This program provides a a bilingual (English-Spanish), farm-experienced, and culturally knowledgeable individual to dairy farms to: train Hispanic employees, provide facilitation between management and workers, develop or translate existing protocols, and educate both sides on the cultural bottlenecks that exist. The service is available throughout New York State.
The Fossil Finders project engages children in classrooms across the country in an authentic investigation of Devonian fossils. Goals include supporting children in the use of evidence in constructing explanations of natural phenomena and motivating culturally and linguistically diverse groups of children to engage in learning science. The project is a collaboration of Cornell University Department of Education and the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) in Ithaca, N.Y.
Soil health defines the fitness of a soil for its intended use. In food production systems, a healthy soil is one that sustains plant productivity while maintaining environmental quality, promoting plant and animal health, and sustaining livelihoods. Evaluating soil health requires indicators that can be used to assess changes in soil condition over time and in response to soil management. Chemical, physical and biological indicators have all been proposed and many have been implemented successfully in soil health assessments in New York State.
There are about 10,000 species of grasses, and about one-third of them fall within the subfamily Pooideae, which is the most diverse group in temperate regions of the world. This subfamily includes species grown for human consumption (e.g., wheat, rye, and barley), animal forage (e.g., timothy, fescues, and bluegrasses), and weeds (several bromes and others) as well as important components of natural grasslands (e.g., stipas). The grasses fall within the more inclusive group of flowering plants known as monocots, which number about 60,000 species in total.
Through training in new research methods, this project helps to improve the research environment at IFORD, a regional demographic training institute in Cameroon.
Kosher and halal food are big business and very important to about a ¼ of the worlds population. Much of the market serves people who are neither Jewish nor Muslim including vegetarians, vegans, and some specific allergies. This program serves consumers, government/NGOs, the food industry, and the religious supervisors by providing educational materials and a neutral third party intervenor.
The Stover laboratory studies the biochemical mechanisms that underlie pathologies that have interactive genetic and nutritional components. Current research is focused on studying the role of the vitamin, folic acid, in human metabolism and human diseases including neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, epithelial cancer and neurological disorders. We have cloned several human genes that encode enzymes involved in folate metabolism, and are studying their regulation and influence on folate metabolism and cellular homeostasis.
Gives students a chance to do an environmental sustainability experiential learning project right on campus. This gives the students the experience of managing a project and gives them a chance to interact, hopefully positively, with the University administration and staff. This course is being considered as a candidate to be the capstone course for SNES.
We are concerned with the isolation and characterization of chemicals used as communicative signals by insects--substances that mediate courtship and reproduction activities or provide defense against predators, parasites, and pathogens.
My research involves two core initiatives that relate to the structure and function of plant cell walls and their fundamental importance as sources of food, feed, fiber and bioenergy. The first involves a long term project to characterize the protein population, or proteome, of the plant cell wall and to study the expression and function of wall-localized proteins during plant growth and development, and following pathogen challenge.