Sept. 15, 2008

CU faculty can now work with regional ecosystem unit

Cornell has been accepted as a member of the Great Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GLNF CESU). This membership gives Cornell faculty members the opportunity to work individually or in collaboration with other CESU members to provide expertise in research, education and technical assistance to several federal agencies engaged in ecosystem work.

"Cornell is well poised to offer expertise in all areas of interest to the GLNF CESU," said Daniel J. Decker, professor of natural resources, senior adviser to the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, director of its Office of Land Grant Affairs and Cornell's technical representative for the CESU.

The GLNF CESU is a network of universities and federal agencies doing ecosystem work that involves the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences needed to address, manage and preserve the Great Lakes, northern forest and other ecosystems in North America in a rapidly changing social, economic and environmental landscape.

Interested faculty members can find more information at http://www.cals.cornell.edu/cals/faculty-staff/academic-affairs/grants-contracts.cfm.