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DNR doctoral student selected to receive 'Early Career Achievement Award'

May 10, 2016
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.
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Nine Projects Receive Undergrad Engaged Research Funding

Apr 25, 2016
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

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