BioBlitz highlights the species diversity of Ithaca region

Participants in the inaugural School of Integrative Plant Science BioBlitz discovered local biodiversity Sept 8-9.

Deer eating habits have lasting damage on forests

Eating habits of deer lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasing the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species, according to a new study.

New MPH students tackle disease, planetary health

A diverse group of 15 students recently began to learn how to address public health issues as members of the new Master of Public Health program administered through the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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New study reveals flower color, fragrance coordination

It’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color, according to a study of species on the Greek island of Lesbos that included Cornell professor Robert Raguso.

Geologists to deploy seismometers along Alaskan Peninsula

Cornell is leading the largest single deployment of seismometers along the Alaskan Peninsula – a $4.5 million endeavor to solve long-standing mysteries about the region.

Gene Madsen, expert in environmental microbiology, dies at 64

Eugene L. Madsen, M.S. ’81, Ph.D. ’85, professor of microbiology, died Aug. 9 in Freeville, New York. He was 64.

Cornell maps Ithaca's sustainable campus

Keep up with campus sustainability by consulting Cornell’s new online Sustainable Campus and Community Map.

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Research: Climate impacts of land use are underestimated

A new Cornell-led study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought.

Study to explore how phosphorus cycles through the environment

A new grant to a researcher in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences aims to discover the ways phosphorus cycles in the environment.