Cornell is one of nine universities worldwide selected to join the Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, to accelerate the next scientific revolution by applying AI to research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Read More
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
In the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) we value science and education grounded in the natural history of organisms, and have a desire to understand the patterns and processes that structure communities and ecosystems, and drive evolutionary change over all geographical and time scales. As new methods allow us to gain insight into ecological and evolutionary mechanism and function, we seek to refine fundamental concepts, to integrate findings into novel theory, and to contribute to solutions for environmental challenges.
EEB grad student Bryce Robinson travels across much of the lower 48 states to study Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) in an attempt to gather extensive range-wide samples and uncover the evolutionary history of this highly diverse raptor. A common and widespread species, the Red-tailed Hawk represents an excellent opportunity to understand the evolution and maintenance of traits such as plumage polymorphism, both between and within populations. Bryce is a member of the team behind The Red-tailed Hawk Project, a research collaboration focused on the ecology and evolution of these birds.
Our Department in the News
The rock dust project is one of several “smart carbon capture” studies being led by scientists in CALS that not only address the existential threat of a changing climate, but also support farmers, human nutrition, wildlife and more. “The only way to address the climate crisis is to develop holistic ...Read More
Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean, has announced the appointment of Corrie S. Moreau as the inaugural senior associate dean of diversity and inclusion for CALS. Her three-year appointment is effective Jan. 2, 2023, and will run through Dec. 31, 2025.Read More
The Howarth Lab will develop tools to help New York governments consistently estimate greenhouse gas emissions as part of the 2030 Project: A Cornell Climate Initiative, which is mobilizing faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to a warming world.Read More
This semester our department welcomed new faculty members Swanne Gordon and Andrés López-Sepulcre helping to advance our department's commitment to pursuing purpose-driven science while promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives.Read More
EEB associate prof Vitousek co-authors study: In an adaptation to climate change, tree swallows have become smaller over the last three decades, an ongoing study based in Tompkins County has found.Read More
The initiative has supported classes in the humanities, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, information science and engineering.Read More
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.Read More