In wake of UN climate report, students promote resilience

September 28, 2021 Cornell University 0

From quantifying climate vulnerability in Haiti to documenting the ecological calendars of Indigenous and rural communities, projects from Cornell students promise to reduce climate impacts around the world – an increasingly urgent need, as detailed in this summer’s United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. “Many of the Read More


Bird reports rose during lockdowns

September 24, 2021 Cornell University 0

Around 80% of bird species examined in a new study were reported in greater numbers in human-altered habitats during pandemic lockdowns, according to new research based on data from the eBird program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In the paper, “Reduced Human Activity During COVID-19 Alters Avian Land Use Read More


Coyotes studied as stand-ins for endangered ferrets

September 7, 2021 Cornell University 0

By testing easier-to-study coyotes, researchers from the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, have identified a range of lethal diseases threatening black-footed ferrets – one of the most endangered animals in North America. Despite conservation efforts, only around Read More


Dogs return to outdoor adventures after disc injuries

August 31, 2021 Cornell University 0

Although small in stature, Tanner and Gidgie are two adventurous pups that enjoy hiking and exploring with their family, the Seidels. But a medical condition unites them, as well: Each is in recovery from painful spinal issues, thanks to the neurology service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Tanner’s Read More


Female hummingbirds look like males to evade harassment

August 26, 2021 Cornell University 0

New research on the glittering White-necked Jacobin hummingbird reveals nearly 20% of the species’ adult females have male-like plumage. Why? To dodge bullies and get better access to food, according to new Cornell research. The findings were published Aug. 26 in the journal Current Biology. White-necked Jacobin hummingbird “What’s interesting Read More


Doctoral candidate and advisor receive HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

August 23, 2021 Cornell University 0

Biomedical and biological sciences doctoral candidate Karla García-Martínez and Professor of Immunology Cindy Leifer were selected as recipients of the 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Graduate Fellowships for Advanced Study. HHMI Gilliam Fellowships are awarded to student-advisor pairs based on the institution and advisor’s commitment to a culture Read More