Faculty Information

NameHoward Cornell
Office2126 Wickson Hall
DepartmentEnvironmental Science and Policy
WebsiteWeb Link
EducationBA, 1969 Tufts University, Medford, MA Ph.D: Ph.D. 1975 Cornell University, Ithica, NY
Research InterestsCommunity ecology, especially the factors that affect species diversity at different spatial scales, plant/insect interactions, meta-analysis and macroecology
Areas of EmphasisIntegrative Ecology
 Agricultural Ecology
Research AbstractI have worked in several systems and on a variety of problems over the years. My motivation has been to search for the underlying principles that drive the functioning of ecological systems and my interests have not been confined to any specific habitat or group of organisms. Over the past several years, I have been investigating the effects of processes operating at different spatial scales on the number of species occupying local habitats. My most important discovery is that regional scale pro
Recent PublicationsCornell, H. V. and R. H. Karlson. 2000. Coral species richness: ecological vs. biogeographic influences. Coral Reefs 19:37-49.
 Cornell, H. V. and B. A. Hawkins. 2003. Herbivore responses to plant secondary compounds: a test of phytochemical coevolution theory. American Naturalist 161: 507-522.
 Karlson, R. H., H. V. Cornell, and T. P. Hughes. 2004. Coral communities are regionally enriched along an oceanic biodiversity gradient. Nature 429: 867-870.
Examination Topicspopulation ecology, community ecology, plant and insect ecology, marine ecology
Accepting StudentsNo
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