Rising third year veterinary student Elvina Yau is in Namibia, Africa conducting research on cheetah nutrition. Over the next few weeks, she will be contributing a series of posts called The Cheetah Chronicles about her unforgettable experience! Check out Elvina’s personal blog at Elvina The Explorer! Continue reading
At the end of March, large numbers of spotted salamanders had migrated to vernal pools in Ithaca. Since the migration, Jonathan Gorman (21′) has been checking up on the salamanders and their offspring to watch their development. Keep reading to see photos and learn more. Continue reading
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
With one of the highest rates of biodiversity in the world, Costa Rica is a fascinating place to visit, especially if you are interested in wildlife. Get a glimpse of their sea turtle conservation project through veterinary student Victoria Albano’s recount of her experience at Ostional’s National Wildlife Refuge! Continue reading
Veterinary student Jonah Marion helped fellow veterinary students experience first-hand the wonders of the spotted salamander migration. Learn about this phenomenon, and consider it for your next adventure! Continue reading
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
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
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
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