Habitat loss, climate threaten eastern forest birds

Within the next few decades, human-caused habitat loss looms as the greatest threat to some North American breeding birds.

CHESS imaging reveals how copper affects plant fertility

Technological advances making it possible to image micronutrients in plant tissues are giving Cornell scientists additional tools to develop crops that thrive in marginal soils.

ComSciCon-Cornell aims to reach all communities

For the third year, Cornell is holding ComSciCon-Cornell, a science communication workshop organized by graduate students, for graduate students and postdocs July 14 and 22.

Gripping geckos' aerial escapes test their limits

A new study examines for the first time the limits of geckos' gripping ability in natural contexts.

Graduate student’s claymation videos dig up soil ecology

A graduate student's short science videos explain the miniature world of soil ecology through the magic of claymation.

Jumping spiders mimic ants to defy predators

To avoid being eaten, the ant-mimicking jumping spider pretends to be an ant, according to Cornell research published July 12 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Crowdfunding campaign supports biology field study

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is raising $200,000 to endow the Root-Marks Fund for Field Teaching to fund 2-week formative field study for graduate students in Florida.

Parasitizing wasps offer hope against devastating lily beetle

Many gardeners across New York state have given up on growing lilies, thanks to the lily leaf beetle, which has devastated the plants in many areas statewide.

Soil microbiologist Martin Alexander dies at 87

Martin Alexander, emeritus professor in Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, died June 25 in Ithaca at age 87.