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PEI-STEP fellow Ryan Edwards awarded fellowship to take geosciences to D.C.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:15am

Ryan EdwardsRyan Edwards, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and PEI-STEP fellow, has received the 

PEI awards $515,000 to projects studying our changing climate and environment

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:45pm

Birds and flowers out of sync, the integration of built and natural flood-control features, and frozen methane deep beneath the ocean are among the five projects recently funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute as part of its Climate and Energy Challenge program. Totaling $515,000, the newly awarded research projects will run from 2018 to 2020.

Bourg receives NSF CAREER grant to study fine-grain soil hydrology, mechanics

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Ian Bourg, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, has received a five-year CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study the hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks.

Video for Emmanuel Kreike's March 6 PEI Faculty Seminar now available

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:30pm

PosterThe video for the Tuesday, March 6, PEI Faculty Seminar, "Environcide: War, Society, and Environment," by Emmanuel Kreike, Professor

Peter and Rosemary Grant to receive BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:30am

Princeton ecologists Peter and Rosemary Grant will receive the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of ecology and conservation biology. The Grants were cited for "their profound contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms and processes by which evolution occurs in the wild."

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.

Predicting snowpack in the West before the first flake falls

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:00am

New Princeton-NOAA research suggests that annual snowmelt in the American West can be predicted to the scale of a mountain range as early as March — some eight months before winter begins. The research has the potential to improve water-related decisions for numerous sectors, including agriculture, tourism and fire-control.

The ecological costs of war in Africa

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm

After years of examining conflict in Africa's protected areas, Princeton researchers Joshua Daskin and Robert Pringle report in the journal Nature that war has been a consistent factor in the decades-long decline of Africa's large mammals. But they also found that wildlife populations rarely collapsed to the point where recovery was impossible, meaning that even protected areas severely affected by conflict are promising candidates for conservation and rehabilitation.

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.

Freshman seminar asks students to envision their future in a changing climate

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

The freshman seminar, “Time Capsules for Climate Change,” asks students to use emerging science to think about the future of humanity under climate change and possible strategies for mitigation. Taught by Rob Socolow, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering and associated faculty in the Princeton Environmental Institute, the students are writing four essays that will be placed in time capsules to be opened at their graduation in 2021 and at their 10-, 25- and 50-year reunions. The time capsules are being stored in Princeton’s Mudd Library.

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