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Nina Bassuk Nina Bassuk

Horticulture
Urban trees and soils. Developing techniques to improve plant growth in cities.

Gary C. Bergstrom Gary C. Bergstrom

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Biology, population genetics, and epidemiology of diseases of corn, wheat, and bioenergy feedstock grasses. Host resistance, cultural, biological, and chemical disease control strategies as components of integrated crop management of corn, forage legume, small grain cereal, oilseed, and bioenergy feedstock crops.

Paul D. Curtis Paul D. Curtis

Natural Resources
My research program deals with human-wildlife interactions. I study animal ecology, behavior, and population biology. I tend to work with wildlife species that are either locally overabundant, or experience conservation threats. Most of my research opportunities are off campus summer internships at remote field sites.

Andre Dhondt Andre Dhondt

Lab of Ornithology
Bird ecology and behavior; disease ecology; conservation; citizen science

Angela Douglas Angela Douglas

Entomology / Molecular Biology and Genetics
Interactions between animals and gut microbes, especially in insects. Intracellular symbioses in insects. Insect nutrition.

Christine Goodale Christine Goodale

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Role of northeastern forests in offsetting climate change (carbon sequestration, nutrient limitation to growth, responses to climate change). Effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems

Anthony Hay Anthony Hay

Microbiology
There are three main foci in my lab. We study the ability of microorganisms to degrade pharmaceuticals and personal care products. We use molecular ecology tools to study microbes in a variety of habitats as diverse as sand dunes and drinking water biofilms. We also study the impact that a defective prophage remnant has on the ability of E.

John Helmann John Helmann

Microbiology
We use Bacillus subtilis as a model system to study bacterial stress responses relevant to host-pathogen interactions. These include cell envelope stress responses (e.g. relevant to those elicited by antibiotics), metal ion homeostasis, and oxidative stress responses.

Ian Hewson Ian Hewson

Microbiology / Shoals Marine Lab
Marine Ecology and Biological Oceanography; Viruses and Bacteria in Marine Habitats

Carl D. Hopkins Carl Hopkins

Neurobiology and Behavior AND CornellUniv.Museum of Vertebrates
The goal of this research is to publish formal taxonomic descriptions of 15 new species of electric fishes (Mormyridae, Actinopterygii) from Lower Guinea in West-Central Africa based on preserved specimens in the collections at the CUMV (Cornell Univ.

Robert Howarth Robert Howarth

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Work in our lab is diverse, but generally focuses on how human activity affects the chemistry and ecological functioning of the Earth and aquatic ecosystems.

Jian Hua Jian Hua

Plant Biology
Molecular genetic mechanisms of environmental adaptation in plants.

Ikhide Imumorin Ikhide Imumorin

Clifford Kraft Clifford Kraft

Natural Resources
We study ecosystem interactions that influence the management of lakes and rivers, with a major focus on understanding fish population dynamics.

Xingen Lei Xingen Lei

Animal Science
antioxidant enzyme on diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver, biotechnology of hydrolytic enzymes for nutrition and environment, defatted microalgae as new feed and food, enrichment of n-3 fatty acids in eggs and chicken

Scott McArt Scott McArt

Entomology
Research in our lab is focused on pollinator health.

Pete McIntyre Pete McIntyre

Natural Resources
My lab group works on fish ecology and conservation in Adirondack lakes, the Great Lakes, and around the world. We typically combine intensive field work with lab chemistry (stable isotopes, nutrients, etc.) and spatial analysis to address a wide range of questions.

Motoko Mukai Motoko Mukai

Food Science
Research in my laboratory focuses on studying the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health using zebrafish as a model organism. EDCs are chemical compounds, which bind to and/or modulate the endocrine system and can cause abnormalities in behavior, cognition, reproduction, development and metabolism.

Katja Poveda Katja Poveda

Entomology
Agroecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Plant defenses, Insect ecology

Susan Riha Susan Riha

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Interaction of plants with their physical environment and in dynamic simulation modeling

Amanda D. Rodewald Amanda D. Rodewald

Lars Rudstam Lars Rudstam

Natural Resources
I study ecology of freshwater lakes and fisheries in an ecosystem context.

Rebecca Schneider Rebecca Schneider

Natural Resources
Schneider has an integrated theoretical and applied research program examining the ecological processes in watersheds that are critical for protection of water resource quantity and quality.

Tim Setter Tim Setter

School of Integrative Plant Science
My research seeks better understanding of the underlying biology of drought stress response in cassava, maize and other grain crops, the regulatory systems for flowering in cassava, and better methods to screen breeding germplasm for improved responses to environmental stresses.

Larry Smart Larry Smart

Horticulture
My lab focuses on the breeding and genomics of shrub willow bioenergy crops. We have assembled a large and diverse collection of willows, which serves as a basis for genomics-assisted breeding. We have produced over 500 new families of willow, including a number of novel species hybrids that display high yield and disease and pest resistance.

Saskya van Nouhuys

Entomology
We study species interactions, population dynamics and community structure in fragmented landscapes. Our primary research system is in Finland. We mainly focus on parasitoid wasps, their butterfly hosts, their food plants and endosymbionts. We also study pollination ecology of wild plants.

Stephen Winans Stephen Winans

Microbiology
My lab uses three different pathogenic bacteria to study fundamental aspects of host-detection by pathogenic bacteria, as well as pheromone-mediated communication between bacteria during host colonization.

Mingming Wu Mingming Wu

Biological and Environmental Engineering
My lab aims at understanding the physical principals that living systems operate, in particular, through their interactions with fluids. The questions we address are motivated by contemporary problems in health and environment.

Xiangtao Xu

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
I study the patterns, mechanisms, and consequences of vegetation-environment interactions, especially in the context of novel climate regimes under the on-going global change. My lab uses process-based ecosystem models as 'numerical greenhouses' to integrate the ever-increasing heterogeneous data sets in ecology (e.g.

Joseph B. Yavitt Joseph B. Yavitt

Natural Resources
Ecology and forest and wetland ecosystems