Past Events

Fall 2013

Seminar Series

Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Spring 2013

Seminar Series and Cross-Scale Discussion Groups

Spring 2013 Seminar Series

Cary Institute Retreat – April 11-13, 2013

A joint event with the Dartmouth IGERT in Polar Environmental Change.

Biogeochemistry Bootcamp in Ecosystem Methods

1 week intensive at the Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY.
Week of May 20 (post-exams and pre-graduation).
S Findlay, P Groffman, G Lovett, E Rossi-Marshall.

Biogeochemistry Bootcamp: CEE 6550 (Special Topics) Microbes that impact Greenhouse Gas fluxes

1 credit. R. Richardson.
W & F 1-3 PM, Feb 25-Apr. 4 (short course!)

Nutrient cycles mediated by microorganisms in terrestrial, aquatic, and engineered systems often control net greenhouse gas fluxes to the atmosphere – particularly for methane, nitrous oxide and CO2. In this laboratory course, students will learn and apply such techniques as fluorescence microscopy, quantitative PCR, and spectrophotometry to track key functional groups of microbes impacting cycles, likely with cultures collected from local environments.

IGERT Core Course: BEE 4940 (Special Topics) Cross Scale Biogeochemical Modeling

3 credits. P. G. Hess, N. Mahowald, L. Derry. S-U or Letter grade.
Tu & Th 10:10-11:25 AM, 1101 Bradfield.

The course will teach the basic principles of biogeochemical modeling from the process level to the global earth system and will include hands-on computer programming.

Fall 2012

Seminar Series

Fall 2012 Seminar Series

Small Grant Applications – Due October 22, 2012 at 4 PM

In cooperation with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, CSBC announced its second annual call for Small Grant Awards for Cornell PhD students from any field with research
interests in biogeochemistry and climate change from the microbial to global scale.

Application Materials

Small Grant Peer Review Workshop – October 17, 2012

To assist students with their small grant applications, the BESS GSA organized an application peer review workshop.

Diversity Hosting Weekend – September 13-15, 2012

Students from across the country came to Ithaca for the weekend to learn more about the Cornell Earth Energy IGERT and the Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate IGERT. The prospective students met with faculty and students and toured campus and the surrounding area.

Fall Retreat – September 8, 2012

Around 35 students and faculty participated in this annual event that included a stream walk, discussions on science communication and graphics, and great food!

Spring 2012

Cary Institute Retreat – April 12-14, 2012

In April 2012, thirteen graduate students visited the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York to present research, consult with staff scientists, and participate in discussions on research ethics and professional development. This yearly retreat has been a great opportunity for Cornell graduate students to build new relationships with Cary Institute researchers.

Seminar Series

Spring 2012 Seminar Series