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Resplandy receives NSF CAREER Award to study the formation and future of Pacific and Indian Ocean dead zones

July 8, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), received a five-year, $654,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to examine the complexity of factors that lead to the formation and expansion of oxygen-depleted regions,…

Lauren von Berg, Class of 2020, publishes research from PEI internship studying Antarctic sea ice

June 16, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

In the images Lauren von Berg created, the ebb and flow of life in one of Earth’s most inhospitable places undulates across the screen. As a Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) intern at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, von Berg worked…

Fewer fish may reach breeding age as climate change skews timing of reproduction, food availability

July 24, 2019 ・ Joseph Albanese

Climate change may be depriving juvenile fish of their most crucial early food source by throwing off the synchronization of when microscopic plants known as phytoplankton bloom and when fish hatch, according to Princeton University researchers. The long-term effect on…

Resplandy named 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

February 25, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), has received a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship in the field of ocean sciences from the New York City-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Fellows receive a two-year $70,000 grant to pursue any lines of…

Science at sea: Bess Ward teaches and researches from the Pacific Ocean

September 18, 2018 ・ Liz Fuller-Wright

When oceanographer Bess Ward was granted research time aboard the R/V Sally Ride during the middle of the spring semester, she had to figure out how to teach GEO 428, “Biological Oceanography,” from the Pacific Ocean. She created a teaching schedule that…

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Ocean’s heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere

June 19, 2018

A Princeton-led study suggests that existing studies may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world

Princeton climate scientist Balaji selected for French climate initiative

January 11, 2018

Climate modeler and PEI associated faculty Venkatramani Balaji is one of 18 researchers worldwide selected to participate in French President Emmanuel Macron’s prestigious “Make Our Planet Great Again” climate initiative.

Birth of a storm in the Arabian Sea validates climate model

December 6, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Researchers from Princeton and NOAA found that extreme cyclones that formed in the Arabian Sea for the first time in 2014 are the result of global warming.

A passion for nature drives senior Zoe Sims’ excellence in environmental studies

June 5, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Graduating senior Zoe Sims has distinguished herself as a scientist and a student, motivated by a love of the environment and overcoming challenges.