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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…

Pacala chairs national committee calling for immediate push for CO2-removal technology

October 29, 2018

The escalating effects of climate change now demand a substantial research initiative to develop and launch “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering…

PEI researchers among recipients of Dean for Research Innovation Funds

April 24, 2018

PEI faculty and associated faculty were among several Princeton faculty to receive 2018 Dean for Research Innovation Funds

Farms, petroculture and the Environmental Nexus: Four new environmental studies courses and ENV 200 for Spring 2018

December 4, 2017 ・ PEI Staff

Four new environmental studies courses and the popular “Environmental Nexus” class are among the many Spring 2018 offerings from PEI’s Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. Registration begins Dec. 6.

In ‘The Environmental Nexus,’ students explore the many paths to saving the planet

May 31, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

The new course “Environmental Nexus” approaches the environmental crisis from multiple perspectives to prepare students for the future effects of the global environmental crisis .

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Tree-Bark Thickness Indicates Fire-Resistance in a Hotter Future

January 11, 2017 ・ Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A Princeton University-led study has found that trees in fire-prone areas around the world develop thicker bark. The findings suggest that bark thickness could help predict which forests and savannas will survive a warmer climate in which wildfires are expected to increase in frequency.

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Competition, Hydraulic Damage, and the Universal Rules Regulating Plant Water Use

October 11, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Tiny valves on the surfaces of leaves, called stomates, regulate carbon gain and water loss by plants, and are thus linchpins of the global carbon and water cycles. Amazingly, the same simple model regulates stomates worldwide. This model is backed…

Stephen Pacala Awarded Funding For New Course: The Environmental Nexus

May 16, 2016 ・ Holly P. Welles

Stephen Pacala, former director of PEI, awarded funding to create a large Environmental Studies course to examine a collection of global environmental crises.

In Rainforests, Battle for Sunlight Shapes Forest Structure

January 8, 2016 ・ Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Researchers have discovered that competition for sunlight among rainforest trees leads to the remarkably consistent pattern of tree sizes seen in tropical forests around the globe.