more
New York state could grow its $12 million maple industry into a $92 million enterprise if more maple trees were tapped, says Michael Farrell, director of Cornell's Uihlein maple center in Lake Placid. Read more