Tree-Bark Thickness Indicates Fire-Resistance in a Hotter Future
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:15am
A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. 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.
Stephen Pacala, former director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), provides a visual tour of the University's interdisciplinary center for environmental research, education and outreach. In this video Pacala discusses the Institute's mission, world-class faculty, interdisciplinary research and unique educational opportunities, including internships.
Stephen Pacala Awarded Funding For New Course: The Environmental Nexus
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:15am
Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and former director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), has been awarded funding through Princeton University’s 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education to create a new Environmental Studies course, ENV 200 “The Environmental Nexus”, to examine a collection of global environmental crises.
In Rainforests, Battle for Sunlight Shapes Forest Structure
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
Despite their diversity, the structure of most tropical rainforests is highly predictable. Scientists have described the various sizes of the trees by a simple mathematical relationship called a power law.
With an Extension of Financial Support from BP, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative Now to Run to 2020
Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day)
Princeton University President Christopher E. Eisgruber (left) and Felipe Bayon (right), senior vice president, BP America, shaking hands during the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) renewal announcement. (Photo by Mark Czaijkowski)