The CaRDI Sustainable Communities Webinar Series is designed to address topics related to the long term social, economic, and ecological sustainability of communities. We've chosen these topics with the goal of providing extension educators, community and economic developers, elected officials, and other local leaders with information that facilitates informed decision making at the community level.
President Obama ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to elevate efforts to dramatically improve Chesapeake Bay water quality by 2025 through the implementation and enforcement of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program. The watershed states were asked to develop a Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and give target load reductions.
Our research uses the soil worm C. elegans as a model to study genes that affect aging. Many genes that affect aging in C. elegans also work in humans. Our research will have impact on human aging and age-related diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neurodegeneration.
I am a biophysicist who studies plants using the tools of mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
The viticulture and enology steering committee created a quarterly electronic newsletter, Appellation Cornell, to provide in-depth research articles written for laypersons, as well as faculty profiles, student profiles, industry profiles, and brief articles to highlight research, extension, and teaching activities of Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program to a national and international audience. In its first year, readership comprised 1000 to 1500 online subscribers in 45 states, three Canadian provinces, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Fifty articles were published in 2010.
Powdery mildews are a remarkably diverse group of fungi that attack many important crops. Their ability to produce vast numbers of infectious spores is the driving force of the disease. In a series of experiments, we identified key wavebands of light that shut down spore production. In effect, we have taken an environmental cue that the fungus uses in spore production and turned it against itself.
Due to today’s relatively favorable commodity prices, farmers are trying to increase yields by installing pattern drainage systems, which have been proven to be a long term investment to improve soil conditions and increase yields. The North West New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team organized trials with tractor pulled tile plows and GPS control systems to evaluate their performance under WNY conditions.
We know that the order Cypriniformes is an incredibly diverse group of freshwater fishes with great variation in their life histories, morphologies, behaviors and physiologies. Many people are very interested in these fishes for research purposes; for their conservation status, diversity and evolutionary relationships; as well as for personal aquaria.
Water use reporting legislation was revised and signed into law in August 2011. Dairy producers needed information about the requirements, an explanation of the DEC reporting form, as well as a tool for estimating water use.
Cornell NutritionWorks, at www.nutritionworks.cornell.edu, is an interactive, web-based continuing professional education program for nutrition and health practitioners developed by the Division of Nutritional Sciences. One offering is a six-week, in-depth online course, Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Ecological Approach.