Send Students Into the Field
$15K will cover housing, transportation, field equipment, field trips, and lab fees for approximately 12 grad students during a 2-week field program at Archbold Biological Field Station in Florida. This effort is part of a $200K fund-raising campaign to endow field courses offered by the department. The newly formed Root-Marks Fund for Field Teaching will serve to endow field courses offered at Archbold into perpetuity.
Fifty Years of Field Ecology
Cornell’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has been offering graduate student field ecology courses at Archbold Biological Station in Florida since 1970. In March of that year, Assistant Professor Dick Root, first took a handful of Cornell graduate students to Archbold Biological Station (ABS) in South-Central Florida. Since that time, Root (until his retirement), Dr. Peter Marks (until his retirement), Dr. Jed Sparks, Dr. Harry Greene, and Dr. Kelly Zamudio have brought graduate field ecology classes to ABS.
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