25 projects


We have continued to shape discussion among local government and school leaders in terms of creative response to fiscal stress.


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.

2009 to 2011

We are developing improved analysis and characterization of steroids in human urine for anti-doping applications due to the well-known steroid use problem in sports. Our approach includes development of better separations of steroids in the complex mixture of urine compounds for measuring the quantity of steroids and if some steroids indicate use of testosterone or other illicit steroids. The techniques will be used to characterize urine from healthy, unhealthy, and doped individuals.


More than half of the world's population depends on rice as their staple food, and the U.S. is the world's fourth largest exporter of this essential commodity. Rice production must increase dramatically and in a sustainable manner to meet the demands of the 21st century. Population pressure, natural resource limitations, changing climate and globalized markets all contribute to the rapidly evolving landscape of agriculture and underscore the importance of agricultural innovation. Advances in genomic science offer new opportunities to address many of the challenges for the future.


The goal of my research program is to identify and evaluate multiple strategies than can be integrated to control weeds in vegetable and fruit crops. The strategies may be traditional (chemical, mechanical) or more unusual (cover crops, natural products, weed biology/ecology, crop rotations). The intention is to develop methods of ensuring continued production of healthy foods while maintaining economic sustainability for growers and the safety of the food supply and environment.

2008 to 2010

For five decades, the project has developed new fundamental and application knowledge on the nature and management (IPM) of the pathogens and diseases of onions grown on the muckland (organic) soils of New York. Studies on the nature and management of pathogens and diseases affecting other vegetable crops grown on the muckland soils also were undertaken as needed and that growers requested. Such studies were emphasized for the time durations required for problem resolution.

2008 to 2017

The Horti Stabiani Project, formerly the Villa Arianna Great Peristyle Project is an effort of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation and the Soprintendenza di Pompeii to document, study and develop the landscapes of this ancient town as part of a master plan for economic development of Castellammare di Stabia, an economically struggling city in the Bay of Naples.

2008 to 2013

This project explores the societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology, particularly in relation to users of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). It also involves the maintenance and development of a portal related to social and ethical issues of nanotechnology on the NNIN's website (http://www.nnin.org/society-ethics). Finally, it involves the coordination of social and ethical research among NNIN sites.

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.


Create an Institute devoted to: 1) developing and applying genomic technologies and computational tools to the conservation, evaluation and utilization of genetic resources; 2) providing a place where scientists from both the public and private sectors can come to address genomic diversity issues and receive training and where policy of international germplasm exchange/exploitation can be discussed and formulated, and; 3) serving both the national and world community through the development, application and dissemination of genomics tools and computer technology relevant to world genetic re