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Cornell is a global leader in sustainability and climate change research, teaching and engagement. Our campuses are living laboratories for developing, testing and implementing solutions that address these most challenging issues.

Thought Leaders in Sustainability

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Jefferson Tester studies sustainable energy systems, with a focus on geothermal and biomass energy research.

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CONSERVATION OUTREACH

Amanda Rodewald works to generate, apply and communicate science that advances ecological understanding.

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SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

John Tobin is an expert on environmental and energy economics and corporate sustainability.

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CITY & REGIONAL PLANNING

Mildred Warner is an expert on how to promote environmental sustainability at the local level.

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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Oliver Gao examines transportation systems, food supply chains and their impacts on air quality and climate change.

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MARINE ECOLOGY

Drew Harvell studies the sustainability of marine ecosystems and the impacts of climate and ocean change.

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ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Max Zhang studies sustainable energy systems and the effects of nanoparticle pollution on air quality and climate change.

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WILDLIFE HEALTH AND POLICY

Steven Osofsky directs the Wildlife Health Cornell Center of Excellence, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to wildlife health.

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Earth and Atmospheric Science

Natalie Mahowald examines feedbacks in the earth system that impact climate change, such as desert dust and the carbon cycle.

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Our campuses are living laboratories for sustainability and climate change research.