Interspecific Competition Draws Lines For the Elevations of Tropical Mountain Birds

A new study out of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology finds that these limited altitude residencies are due to interspecific competition where individuals of different species compete for the same resources. The study, published in Science, was conducted using eBird data from 4.4 million citizen science observations of 2,879 bird species around the world.

Cornell Startup Embark Founded to Assess Various Dogs’ Genealogy

Embark, a canine DNA testing company founded in 2015 by brothers Ryan and Adam Bokyo in Cornell’s Incubator for Life Science Companies, is now taking strides in studies of the canine genome. With the swab of a dog’s cheek, Embark can provide information about the dog’s genetic risk factors and ancestry. 

The Science Behind Cornell’s New Sustainable Energy Initiative: Earth Source Heat

On June 20, the Cornell Borehole Observatory began drilling into the Earth. Their goal is to reach a deep depth where there is natural heat sufficient to heat all of campus.

With a limited supply of fossil fuels, the University has explored alternative energy options. In 2009, the University set its sights on using Earth Source Heat, a sustainable type of geothermal heat that rests deep underground, to heat the campus.