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Emma Zajdela's Group of Mentees Receive Santa Fe Institute Prize
July 2, 2024

Emma Zajdela, an Intelligence Community postdoctoral research fellow in the Levin and Oppenheimer Labs, HMEI, and C-PREE at Princeton University, served as a faculty for the first Complexity Global School (CGS) organized by the Santa Fe Institute in December 2023.  The 2024…

Guillaume Falmagne receives Lopez-Loreta Prize
June 19, 2024

The Lopez-Loreta Foundation has just awarded a 1-million-euro Prize to HMEI/EEB postdoctoral researcher Guillaume Falmagne, to fund for 5 years his project CORESO/COLNET: "COoperation in Large-scale NETworks: experimenting optimal structures". The project will set forth drivers of cooperation at large scales, through the design and use of a…

Festschrift honoring Daniel Rubenstein's 43 years of service in EEB
Jan. 11, 2024

A festschrift in honor of Daniel I. Rubenstein’s 43 years of service in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was held on October 2-3, 2023 at Princeton University.  EEB’s chair Jonathan Levine introduced the event, highlighting Dan’s career at Princeton and the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, his scholarly work on decision…

BirDiversity Art Exhibition celebrates art, science and ornithology on campus
Dec. 13, 2023

For one week in early November, bird-themed art adorned the walls of the CoLab gallery space in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts as part of the first-ever BirDiversity art exhibit. Almost 90 pieces—including photographs, paintings, sketches, embroidery, and videos—greeted an estimated 250 visitors on the exhibit’s opening night on…

Shane Campbell-Staton as narrator of "Evolution Earth" on PBS.
Sept. 15, 2023

"At the front lines of this rapid change are the scientists, filmmakers and local communities recording the animals’ stories. We follow heart-warming tales of resilience that redefine our understanding of evolution, and hint at how nature can show us a path towards a sustainable future for Planet Earth.

The series is narrated by…

Lake Champlain Land Trust: Henry & Elizabeth Horn's Legacy
July 28, 2023
Hatch Hill: A Lasting Conservation Legacy

Elizabeth Horn fondly recalls summers spent at her family land nestled in the rolling hills of Whitehall, New York. Exploring the property’s forests, cliffs, and wetlands, hiking up to the top of Hatch Hill, watching the sun set behind the low mountains rising above Lake Champlain’s South Bay—these…

Six-Part Documentary Series "HUMAN FOOTPRINT" Hosted by Shane Campbell-Staton.
June 14, 2023

Don't miss "HUMAN FOOTPRINT," hosted by Shane Campbell-Staton.

In this captivating series blending science and travel, viewers are taken on a journey from cutting-edge laboratories to bustling street markets, from farms to renowned restaurants, and from ancient forests to the hidden corners of New York. The aim is to explore how…

Introducing an Expert: Sarah Kocher, on Social Behavior ("The Charge" Newsletter).
June 14, 2023

Beyond pollinating flowers and crops, bees are also helping researchers decode the genes behind social behaviors.

Princeton biologist Sarah Kocher studies these genes in sweat bees — which, unlike their hive…

Wall Street Journal: "Peter Grant Has Documented Evolution in Action"
June 2, 2023

Wall Street Journal: "Peter Grant Has Documented Evolution in Action"

Evolutionary Biologist Peter Grant spoke with the Wall Street Journal about expertise on tracking the development of finches in the Galápagos Islands.

"Enchanted by Daphne" by Renowned Ecologist Peter R. Grant is Now Available.
May 23, 2023

Exciting news, "Enchanted by Daphne" by renowned ecologist Peter R. Grant is now available in hardcover and ebook formats.

Peter takes us on an extraordinary journey in this captivating memoir, from his childhood in World War II-era Britain to his ongoing research in the Galápagos archipelago. Explore the triumphs and challenges of…