The Cornell Local Roads Program provides technical assistance and training for local government highway officials and employees in 1,608 municipalities in New York.
I develop cost-effective methods of producing food fish and shrimp in an environmentally sustainable manner and work with developing countries to assist in implementing new businesses.
We have striven to take the mystique out of engineering science and show our clients how they can adopt interesting techniques to improve their pesticide application methods. We have shown how to reduce pesticides in apples and grapes by 30 percent and how to penetrate thatch in turfgrass and get better anthracnose control. We have shown all airblast sprayer operators how to target their sprayers properly to avoid drift onto neighboring properties. We have instructed all new employees of Cornell University who will apply pesticides.
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.
The Erasing Boundaries Symposium convened an interdisciplinary group of 60 faculty to hear 24 selected papers. The symposium asked: How can we overcome boundaries created by our own pedagogical strategies, professional education, disciplinary autonomy, and academic curricula in service to communities and academic service learning?
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.
My research projects have focused on odor-mediated interactions between flowering plants and insect pollinators across the spectrum of specialized-to-generalized pollination systems (yuccas, night-blooming tobaccos, thistles). This program is largely exploratory and nonapplied; technological limits and historical bias have resulted in historical neglect of the basic importance of floral scent to pollinator attraction and avoidance of natural enemies.
eClips is a digital database of 10,000 clips and more than 40 podcasts, focused on entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. The material is based on hundreds of in-depth interviews as well as business presentations. eClips makes it possible for business people (including small business owners and entrepreneurs), educators, and students to find targeted and focused information, because it is organized by entrepreneur, company, demographics, topics, and keywords.
Our consensus paper in Science projected that coral reefs will be unable to grow calcareous skeletons within the next 50 years due to rising carbon dioxide (acidification). Our research paper in PLoS Biology showed for the first time that increases in infectious coral disease can be driven by climate warming. This economically important ecosystem will be destroyed by a combination of warming and acidification in the next few decades.