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Environmental Research

Research Areas

PEI’s research interests are distinguishable from other (environmentally focused) research activities at Princeton as endeavors involving faculty and research affiliates working across disciplinary lines. These interactions span focal research areas such as carbon mitigation, energy, global health, biodiversity, conservation, sustainability, water, environmental science, and policy.

Through the Grand Challenges program, new research alliances are taking shape to address complex issues surrounding climate and energy; water and the environment; sustainable development; global health; and the urban environment.

PEI is home to a vibrant visiting scholars program in environmental research. The program brings to campus exceptional senior scholars from academia, government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations.

 

Research Centers

Climate Futures Initiative (CFI)

Climate Futures Initiative (CFI)

Climate Futures Initiative explores normative and positive approaches to the future of humankind, especially as that future is affected by climate change. more >>
 

Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI)

Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI)

A 20-yearlong partnership between Princeton University and BP with the goal of finding solutions to the carbon and climate problem. more >>
 

Center for BioComplexity (CBC)

Center for BioComplexity (CBC)

Developing new mathematical and empirical approaches to complexity in biology. more >>
 

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS)

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS)

A collaboration between the University and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). more >>
 

Environmental Humanities

Environmental Humanities

A program for advancing research and teaching in the environmental humanities. more >>
 

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

An ambitious and broadly inclusive initiative addressing global environmental problems in climate and energy, sustainable development, and health. more >>
 

Social-Environmental Research Network (SEReNe)

Social-Environmental Research Network (SEReNe)

Network created to mitigate climate change, put an end to poaching, and ensure natural-resource equity. more >>
 

Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling Program (SOCCOM)

Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling Program (SOCCOM)

An multi-institutional program funded by NSF to enhance our understanding of the Southern Ocean through biogeochemical observations and modeling. more >>