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May 2008

Levin Chosen as Member of Italian Academic Institute

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (All day)

Princeton ecologist Simon Levin, who has made major contributions in the areas of biological conservation and ecosystem management, has been selected as a foreign member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, a venerable Italian academic institute.

Founded in 1810, the Venice-based academy brings together leading scholars from around the world with the aim of promoting "the advancement, dissemination and protection of the sciences, literature and arts."

Rainfall and River Networks Prove Accurate Predictors of Fish Biodiversity

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 (All day)
Rodriguez-Iturbe computer model The figure at the top right represents average runoff (the amount of rainfall that ends up in rivers or streams) with the driest regions appearing in red and the wettest in blue. The middle figure is an abstraction of the Mississippi-Missouri river network.