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PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.

Community-run seafood program, Fishadelphia, links city and Shore

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Fishadelphia, a new community-based fishery program in Philadelphia, will launch its pilot program Friday, Feb. 9, to help provide city residents with access to fresh seafood from Jersey Shore fisheries. Talia Young, a Princeton postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology, created the program to promote affordable access to high-quality food in urban communities, while also supporting local fisheries. She created Fishadelphia with assistance from Atarah McCoy '20 (WWS), who worked on the initiative through PEI's Summer Internship Program.

Princeton, Stockholm University team up to explore ‘Earth in 2050’ global environment

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:30am

Princeton University welcomed researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University for “Earth in 2050: Boundaries, Obstacles and Opportunities,” which focused on key issues related to the global environment, including food security, urban infrastructure, biodiversity and conservation biology, human behavior, and water quality. The Nov. 12-14 conference was by the Princeton International Fund, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

No more free rides: How to value and govern water for the future

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

Efforts to provide the world with clean and accessible water unravel when people try to determine how much water is actually worth, according to a paper published Nov. 24 in the journal Science. The paper's 13 authors lay out four steps for valuing and governing water sustainably. Based at institutions and universities around the world — including Princeton University — the researchers wrote the paper for the Valuing Water Initiative announced in May by the United Nations and the World Bank, which intends to identify methods for determining the value of water.

In 'The Environmental Nexus,' students explore the many paths to saving the planet

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00am

In the "Environmental Nexus" course that debuted this semester, undergraduates approach the environmental crisis from four distinct perspectives — science, ethics, politics and economics, and arts and literature. The course's unique structure prepares students to deal with the future effects of the global environmental crisis — particularly climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and food and water shortages — which will likely touch every facet of their lives.

Diversified Farming Systems: Benefits and Obstacles

Claire Kremen (born 1961) is an American biologist, and professor of conservation biology at University of California, Berkeley.

She graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology in 1982, and from Duke University with a PhD in Zoology in 1987.[2] She studies the impacts of deforestation in Madagascar, on species distributions with a Web-based biodiversity database.

Economic and Ecological Connectivity

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Friday, April 25, 2014 (All day)

<img alt=" src=" http:="""" uploads="" 273="" image="" barrett_hb_cover.jpg"="" style="margin: 5px; width: 241px; float: right; height: 350px">A new volume of essays honoring economist Sir Partha Dasgupta, with contributions by a Princeton University biologist, falls squarely in the tradition of festschrift – books published in tribute to an exceptional living scholar.

Combining Environmental Science, Policy, and Economics

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Friday, January 31, 2014 (All day)

Before graduating from Princeton University in 2007, Steve Anderson '07 realized he wanted to pursue a career that combined his passions for environmental policy, science, and economics. For that reason, Anderson - a Woodrow Wilson School major - decided to obtain a certificate in environmental studies, a decision that helped pave the way to law school and to his current job as a staff attorney for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of General Counsel in Washington D.C.

PEI Welcomes Three Visiting Faculty Members and One Visiting Research Scholar

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 (All day)

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) maintains a vibrant visiting fellows program in environmental research. The program recruits outstanding academic scholars with relevant expertise to Princeton with opportunities to contribute to PEI’s research and teaching programs.

This fall, PEI is pleased to welcome three visiting faculty members and one visiting research scholar: three of whom are working at the intersection of the environment and humanities and one in the field of environmental economics.