EEB student selected as international Streicker Fellow
May 4, 2017

Twelve Princeton undergraduates will pursue internships and conduct research internationally this summer as Streicker Fellows. 

The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research…

Earth Day 2017: Environmental engagement and action
April 21, 2017

Earth Day 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most politically charged in a generation. Scientists and environmentalists are planning to march; questions loom over the future of climate change action and the Environmental Protection Agency, and some academics fear that empiricism itself has come under attack. To engage the campus on issues…

Coverdale receives ESA Graduate Student Policy Award
April 3, 2017

Tyler Coverdale, a graduate student in Princeton University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was one of six graduate students nationwide to receive a Graduate Student Policy Award from The Ecological…

Dean for Research Innovation Funds awarded to highly exploratory projects
March 22, 2017

A number of innovative research projects ranging from the sciences to the arts and engineering have been granted funding through Princeton’s Office of the Dean for Research.

Each year, the Dean for Research Innovation Fund gives support for exploratory…

How temperature guides where species live and where they’ll go
Feb. 13, 2017

For decades, among the most enduring questions for ecologists have been: “Why do species live where they do? And what are the factors that keep them there?” A Princeton University-based study featured on the February cover of the journal…

In African ‘fairy circles,’ a template for nature’s many patterns
Jan. 19, 2017

Be it the Mima mounds of Washington state or the famous “fairy circles” of Namibia in southwestern Africa, people are captivated by the regular patterns of plant growth that blanket desert and grassland landscapes, often with mesmerizing consistency.

Scientists have long debated how these phenomena originate and persist. Now, a new…

Tree-bark thickness indicates fire-resistance in a hotter future
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.

Princeton Profiles: Camden Olson trains service dogs to change lives
Jan. 1, 2017

Sophomore Camden Olson’s desire to have a career training service dogs has led her to major in ecology and evolutionary biology, and she will train and study service animals for her senior thesis.

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Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era
Nov. 21, 2016

Measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research. The researchers report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the only sure…

Get a feel for the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya
Oct. 20, 2016

For Princeton University faculty and students, the Mpala Research Centre, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional field laboratory that sits on a 50,000-acre reserve and ranch in central Kenya, provides an expansive natural terrain ideal for large-scale field experiments in ecology, biology, geology and other fields. Students and other…