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Apr 26, 2020

Climate Change and Coronavirus Panel Discussion

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Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and past director of PEI, Kian Mintz-Woo, postdoctoral research associate in the University Center for Human Values, and environmental journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 PEI Barron Visiting…

Apr 7, 2020

Sustainable Urban Systems

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Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, leads several projects managed by HMEI that study the connections between cities and surrounding communities…

Dec 6, 2019

Princeton Environmental Forum — Full Conference

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The Oct. 24-25 Princeton Environmental Forum featured Princeton faculty and alumni environmental leaders in a series of discussions addressing urgent environmental issues for the 21st century, including climate change science and policy, the protection of biodiversity, the conservation of water…

Oct 29, 2019

Addressing the Climate Problem and Seeking a New Energy Future

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 Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a past director of the Princeton Environmental Institute — now the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) — discusses the “collection” of unprecedented environmental problems that humanity…

Oct 29, 2019

The Ocean as a Buffer to Climate Change

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 Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, and HMEI associated faculty Daniel Sigman, the Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, explain how the ocean absorbs heat and carbon dioxide, providing a buffer against…

Oct 29, 2019

The Importance of Biodiversity

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 David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, and HMEI associated faculty Mary Caswell Stoddard, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, discuss how a variety of animal and plant…

Oct 29, 2019

Storm Surge: Future Hazard and Defense

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 Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, and HMEI associate faculty Sigrid Adriaenssens, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, discuss research at Princeton that is investigating inflatable storm-surge barriers that would protect people, businesses…

Oct 29, 2019

Ecosystems and Drought

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 Associated HMEI faculty Corina Tarnita and Robert Pringle, associate professors of ecology and evolutionary biology, explore “how nature works” — the rules that govern the organization of ecosystems and the small-scale interactions that form large-scale patterns that can reveal…