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Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice Event Series

Publish Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:00am

Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice

In spring 2017, PEI is launching Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice. This event series will feature writers, filmmakers, other visual artists, and scholars whose work engages fundamental questions of environmental justice. Our visitors will address the political, imaginative and ethical challenges that result from unequal exposure to environmental risk and unequal access to environmental resources.

Will It Rain? Monitoring Program Puts Crucial Info in Hands of Remotest Farmers

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

At a vegetable farm in West Africa, where the planting is done by hand, questions about weather boil down to the most urgent question of all:  Will the rains be good or bad?

Tree-Bark Thickness Indicates Fire-Resistance in a Hotter Future

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:15am

A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. The findings suggest that bark thickness could help predict which forests and savannas will survive a warmer climate in which wildfires are expected to increase in frequency.

Wild science: Photos from the Mpala Research Centre

For Princeton University faculty and students, the Mpala Research Centre, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional field laboratory that sits on a 50,000-acre reserve and ranch in central Kenya, provides an expansive natural terrain ideal for large-scale field experiments in ecology, biology, geology and other fields. Students and other researchers at Mpala work in a setting where the human and natural worlds intersect, one of great natural beauty and diversity.

Wild Science: The Nature of the Mpala Research Centre

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:45pm

NANYUKI, Kenya — Princeton University graduate student Tyler Coverdale and Ryan O'Connell of the Class of 2017 clap as they walk around the tall bushes surrounding the sprawling experiment site. Not in applause, or for self-motivation — but to alert any buffalo, elephants or other animals that might be foraging for food or seeking shade from the intense equatorial sun.

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Competition, Hydraulic Damage, and the Universal Rules Regulating Plant Water Use

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

Bringing People Together as Scientists to Save a Zebra Species

Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

NANYUKI, Kenya — For 30 long minutes, the two safari buses trundled across the dry bushland of northern Kenya. Rocks and a haze of red dust kicked up from the rough and pitted road. The sun seared through the cloudless sky and thin air of the high escarpment, illuminating the leaves and long blanched thorns of the acacia trees.

Environmental Benefits from HT Canola Production

Prof. David Castle’s interests include innovation in the life sciences and social aspects of biotechnology. His research focuses on the interaction between science and society, including democratic engagement, regulation and governance, and intellectual property and knowledge management. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and several books on the social dimensions of science, technology and innovation. Castle has held several major research awards, and has considerable experience leading strategic research initiatives and research project management.

Interactions Between Climate and Regional Air Quality in the U.S.

Interactions Between Climate and Regional Air Quality in the U.S.: How Changing Climate May Affect Smog and How Cleaning Up Smog May Affect Climate
Loretta J. Mickley  - Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

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