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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. The Cornell CALS experience empowers us to explore the boundaries of knowledge, supported by the leading minds of today and surrounded by the leading minds of tomorrow.

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Sea fan corals face new threat in warming ocean: copper

Colorful coral underwater
Published: 
November 19, 2019
For the colorful, graceful sea fans swaying among the coral reefs in the waters around Puerto Rico, copper is an emerging threat in an era of warming oceans, according to new Cornell research.

University, trustees honor outstanding employees

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Published: 
November 19, 2019
University leaders and trustees on Nov. 18 honored 15 individuals and three teams with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence, and the inaugural Trustee Award for Excellence.

Endangered right whales act as environmental barometers

A blue ocean meeting the blue sky
Published: 
November 19, 2019
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast, is sending a signal about disruptive change in the environment, according to new Cornell research.

Events

EEB Dissertation Seminar- Olivia Graham

Jan 21 | 12:00 pm

Dissertation Title: Ecological consequences of climate and communities on seagrass wasting disease. Hosted by Drew Harvell

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EEB Seminar Series- James Sobel

Jan 31 | 12:20 pm

Title: The biology of speciation in Mimulus: from local adaptation to genetic incompatibilities across the continuum of divergence Hosted by Anurag Agrawal

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Dannelle Gutarra Cordero

Feb 7 | 12:20 pm

Title: TBA Hosted by Megan Greishar

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Courtney Murdock

Feb 14 | 12:20 pm

Title: Predicting vector-borne disease transmission in a human-modified world Hosted by Alex Flecker

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Kaitlin Gold

Mar 7 | 12:20 pm

Title: TBA Hosted by Xiangtao Xu

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Snyder & Champness Molecular Genetics of Bacteria

Mar 9 | 4:00 pm

To understand big leaps in genome editing today, we must start small and look very closely at the molecular genetics of bacteria. In a live, virtual, Chats in the Stacks talk, Joseph Peters and...

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EEB Seminar Series- Julie Pett-Ridge

Mar 21 | 12:20 pm

Title: TBA Hosted by Christine Goodale

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall

EEB Seminar Series- Anna Sala

Mar 28 | 12:20 pm

Title: TBA Hosted by Xiangtao Xu

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Stephen Pacala

Apr 18 | 12:20 pm

Title: TBA Hosted by CALS and BEE

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Jennifer Gremer

Apr 25 | 12:20 pm

Title: Seeds of change: germination timing in a variable world Hosted by Monica Geber

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Mark Rebeiz

May 2 | 12:20 pm

Title: TBA Hosted by Bob Reed

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

EEB Seminar Series- Ran Blekham

May 9 | 12:20 pm

Title: Functional and Population Genomics of Host-Microbiome Interactions Hosted By Andy Moeller

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar