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Research and engagement

The new New York State/Northeast Drought Atlas
Climate Smart Farming adds online drought tool

Drought atlas to help Northeastern farmers adapt to a warming world.

Charlotte Levy examines a drone that will examine albedo before flight
Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

Cornell researchers use drones to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape.

Tyler Shaban '17, left, and Jailene Hidalgo '18 conduct research in the Adirondacks.
Parasites, snails may factor in moose decline

Declining moose population in Adirondack Mountains may be linked to ingesting parasite-transmitting snails.

map shows where the 21 study species are found throughout the year
Habitat loss, climate threaten eastern forest birds

Habitat loss looms as the greatest threat to some North American breeding birds.