Crowdfunding campaign launches to support biology field courseGopher tortoises and blue jays… a vintage Army-issue shovel… sun and rain and wind: the hundreds of students who have gone on field courses through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology over the last 50 years have memories as diverse as the ecosystems they studied.
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Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to EEB postdoc Joleah Lamb. A member of Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Nature Conservancy NatureNet fellow, Lamb shares: “The seagrass appear to combat bacteria, and this is the first research to assess whether that coastal ecosystem can alleviate disease associated with marine organisms.” Follow this link to the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.
Emeritus professor Paul Feeny talks with Anurag Agrawal...
Click here to watch Paul Patrick Feeny chat with colleague Anurag Agrawal about his life and career at Cornell, and his experiences as a chemical ecologist.