Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice Event Series
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:00am
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
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
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: The Nature of the Mpala Research Centre
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
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
Bringing People Together as Scientists to Save a Zebra Species
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.