Welcome to the Department of Natural Resources

DNR Students, Then and NowThe Department of Natural Resources traces its roots back to the Cornell College of Forestry, the first college of its kind in North America. The department continues to be just as innovative today, focusing on the interplay of the ecological and social sciences in fostering environmental sustainability.

Our students, professors, and outreach program participants explore issues related to maximizing biodiversity, enhancing and sustaining ecosystems, mitigating climate change, and managing natural resources in partnership with local groups, state agencies, and national and international environmental organizations.

Recently ranked one of the top four college environmental programs in the nation by a leading sustainability website, with an A-plus grade for its “education, experience and research opportunities,” the Department of Natural Resources offers numerous ways for students, scientists, and citizens to be part of a vital and growing field.

DNR Seminar Series
The DNR 2014 Spring Seminar Series will be on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm in G24 Fernow Hall. Please heck the schedule for the most current information.

DNR 2014 Spring Seminar Series Schedule


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Special Seminar!
If you are free on Tuesday, May 6th from 3:30 to 4:30, this special seminar might be of incredible interest to you! Entitled “Constructing Collaboration and Dialogue – the Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI) of Southeast Asia”, this seminar will be hosted by the renowned Dr. Rainer Asse, Ph.D. Asse’s associations include being the […]

Amanda Rodewald featured on NPR discussing Mute Swans
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. Now that they have a growing presence in New York, they could potentially […]

Students’ Experiences in Ecuador culminate in Gallery
Over winter break, fifteen students enrolled in the IARD class “Special Topics in International Agriculture and Rural Development” traveled to Intag, Ecuador, and worked closely with the local people to improve their community. The course concept came from a student, Martin Zorrilla ’13, who asked Prof. James Lassoie, Natural Resources, and Prof. Charlotte Jirousek, Fiber […]

Faculty Spotlight

Timothy Fahey

Timothy Fahey

As a forest ecologist, my general scientific interest is in better understanding forest ecosystems, both tropical and temperate. I also serve as the Advising Coordinator for the undergraduate programs in Natural Resources and the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems.... Read Timothy Fahey's full profile

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