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2007 Research News Archives

January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, reverse chronological order
ESF-NYSERDA Partnership Powers Up ESF President Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr. and NYSERDA CEO Paul D. Tonko Friday flipped the switch on a 23 kw (kilowatt) photovoltaic array built on the south wall of ESF’s Baker Laboratory.
Sustainable Energy and a Restored Ecosystem SUNY-ESF and Honeywell International are transforming an urban brownfield, restoring the unique ecosystem, an inland salt marsh into a site that will produce a sustainable energy crop.
Reducing Lead Poisoning Syracuse 9WSYR TV interviewed ESF Professor David Johnson, who is helping local health authorities in the effort to reduce lead poisoning in children.
Collaring Deer The fall deer hunting seasons are underway. 9WSYR TV News did a story on an ESF research project that some hunters might notice – deer wearing radio collars to map their travels.
Elected Officials join SUNY-ESF, Honeywell and Wetlands Specialist to Mark Wetlands Restoration Honeywell's "News about Onondaga Lake" newsletter reports on the gathering to mark the completion of wetlands restoration at the former LCP Site.
Forest Biorefinery Conference ESF, O’Brien & Gere and Catalyst Renewables co-sponsored a Forest Biorefinery Conference to establish a path forward to cellulosic ethanol and other bio-products.
SUNY-ESF Making Own Biodiesel An ESF student is using waste fryer oil from a nearby student dining hall to make biodiesel fuel that powers 17% of ESF’s vehicles.
SUNY-ESF Names New Department Chairs ESF named Susan Anagnost, Gary Scott, David Newman, Arthur Stipanovic and David Sonnenfeld as the chairs for five academic departments.
Onondaga Lake Boat Tour 2007 Nearly 100 people boarded the Emita II at Dutchman’s Landing in Liverpool, NY for ESF’s third tour of Onondaga Lake to view progress being made on restoring the lake. ESF scientists and other experts offered insights on issues and improvement efforts.
ESF Alumnus Wins Nation’s Top Technology Honor ESF alumnus Ronald Eby, who helped develop a vaccine that was hailed as one of the most important advances in pediatric medicine, has received the nation’s highest honor for technological innovation.
Lake Preservation Focus of Boat Excursion Dr. Robert Werner, Professor Emeritus of SUNY-ESF's Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, conducted a media boat tour from his home on Skaneateles Lake to highlight environmental preservation goals and efforts.
Muskellunge Numbers Drop as Virus Invades St. Lawrence Researchers at ESF’s Thousand Islands Biological Station on Governor’s Island in the St. Lawrence River believe that viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) is responsible for the decline in the muskellunge population.
SUNY-ESF Student Takes to the Road, Fueled by Biodiesel ESF student Greg Boyd, who has been manufacturing his own biodiesel fuel since he was in high school, participated in the 2007 Green Grand Prix Rally in Watkins Glen.
ESF Shrub Willow Harvester on the Washington Mall The ESF shrub willow harvester was on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Xerox Funds Research into Biodegradable 'Green Polymers' from Renewable Resources Dr. Arthur J. Stipanovic and other ESF scientists are getting some help from Xerox Corporation as they seek to make inexpensive biodegradable plastics from byproducts of wood-based ethanol production.
Young Scientists Converge at ESF to Discuss Research High school student scientists gathered at ESF to present their semester-long research projects to their peers.
ESF’s Gibbs Honored for Excellence in Research and Scholarship Dr. James Gibbs of ESF was recognized for excellence in research and scholarship by the SUNY Research Foundation. The award is the highest honor the Research Foundation can bestow on SUNY faculty for outstanding scholarly and research contributions.
Mites Alter Reproductive Behavior A group of researchers has discovered that a family of tiny mites found in the Southern Hemisphere has taken the unusual step of resuming sexual reproduction after years of producing offspring through asexual means.
ESF's 'Milt' Silverstein Dies at 90 Dr. Robert M. "Milt" Silverstein, a longtime ESF faculty member who was known internationally for his pioneering work in the chemistry of insect communication, died Feb. 26.
Senator Clinton Lauds ESF's Work in Renewable Energy At a press conference held at Northeast Biofuels, ESF President Neil Murphy introduced Senator Clinton, who recognized that, “ESF is at the forefront of the development of renewable energy.”
ESF Faculty Members Speak out on Climate Change A number of SUNY-ESF faculty members have been called upon for their expertise following the release of the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
SUNY-ESF Harvests Shrub Willows for Sustainable, Green Energy ESF has begun harvesting shrub willows from land that was once considered an industrial waste site. The wood will be transported to an upstate New York biomass plant for use in its electric power facility.
SUNY-ESF Earns High Marks for Scholarly Work The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index lists ESF fifth among college and universities in the category of “Specialized Research Universities — Applied Sciences."