Current Events & Updates

Current Events & Updates

Updated Regularly: MANY updates and deadlines!

Posted by Nancy Pierce at 12:38PM   |  Add a comment

For nearly 20 years we have invited volunteers, especially undergraduate students, to help with my long-term research project on diamondback terrapins in New York City's Jamaica Bay in June and July 2017. The field site can be easily reached by train, bus, or car from NYC, Long Island, and nearby NJ. The field work involves mark-recapture of nesting terrapins, monitoring nests and raccoons, interacting with park visitors, and many other related activities.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their experience with urban wildlife and scientific research. The project has a substantial record of both short-term and long-term projects, rigorous experimentation and data collection, and resulting publications (see  In some cases, students have been able to complete enough work in a single summer to then co-author resulting publications.

More on Jamaica Bay Terrapin Research is available at For more information, contact Dr. Russell Burke at


Dr. Russell Burke

Donald E. Axinn Distinguished Professor in Ecology and Conservation

Department of Biology

Hofstra University

Posted by Nancy Pierce at 10:06AM   |  Add a comment
Don't Miss Out!


  ALL bio/biochem students, faculty & staff – celebrate our seniors!

Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Clark Lounge

  • $15 / department student
  • $20 / guests, faculty, staff

Will you join us?  Details will follow, but for planning purposes, we need a head count.

Let Nancy Pierce know ( by April 14 if you will join us.  Guests are welcome.  However, space is limited.

Posted by Nancy Pierce at 9:59AM   |  Add a comment

It has been a great year for the Biology Club.  Thank you to all of you, especially the officers, for all the work that you did to make our events great.

If you would like to be considered for a 2017-2018 biology club E-board position, complete the following form by this Sunday (April 30, 2017).

Posted by Nancy Pierce at 1:01PM   |  Add a comment

The Chemistry Club would like to collaborate with Bio/Biochem. They will be running an instructional lab for local home-school children Saturday April 29 from 10am-12pm.

If you would like to volunteer, comment on the last slide of this presentation:

Feel free to add any ideas for experiments.

  • T-shirt designs!- email submissions to
  • Also, there will be a homeschool lab interest meeting Wednesday April 19 at 6pm in CNS 115.

  • Our meetings are Wednesdays at 5pm in CNS 115!

Anyone interested should email or contact Eva Chebishev at

Posted by Nancy Pierce at 12:40PM   |  Add a comment
Research project opportunity for the 2017-18 academic year (and preferably longer).  

I am looking for 1-2 students to join the dendrochronology research project which is focused on using analysis of tree rings to reconstruct chronology and climate in Mexico.  There are two tracks - one to understand the relationship between climate and tree growth-and the other to use archaeological wood to develop a time record to understand cultural changes in prehispanic Mesoamerica.  The research requires that you take a fall semester class in dendrochronology at Cornell (which you can take at no extra expense and most likely can get credit that could count towards your major requirements) and then either earn research credit or salary beginning spring 2018.  Preference to those who will be sophomores or juniors and have some background in botany (tree identification, growth, and anatomy), archaeology, or Spanish language.   
Here are two links that describe the project:
Please contact me if you are interested. 
Paula  Turkon

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