May 7, 2009

With $1.1 million from Sea Grant, Cornell to study PCBs, lake invaders and more

Studies of bird songs could lead to new methods for detecting damaging levels of environmental contaminants. Better understanding of a potentially lethal pathogen in smoked fish may offer safer ways to cure fish. These are two of the five Cornell projects that New York Sea Grant has awarded research funding in 2009-10.

The grants total more than $1.1 million and include federal money from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administered through New York Sea Grant and contributions from Cornell, other private institutions and industries.

The Cornell projects are: