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Environmental Ecology

Princeton-Led Team Finds Secret Ingredient for the Health of Tropical Rainforests

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 (All day)

A team of researchers led by Princeton University scientists has found for the first time that tropical rainforests, a vital part of the Earth's ecosystem, rely on the rare trace element molybdenum to capture the nitrogen fertilizer needed to support their wildly productive growth.  Most of the nitrogen that supports the rapid, lush growth of rainforests comes from tiny bacteria that can turn nitrogen in the air into fertilizer in the soil.

Wilcove Blends Science, Policy to Advance Conservation

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Monday, November 24, 2008 (All day)

Princeton Students Explore Lake Carnegie for Nature's Sake

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 10:00am

You have to love nature, rising junior Stephanie Hill said, when you grow up, as she did, in a remote, pristine village on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in British Columbia.

Megan Prier, a rising sophomore who hails from suburban Malvern, Pa., developed her passion for environmental issues in a different way. She became inspired about the possibility for change in high school after watching a documentary film on global warming.

And Reid Fritz, a rising junior from San Diego, Calif., said he can't remember a time when he wasn't interested in all things aquatic.

Sustainability Projects Funded through High Meadows Gift

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Monday, June 16, 2008 (All day)

The first round of initiatives has been funded under the auspices of the research, education and civic engagement section of the University's new Sustainability Plan.

Supported by a gift from the High Meadows Foundation, the nine projects range from a course that evaluates energy efficiency in local homes to a new sustainability curriculum for Outdoor Action participants to the installation of a student-designed garden at Forbes College.

Levin Chosen as Member of Italian Academic Institute

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (All day)

Princeton ecologist Simon Levin, who has made major contributions in the areas of biological conservation and ecosystem management, has been selected as a foreign member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, a venerable Italian academic institute.

Founded in 1810, the Venice-based academy brings together leading scholars from around the world with the aim of promoting "the advancement, dissemination and protection of the sciences, literature and arts."

Rainfall and River Networks Prove Accurate Predictors of Fish Biodiversity

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 (All day)
Rodriguez-Iturbe computer model The figure at the top right represents average runoff (the amount of rainfall that ends up in rivers or streams) with the driest regions appearing in red and the wettest in blue. The middle figure is an abstraction of the Mississippi-Missouri river network.

Endangered Zebra Life Caught on GPS

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 (All day)

Rodriguez-Iturbe Named to Pontifical Academy

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Monday, April 21, 2008 (All day)

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

The academy, while under the direct protection of the Pope, is an autonomous body composed of 82 scientists from around the world. Previous and current academy members include many Nobel Prize winners.

Testing the Waters in Bermuda for Global Warming

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 (All day)
Fieldwork in Bermuda

Author Finds Migrating Animals Have 'No Way Home'

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007 (All day)

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