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Like a natural system, democracy faces collapse as polarization leads to loss of diversity

December 6, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

Much like an overexploited ecosystem, the increasingly polarized political landscape in the United States — and much of the world — is experiencing a catastrophic loss of diversity that threatens the resilience not only of democracy, but also of society, according…

Frequent extreme events require new governance with the flexibility, resilience of natural systems

September 23, 2021

From the COVID-19 pandemic to devastating wildfires and deadly heatwaves, extreme events are becoming more frequent as a result of human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels and encroachment into natural habitats. An international team that included researchers…

From muddy boots to mathematics: Advancing the science of ecosystems and biodiversity

August 14, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance…

Expansion, environmental impacts of irrigation by 2050 greatly underestimated

May 4, 2020 ・ Joseph Albanese

The amount of farmland around the world that will need to be irrigated in order to feed an estimated global population of 9 billion people by 2050 could be up to several billion acres, far higher than scientists currently project,…

As the world runs out of cures, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, contributing to drug resistance

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

March 26, 2018

Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015.

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Center for BioComplexity News – Fall 2015

October 28, 2015 ・ Sandra Milburn for PEI

CBC Hosts Two Meetings The Center for BioComplexity (CBC) recently hosted two meetings, the first of which was the annual meeting of the NSF-funded Coupled Natural-Human Systems Research Project (Social-Ecological Complexity and Adaptation in Marine Systems) Group, organized and chaired…

Center for BioComplexity News – Winter 2015

March 6, 2015 ・ Contributed by Sandra Milburn for PEI

New CBC Postdoctoral Research Fellows The Center for BioComplexity welcomes a new group of postdocs with a wide range of expertise and interests: Matthieu R. Barbier (Ph.D., Université Paris Sud) is working on bridging the gap between mathematical models and…

Center for BioComplexity News – Fall 2014

September 13, 2014 ・ Contributed by Sandra Milburn for PEI

CBC Researchers Receive Funding for Three New Collaborative Projects Simon Levin and James Watson (Stockholm Resilience Centre) were chosen by Princeton’s Council for International Teaching and Research to receive a grant from the Princeton Global Collaborative Networks Fund.  Levin and…

Center for BioComplexity News – Winter 2014

February 19, 2014 ・ Contributed by Sandra Milburn for PEI

The Center for BioComplexity welcomes two new postdoctoral fellows: Andrew Hein and Thomas Van Boeckel.  Hein (PhD, University of Florida), a theoretical biologist with a background in statistics and applied mathematics, is using biomechanical models to predict migration distances of…