139 projects

2008

It is well accepted that conservation efforts worldwide must involve a cross-section of stakeholders, including those most affected by changes in land use, to promote the long-term protection of biodiversity, critical habitats, and fragile landscapes. Conservation organizations and land trusts, both big and small, are searching for better ways to build functional alliances for the protection of nature.

2008 to 2017

Our research uses comparisons of genomic variability within and between species of insects, mammals, and plants to provide novel insights into biological function and mechanisms of genetic change.

2008

Only by looking over a time span almost three times the age of most high school students does the tight connection between wetland science and politics become evident. Most students have a limited view of environmental science. I took the invitation to deliver one of the 25th Anniversary Nosanchuck Memorial Lectures at Ithaca High School to give students a longer perspective -- from the Swamp Lands Acts of the mid-1800's to recent wetland decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

2008

The Cornell Nutrition Analysis Program (CNAL) is an integrated research, teaching and extension/service analytical facility. The laboratory currently provide analytical support (analyses and training) in support of the research programs of more than 40 faculty members in 10 different departments at Cornell University. In addition, the laboratory staff provides training for undergraduate and graduate students in soil, plant, water and environmental analyses and interpretations of results. The laboratory's research and environmental programs currently analyze about 15,000 samples annually.

2008

By offering an introductory level horticulture class, "Plants and Human Well Being" that exposes students to the multiple ways that we interact with plants and plant products I am increasing their awareness of the importance of plants in our lives as well as the many non-traditional career and avocational opportunities within the field of Horticulture.

2008 to 2015

The Naturalist Outreach Program sends Cornell undergraduates and graduate students to local classrooms and community groups to give free presentations about natural history, ecology and conservation. By presenting lively, STEM presentations, the program helps open the world of backyard biology to young people, enrich local second-grade to high-school science instruction, and simultaneously train Cornell students to communicate effectively about science.

2008 to 2011

The primary focus of this project is to support the existing and expanding grape and wine industries in New York and other states east of the Rocky Mountains by increasing the abilities of grape producers and their advisers to manage infectious diseases that limit profitability and preclude sustainable production if not addressed adequately. Additionally, the project has several components that are applicable to the grape industry in the western U.S. and to those in overseas locations.

2008

The Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell students and Cornell employees.

2008 to 2011

There is a need for in-depth studies of the family food decision-making processes in order to understand routine eating practices and food choices and mechanisms of change. Basic to our community-engaged research methodology is working in partnership with community partners and ecosystems stakeholders. One outcome of this research is a family food decision-making framework that guides research, education, and family and community change initiatives.

2008 to 2010

I am developing a plan to balance undergraduate student population in biological engineering and environmental engineering majors for Fall 2010.

I am implementing a plan to raise overall quality of biological engineering majors, established in 2008.