Cornell biology students enjoy a wide range of options for gaining meaningful research skills in the field and the lab. Students share the results of their research at the annual Cornell Student Symposium and frequently at regional or national conferences.

The following examples represent some of the ongoing projects supported by the department.

  • Marty Condon's research students in Ecuador

    Species diversity and evolution

    Professor Marty Condon and students study species diversity and the co-evolution of plants and insects. Project locations include Latin American rainforests and Midwest prairies.  Learn more

  • Scuba diver in the Bahamas

    Caribbean coral genetics

    Students travel to the Bahamas each February to research the morphology and genetics of fire coral.  Learn more

  • Box turtle

    Eastern Iowa box turtles

    Ongoing studies of local ornate box turtles are aimed at protecting the species and its habitat.