25 projects

2014

Planted stormwater retention and infiltration practices are important for reducing runoff and maximizing green space in urban areas. While a wide variety of herbaceous plants are often successfully used in these spaces ... they can present maintenance issues because of the need to annually cut back dead foliage and stems.
Utilizing woody plants decreases the need for additional seasonal maintenance while successfully adding aesthetic and
functional vegetation to stormwater retention practices.”

2013 to 2018

The sensory representation of the external chemical world in the brain is a translation of chemical features into patterns of brain activity. It is the nature these patterns—how that are established by stimulant patterns, how they vary in a population, and ultimately how they interact with other brain functions, e.g. emotions (joy) or behavior (buying wine)—that is the object of our research. We study aroma perception in order to provide information about food composition to producers that will allow them to produce likable, healthy and more profitable products.

2010

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.

2010

The goal of this project is to enable wine-grape growers to estimate their crop size prior to harvest in a non-destructive manner. This capability will help growers make better-informed crop management decisions.

2008 to 2011

Invasive plants change plant communities and ecosystem function across North America. My work assesses how changes in plant communities and management of invasive plants using biological control affects a wide range of native biota.

2008 to 2013

Late blight (LB), early blight (EB) and Septoria leaf spot (SLS) are the three foliar fungal tomato diseases in temperate regions, with yearly weather conditions determining which of these diseases are most problematic that year. Currently, conventional and organic growers rely on preventative fungicides for control, with sprays typically starting in mid-July and continuing on a weekly basis. However, following release of lines from breeders at Cornell and North Carolina, seed companies are starting to trial and sell hybrid tomato varieties with tolerance to EB and/or resistance to LB.

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 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 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

The project is focused on the safe and effective development and commercialization of bio-engineered crops in developing countries.