Department of Natural Resources News
DNR receives large grant from the EPA
DNR faculty Lars Rudstam and associate Jim Watkins teamed up with the Center for Great Lakes Studies at Buffalo State College (Drs. Alexander Karatayev and Lyuba Burlakova) to study lower trophic levels (benthos, zooplankton, mysids, algae) in all of the Laurentian Great Lakes from Lake Superior to Lake Ontario.
Daniel Decker wins wildlife sciences award
Cornell Professor of Natural Resources Daniel Decker has received The Wildlife Society's Aldo Leopold Award, the nation's highest award in wildlife sciences.
Conservation website brings real world into classroom
The Conservation Bridge website gets students involved in solving real-world problems from around the world.
Smallidge to Receive Technology Transfer Award
Peter Smallidge, New York State extension forester working out of Cornell University, director of Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, and director of the Cornell Maple Program, will receive the Technology Transfer Award, one of seven national awards from the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
President Skorton forms Sustainable Campus Committee
President David Skorton has formed the new 13-member President's Sustainable Campus Committee (PSCC) to oversee all aspects of sustainability in campus operations and facilities.
New York's maple trees could reap $80M more a year
New York state could grow its $12 million maple industry into a $92 million enterprise if more maple trees were tapped, says Michael Farrell, director of Cornell's Uihlein maple center in Lake Placid.
Gene is linked to colon cancer when folate's low
Cornell researchers have discovered a gene that boosts the risk of colon cancer in laboratory mice when their diets are inadequate in folate, a B vitamin. The study is published in Cancer Research.
Cornell scientists to present at AAAS
Five Cornell scientists in disciplines ranging from crop improvement to robotics will present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, Feb. 17-21.
Cornell ranked fifth for sustainability
Cornell is the fifth-greenest university in the world, according to the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, a new ranking system by the University of Indonesia.