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Oct 1, 2019

PEI Faculty Seminar: “Climatic Influences on Tropical Cyclones and Their Severity” with Gabriel Vecchi

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Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, presents “Climatic Influences on Tropical Cyclones and Their Severity.” He discusses how natural and human-made factors have combined to change the activity and impacts of tropical cyclones, among…

Sep 17, 2019

PEI Faculty Seminar: “The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World” with Corina Tarnita

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Corina Tarnita, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, presents “The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World.” Tarnita presents her evidence from multiple continents suggesting that natural spatial patterns such as Africa’s mysterious fairy circles are the result…

Apr 24, 2019

“Will China Save the Planet?” with Barbara Finamore, NRDC

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Barbara Finamore, senior strategic director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), discusses her recent book “Will China Save the Planet?” A leading China environmental expert, Finamore talks about the opportunities and challenges that China faces in…

Apr 2, 2019

PEI Faculty Seminar: “Ocean Nitrous Oxide — No Laughing Matter”

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Bess Ward, William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, reported on her research from the Pacific Ocean into the microbial processes that produce and consume atmospheric nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. The ocean emits up…

Mar 8, 2019

Systems Integration for Addressing Global Challenges

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Jianguo “Jack” Liu, University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, presented, “Systems Integration for Addressing Global Challenges,” Feb. 27 in a joint seminar hosted by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in conjunction with…

Mar 6, 2019

PEI Faculty Seminar: “Strange Floods” with James Smith

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James Smith, the William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and PEI associated faculty, presented, “Strange Floods: The Upper Tail of Flood Peaks in the U.S.” Smith assessed the nature of extreme floods through analyses of…

Feb 18, 2019

Valuing the Climate: Recent Advances and Challenges

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Solomon Hsiang, a past postdoctoral research fellow in Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, discussed recent policy efforts to manage the climate like a capital asset by measuring the costs and benefits of climate — including…

Feb 5, 2019

PEI Faculty Seminar: “Homeless and Hunted: Deforestation, the Wildlife Trade and Biodiversity in Southeast Asia

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David Wilcove, Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute, presented, “Homeless and Hunted: Deforestation, the Wildlife Trade and Biodiversity in Southeast Asia,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Guyot…