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In the coming decades, the world must arrive at solutions to the major challenges of feeding a burgeoning population, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and preserving biodiversity and essential ecosystem functions. Our vision is to to help secure a sustainable future for coming generations.

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Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

May 22, 2020

Cornell researchers have sequenced and analyzed the genome of a single-celled alga that belongs to the closest lineage to terrestrial plants and provides many clues to how aquatic plants first colonized land.

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Meet our faculty: Kaitlin (Katie) Gold

May 22, 2020

Katie Gold, assistant professor, plant pathology and plant-microbe biology section of the School of Integrative Plant Science studies how proximal and remote sensing can be used to make earlier, faster, and more accurate grape disease detection and management decisions.

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Hands-On Horticulture one of six featured virtual learning experiences

May 22, 2020

Spring 2020 was a semester like no other. Over the course of a few weeks, thousands of classes – lectures and seminars, laboratory and performance courses, capstone projects and veterinary clinics – transitioned entirely online. For classes such as Hands-on Horticulture, this can create a unique challenge

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Plant Sciences student receives SUNY Chancellor's Award

Apr 17, 2020

Rosemary Glos, plant sciences major minoring in botanical illustration, has been awarded a 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Her family operates a small organic farm in Berkshire, New York and her studies concentrate on plant evolution and systematics. A research assistant in Cornell Climate Resilient Farming Systems, Glos received an Engaged Opportunity grant for fieldwork and independent outreach in the Surinamese rainforest. 

Victoria lily flowers in the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory

The Victoria lily (Victoria x ‘Longwood Hybrid’) in the water garden of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory has been flowering profusely since the Labor Day Holiday weekend. We were able to catch its first spectacular two-day flowering in the Conservatory in this time-lapse video. Learn more about this fascinating plant.