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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…

Full video of Princeton Environmental Forum now available

December 5, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Video is now available of the Oct. 24-25 Princeton Environmental Forum featuring Princeton faculty and alumni environmental leaders in a series of discussions addressing urgent environmental issues for the 21st century, including climate change science and policy, the protection of…

At the frontline: Princeton Environmental Forum addresses environmental crises of the 21st century

October 31, 2019 ・ Denise Valenti and Tom Garlinghouse

In response to the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet, Princeton faculty and alumni who are actively working to protect the environment gathered for the Princeton Environmental Forum held on campus Oct. 24-25. They came with knowledge, questions and an…

PEI awards $1.01 million in Water and the Environment Grand Challenge projects

October 1, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The ecological impacts of extreme weather, a national “climate park” in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and engineered nanoparticles that target groundwater pollutants are among the 13 projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) as part of its Water and…

Tarnita Named Esa Early Career Fellow

FACULTY HONOR: Tarnita Named ESA Early Career Fellow

February 6, 2017 ・ Holly Welles

Corina Tarnita was named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

In African 'Fairy Circles,' a Template for Nature's Many Patterns

In African ‘Fairy Circles,’ a Template for Nature’s Many Patterns

January 19, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications

Scientists have long debated how landscape-scale plant patterns such as the famous “fairy circles” of Namibia form and persist.

PEI Awards $840,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Water and the Environment

June 13, 2016 ・ Molly Sharlach for the Princeton Environmental Institute

The Princeton Environmental Institute has awarded a total of $840,000 to support seven original research projects which will become the nucleus of a new Grand Challenges cooperative focused on environmental issues associated with physical, chemical, and biological aspects of oceans…

Termites Can Aid in Keeping Desertification at Bay

May 18, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz

Termites can keep desertification at bay by adding nutrients and helping water infiltrate soil, but the vegetation patterns that result can be confusing.

Tarnita Named 2015 Sloan Research Fellow

February 24, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz