From Keith Tidball’s blog, Tidball@Cornell As part of his Federal Formula Funds study Returning Warriors : A Study of the Social-Ecological Benefits of Coming Home to Nature, Keith Tidball recently participated in the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation‘s habitat restoration activities at Camp Hackett in northern Wisconsin. This activity was recognized by Field & Stream’s Hero for a [...]
Laura Martin has been selected as one of twelve graduate students to receive the Social Science Research Council’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/subcompetitions/dpdf-fellowship/E7C6D5E8-0312-E111-9A56-001CC477EC84/D13B62DB-5214-E111-9A56-001CC477EC84/). Each year, the program offers dissertation proposal development under the leadership of pairs of tenured senior faculty in the US and abroad who define emerging or reinvigorated multidisciplinary research fields. These research field [...]
DNR undergrad Anna Kusler has received the P.F. English Award for being the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in 2012 from the Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society. The award was given last week at the NE F&W Conference meeting in West Virginia. Congratulations to Anna for all her hard work!
Heidi Kretser, an assistant adjunct professor in DNR, was recently interviewed for an NPR story on a new rule in New York that would prevent the illegal trade of black bear parts. The parts are usually taken from bears in upstate NY and sold to Asian apothecaries and restaurants in NYC. There have been 66 [...]
From Scientific American, April 16, 2012 The Co-Evolution of Insects, Plants and a Career by Laura Jane Martin A series of graduate student conversations with leading women biologists, at the Women in Science Symposium at Cornell April 2-3. Insects are difficult to work with. First, they are small. While titan beetles can reach 15 cm, [...]
Professor Stephen Morreale’s paper on the Pacific leatherback turtle, “Identiﬁcation of distinct movement patterns in Paciﬁc leatherback turtle populations inﬂuenced by ocean conditions” will be the cover article in this month’s Ecological Applications! Be sure to check it out.
DNR graduate student Christine Moskell has been selected to receive a two-year Land Grant Graduate Fellowship from CALS. Four fellowships were awarded this year. Christine was selected primarily because her “active engagement in extension programming was well-planned and had identifiable and measurable goals.” According to Christine: “My research and extension project will focus on the [...]
Professor Dan Decker, director of the Human Dimensions Research Unit (HDRU), is co-chair for Pathways to Success, an international Human Dimensions Conference. The mission of the conference is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management. This year’s theme is Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management: An [...]
DNR graduate student, Elizabeth Craig, was selected as this year’s CALS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Natural Resources. Teaching Assistants have a very important role in the University’s instructional program, and this award is an opportunity to recognize Elizabeth’s performance in this role.
Prof. Marianne Krasny was invited to the White House Summit on Environmental Education on April 17. She is the leader of EPA’s National Environmental Education Training Program. Akiima Price is one of four top advisors on this 5 yr, $11 million program. The purpose of the Summit was to launch an inter-agency task force on [...]