Sea Turtles: An Overview

Though sea turtles are not in our backyard here in Ithaca, NY, they are of concern when we venture to warmer weather during the brutal Northeast winters, as well as spring and summer breaks. Third year veterinary student Lauren Jacobs shares her knowledge on the 7 species of sea turtles, and how can we contribute to their conservation. Continue reading

My Summer with the Wildlife Health Program

Go on an adventure in our own backyard here in New York State as Bryan Clifford describes the many projects that he assisted in while working with the NYS Wildlife Health Program. From working with hellbender salamanders, white tailed deer fawns and timber rattlesnakes in the field, to conducting necropsies at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Bryan describes how he learned that being a wildlife veterinarian doesn’t just involve field work and hands-on animal experience, but also relies on research, surveillance, and field biologists. Continue reading

Dinner lecture: “Let’s drink to conservation – how coffee can help people and the planet”

What: Tropical Biology and Conservation will host Dr. Amanda Rodewald, the Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Garvin Professor in Natural Resources who has worked extensively with bird and biodiversity conservation in Latin American agroecosystems.
Pizza and beverages provided from 5:00-5:15 PM, the talk begins at 5:15 PM and a discussion follows.
When: April 11, 5pm
Where: Emerson Hall, room 135 Continue reading

Event: Shark necroscopy lab

What: ZAWS will host their Shark Necropsy Lab, led by Dr. Willy Bemis, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology here at Cornell. Dr. Bemis studies the anatomy, development, and evolutionary relationships of fossil and living fishes including sharks, lungfishes, coelacanths, bowfins, sturgeons and paddlefishes. This lab is only open to 20 DUES PAYING MEMBERS.
When: April 10th, 4-6 pm
Where: Belinski Wet Lab Continue reading

Event: “Every Picture Tells a Story: How to Create Visual Stories in the Field”

What: ZAWS be hosting David Brown, an award-winning cinematographer, to teach a course in wildlife photography/cinematography and visual storytelling, including its importance in wildlife conservation. The course will be taught in two 2-hour sessions. To get the most out of the course you should attend both lectures, but if you can only attend one that is okay.
When: April 10th and April 18th, 6-8pm
Where: Lecture Hall Floor, the vet school Continue reading