Inauguration of Martha E. Pollack as President of Cornell University

WHAT:          Cornell University celebrates the inauguration of Martha E. Pollack WHEN:          Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 WHERE:        Cornell University, Ithaca Campus MEDIA:         Media members planning to attend must RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu by noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. ITHACA, N.Y. – The inauguration of Martha E. […]

Injured bobcat back home in the wild after treatment at Cornel

Media note: A video of the bobcat being released back into the wild is available on YouTube. Additional photographs and videos of the bobcat can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/Bobcat2017. ITHACA, N.Y. – In April, Cornell University’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center (WHC) admitted a young male bobcat after he was hit by a car in Lansing, New York. After receiving […]

Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change. “When making predictions about climate change, it’s […]

Parasites, snails may factor in Adirondack moose decline

The apparent declining moose population in New York ’s Adirondack Mountains may be caused partly by tiny parasite-transmitting snails eaten by moose as they forage vegetation, according to new research presented by two Cornell undergraduate students at the annual Ecological Society of America meeting, in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8. “Our results show that moose foraging […]

Invasive gobies may change Oneida Lake’s complexion – again

Ithaca, NY – Oneida Lake, a kissing cousin to New York’s Finger Lakes, may soon get an environmental makeover due to another in a series of invasive species bringing havoc to the body’s ecosystem and disturbing its recreational waters. Invasive round gobies, bottom-feeder fish from Eurasia, appear to diminish zebra and quagga mussel populations and […]

Climate Change Gardens brings plants back to the future

Media note: Images of the Climate Change Garden can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/ClimateChangeGarden. For history and updates on the garden visit: http://www.cornellbotanicgardens.org/our-gardens/botanical/climate-change-garden/blog. ITHACA, N.Y. – Plots of foliage thicken in Cornell University’s Climate Change Demonstration Garden. Located at the Cornell Botanic Gardens, these raised beds provide a living illustration of how future temperature conditions may affect […]

‘Cornell Fruit Resources’ is one-stop shop for NY farmers

Media Note: The Cornell Fruit Resource website can be viewed here: http://fruit.cornell.edu/ ITHACA, N.Y. – With the launch of the revamped Cornell Fruit Resources website, New York growers have a new resource this season to help keep them productive and profitable. “The site is a one-stop shop for commercial fruit growers to access the wealth of information available […]

Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

ITHACA, N.Y. – By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell University research. Type 1 regulatory (Tr1) cells are a type of regulatory immune cell that help suppress immune responses, including inflammation and […]

See a bear? New iSeeMammals app lets citizen scientists track expanding populations

Media Note: Images and a GIF can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.app.box.com/v/iseemammals. ITHACA, N.Y. – Black bear populations are on the rise in New York state, and Cornell University researchers are combining digital technology with on-the-ground conservation efforts to better manage the growing numbers of the animals in the state. Catherine Sun, a doctoral […]

Northeastern farmers smarter with new drought atlas

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University’s Climate Smart Farming program has added a new online tool – the New York State/Northeast Drought Atlas – to help farmers adapt to a warming world. The atlas presents drought severity state-by-state, county-by-county, for the entire region from 1950 to the present. The drought maps will be updated monthly, with […]