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Protecting corn, saving elephants: Alana Reynolds pursues conservation through conflict resolution

May 30, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly, PEI

Senior Alana Reynolds’ (EEB/ENV) lifelong passion for the environment is rooted in the desire to help resolve human-wildlife conflict

The ecological costs of war in Africa

January 10, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly, PEI

Princeton researchers found that war has been a consistent factor in the decline of Africa’s large mammals, but that conservation and rehabilitation are still possible.

Drones, Thorns and New Orleans: PEI’s Summer of Learning Symposium features breadth of undergrad research

October 30, 2017

PEI’s internship program’s projects focused on global environmental challenges in the areas of policy and resilience, biodiversity and conservation, alternative energy, climate and oceans, and water, soil and human health.

Protecting nature, preserving humanity: A Q&A with Robert Pringle

June 2, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University’s Robert Pringle discusses the need to shore up protected natural areas to preserve our planet and ourselves.

Tyler Coverdale

RESEARCH HONOR: Coverdale receives ESA Graduate Student Policy Award

April 3, 2017 ・ Office of Communications

Graduate student Tyler Coverdale, participant in PEI’s Grand Challenge Program, one of six nationwide to receive a Graduate Student Policy Award from The Ecological Society of America.

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…

Understanding Animal Coexistence With a Little Dung and a Lot of DNA

November 30, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz

Princeton University researchers deployed a new tool to help solve an old ecological puzzle: How can multiple animals coexist while eating the same resources?

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.