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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 22, 2019
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute In the grand tradition of European academia known as festschrift, colleagues and friends of a retiring academic gather to commemorate the gravity and legacy of the person’s career with papers and talks. Robert Socolow has been to enough...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 17, 2019
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Dense rainforests, maple-blanketed mountains and sweeping coniferous forests demonstrate the growth and proliferation of trees adapted to specific conditions. The regional dominance of tree species we see on the surface, however, might actually...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Apr 03, 2019
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Health care-associated infections — illnesses that people contract while being treated in a hospital or other health care facility — sicken millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars in additional treatment. While there has...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Mar 18, 2019
Henry Horn, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, emeritus, a scholar and fervent naturalist for whom Princeton’s campus and the surrounding areas provided a rich biosphere for study, died suddenly March 14 at Princeton. He was 77. Horn, who was a longtime associated faculty member...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Mar 18, 2019
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), a co-sponsor of the 2019 Princeton Environmental Film Festival, will host selected films on the Princeton University campus April 8-14. The films will be screened on the dates and times listed below in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. A full...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Mar 03, 2019
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Luc Deike, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, has received a five-year, $410,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study how bubbles break up in moving fluids...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Mar 03, 2019
By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research In the tropical jungle of Central America where predators abound, a species of cuckoo has found safety in numbers by building communal nests guarded by two or three breeding pairs. Why then do these agreeable avians sometimes ditch...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Feb 26, 2019
By Kirtland Snyder for the Princeton Environmental Institute “Every species has an independent right to existence that transcends their utility.” With that, journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert set the tone of her appearance at Princeton University on Feb. 21 — one of deep concern for the...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Feb 25, 2019
Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), has received a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship in the field of ocean sciences from the New York City-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Fellows receive a two-year $70,000 grant to pursue any lines of...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Feb 22, 2019
By B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Governments around the world rely on scientific assessments to guide environmental policy and action. Yet, these assessments, like those produced by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jan 17, 2019
Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers, and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jan 07, 2019
By Wendy Plump for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Princeton University undergraduate students — including 2018 Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) summer intern Maria Stahl '20 (profiled below) — demonstrate a new level of commitment to environmental...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jan 04, 2019
By B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world, according to a perspective piece published in the journal Science. Compared to on-the-...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 28, 2018
Speakers for the Princeton Environmental Humanities Colloquium sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) have been announced for Spring 2019. The Environmental Humanities Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 20, 2018
The ghosts of harvesting past can haunt today's conservation efforts. The conservation or overharvesting of a resource such as fish, timber or other wildlife often is determined by past habits and decisions related to that resource, according to a study led by researchers at Rutgers and...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 18, 2018
By the Office of Communications When it comes to flirting, animals know how to put on a show. In the bird world, males often go to great lengths to attract female attention, like peacocks shaking their tail feathers and manakins performing complex dance moves. These behaviors often stimulate...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications Already the world is experiencing the symptoms of a looming, global environmental crisis, said journalist and author Naomi Klein at a Dec. 11 talk held in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition "Nature's Nation:...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a study led by Princeton...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute From the oceans to the forests, from diseases to natural disasters, Princeton faculty and students are carrying out research crucial to understanding and preserving our planet. Those efforts are the centerpiece of an exhibition celebrating...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Dec 12, 2018
By Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change, held Dec. 6 and 7 at the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University, brought together scholars and journalists to explore the impact of climate change on Indigenous...