162 projects

2008 to 2011

Upstate New York communities have experienced a significant loss of viable manufacturing jobs since the 1980s, which has affected the overall economic vitality of its regions. In the past decade, however, many manufacturing firms have transitioned to advanced manufacturing productions, and the region as a whole has fostered significant growth in its health and educational sectors. Regional advantages have been realized in high‐growth sectors in biosciences.

2008 to 2011

Through the integrated research/extension Military Families Civic Ecology Project we implement and evaluate community gardening, community forestry and other civic ecology practices designed to assist military families and communities in navigating the deployment cycle. Together with Cornell Cooperative Extension-Jefferson County, we implemented community gardening projects at Fort Drum and other military communities in New York. We also developed measures to evaluate the outcomes of these projects on youth sense of place and social capital, and on ecosystem services.

2008 to 2012

My efforts with the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program address the management and reduction of environmental, health, and economic risks from pests and pest management techniques, including pesticides. My work encompasses pests of communities, schools, homes, municipal facilities, hospitals, parks, and all non-agricultural settings.

2008 to 2011

The thrust of my research is understanding and enhancing teachers and students’ understandings of scientific inquiry and the nature of science, including knowledge of models and modeling in science and evolutionary concepts.

2008 to 2010

A mathematical programming model of a representative New York dairy farm is developed to identify optimal management adjustments to increased availability of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) or a change in its relative price as the corn-ethanol industry in the United States matures.

2008 to 2013

Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II is a USAID-funded consortium of public- and private-sector institutions that supports scientists, regulators, extension workers, farmers and the public in developing countries to make informed decisions about agricultural biotechnology. Where demand exists, ABSPII focuses on the safe and effective development and commercialization of bio-engineered crops as a complement to traditional and organic agricultural approaches.

2008

My efforts with the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program address the management and reduction of environmental, health, and economic risks from pests and pest management techniques, including pesticides. My work encompasses pests of communities, schools, homes, municipal facilities, hospitals, parks, and all non-agricultural settings.

2008 to 2014

Through the URBIS Partnership Initiative, we have positioned Cornell CALS, CCSF, DNR, and CEL to experience a large degree of visibility as experts and key planners for global efforts to promote urban sustainability and resilience.

2008

For the past ten years, consumers have created a demand for organic dairy products. Our project works with all links of the value chain to satisfy this demand in an environmentally, financially, and socially responsible manner.

Our team offers existing and transitioning farmers workshops to improve their farm business management capabilities. By sponsoring field days, video conferences, and discussion groups, we have allowed farmers to increase their practical knowledge of organic production techniques.

2008 to 2009

Funding for NY FarmLink offers an opportunity to provide both group services and one-on-one consultation to NY farm families regarding farm business management issues, including but not limited to, estate, retirement, and farm succession planning, beginning farmer concerns, and identification of farm opportunities for agricultural stakeholders.