News: Conservation

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Undergraduate Jack Corso '19 works in Steve Pacala's lab at Princeton. This summer he spent his time in La Jolla, California learning the intricacies of the coral reef photomosaic methodology. Corso also traveled to the French Polynesian island of Moorea, located in the Society Island Archipelago.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

An essay by Alexandra DeCandia, Andy Dobson, and Bridgett vonHoldt argues for more widespread adoption of diverse molecular methods – examining host and parasite genetics, epigenetics, and microbiome – in studies of wildlife disease.

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Frequent armed warfare in many of Africa’s nature reserves has contributed to the decline of some of the continent’s iconic beasts. To understand the overall effect of warfare on wildlife, Joshua Daskin and Robert Pringle at Princeton University analysed data collected between 1946 and 2010 on more than 250 populations of large herbivorous...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

“This is one of the only instances I’ve ever heard of where you can have cost-negative carbon sequestration,” said Timothy Treuer, co-lead author of the study and a graduate student in Princeton’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Monday, May 22, 2017

In the spring course 'The Environment: Science and Policy,' Oppenheimer teamed up with ecology expert David Wilcove professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology...

Friday, Apr 21, 2017

Earth Day 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most politically charged in a generation.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

For decades, among the most enduring questions for ecologists have been: “Why do species live where they do?

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

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.

Monday, Jun 23, 2014

While African wildlife often run afoul of ranchers and pastoralists securing food and water resources for their animals, the interests of fauna and farmer might finally be unified by the “Sodom apple,” a toxic invasive plant that has overrun vast swaths of East African savanna and pastureland.

Monday, Jul 29, 2013

The Art of Science 2013 exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus consists of 43 images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tropical rain forests have been called the "jewels of the earth" due to the rich diversity found in their flora and fauna. La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica is a preserve where scientists conduct research on the rain forest's role in world ecology. Ants of many species enjoy nectar produced by Inga thibaudiana, a relatively small tree...