Howard Cornell, Emeritus

BA, 1969 Tufts University, Medford, MA Ph.D: Ph.D. 1975 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Interests

  • Community ecology, especially the factors that affect species diversity at different spatial scales, plant/insect interactions, meta-analysis and macroecology

Research Abstract

  • I 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

Areas of Emphasis

  • Integrative Ecology, Agricultural Ecology


  • Environmental Science and Policy