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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 22, 2017
The research of Mary Caswell Stoddard, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and PEI-affiliated faculty, suggests that the shape of an egg for a bird of a given species may be driven in part by features of a bird’s physiology related to its capability for flight.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 08, 2017
A new study by researchers at Princeton and Rutgers universities found that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate flooding in cities along the southeastern coast, while areas that have little history of severe flooding are likely to experience a greater uptick in the number of severe, or even historically unprecedented, floods.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 06, 2017
Thirty-one Princeton University seniors emerged from Guyot Hall on June 5 as the latest recipients of certificates in environmental studies from the Princeton Environmental Institute. The certificates and prizes for notable undergraduate research — including three inaugural book prizes — were presented during PEI Class Day.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 05, 2017
Zoe Sims, who will receive her degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and a certificate in environmental studies on June 6, has distinguished herself as a scientist and a student during her time at Princeton. She is motivated by a love of the environment and overcoming the challenges of field work. She received the Environmental Studies Senior Thesis Prize at PEI Class Day on June 5 for her study on the effect of groundwater pollution on coral reefs in Bermuda.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 02, 2017
Robert Pringle, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, advocates in a June 1 perspective piece in the journal Nature for a global effort to upgrade and enlarge protected areas. In this Q&A, Pringle discusses his article, the need to defend and shore up protected areas, and how, if we forsake our remaining wild places, we risk losing the foundations of a healthy planet and the links to other living things that make us human.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 31, 2017
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.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 30, 2017
Princeton University researchers visited the BP-owned Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Texas on May 3 to understand the technical and financial aspects of wind power and to search for research projects that would be valuable to the industry. Support for the trip was provided by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 22, 2017
Climate change expert Michael Oppenheimer and ecologist David Wilcove, both affiliated with the Princeton Environmental Institute, teamed up to explore a range of environmental concerns through a policy lens in the spring course “The Environment: Science and Policy.”
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Posted by Morgan Kelly on May 22, 2017
Scientists including PEI's Gabriel Vecchi have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could help in the planning of activities ranging from shipping to oil and gas extraction, fishing and tourism.
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Posted by Pooja Makhijani, Office of Communications on May 19, 2017
“Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition is, perhaps, substantially less severe than has been argued,” said PEI affiliated faculty, Daniel Sigman. In other words, the results of this study suggest that atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the open ocean “is not the problem we may need to worry the most about,” he said. 
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