News

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Simon A. Levin has been elected a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his contributions to the mathematics of ecology, evolution, and epidemiology.

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Campbell-Staton and Pringle recently published their findings in Science, demonstrating an example of human-driven natural selection on a large herbivore and unveiling the genetic mechanism behind this adaptation.

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2021 class of Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering. This year’s class features 20 innovative early-career scientists and engineers, who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research. The fellowship is awarded to early-career scientists and engineers with...

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

With Venture Forward, Princeton University is embarking on a new engagement and fundraising campaign dedicated to sharing Princeton’s defining principles and their impact on the world. To support the launch of the campaign, the 'Dare to Venture' video series introduces Princeton faculty and alumni who are daring to ask the questions that can...

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021

Princeton University and McGill University researchers reported in the journal Science that vaccine “nationalism” — wherein countries stockpile COVID-19 vaccine to prioritize access for their citizenry over equitable vaccine sharing — may strongly impact global trajectories of COVID-19 case numbers and increase the...

Monday, Jul 26, 2021

We are excited to announce a special iFAST series - iFAST Theoretical Ecology - to celebrate Dr. Simon Levin's 80th Anniversary and honor his outstanding contributions to theoretical ecology.  This special symposium will be spread among three days, July 26-28 2021, 2.5 hours each day, 10am-12:30pm EST.

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

Christina Badaracco ’12 has fond memories of her years at Princeton, but her favorite college experience may have taken place 7,000 miles away from Nassau Hall. As a student in the ecology and evolutionary biology department, she spent a semester during her junior year at the Mpala Research Center, a “living laboratory” for experimental...

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021

For his senior thesis, Joe Kawalec of the Class of 2021, who graduated Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology with a certificate in environmental studies, studied the natural camouflage of downy woodpeckers to understand how it helps the small bird survive in its forest habitat.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Undergraduate senior Kuziel and Professor Pringle settled on a thesis that turned the challenges of COVID-19 into an advantage: since he couldn’t gather his own data at one national park, he would use previously gathered samples from six animal species — baboons, warthogs, kudu, hartebeest, impala and zebra — at six national parks — Gorongosa...

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

Before wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, they were vaccinated for common diseases and treated for any parasite infections they already carried. As a result, the first few generations of wolves were relatively disease-free, but over the years, various diseases – including mange – have found...

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