Schmidt Futures announced today that Mary Caswell "Cassie" Stoddard is one of 10 Schmidt Science Polymaths for 2022. The program makes long-term bets on recently tenured professors with remarkable track records, promising futures and a desire to explore interdisciplinary research.
Bryan Grenfell, Princeton University’s Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, is one of three recipients of the 2022 Kyoto Prize.
The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Princeton ecologists Shane Campbell-Staton and Sarah Kocher are members of the newest class of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, two of the 22 early-career scientists who will receive four years of funding to explore pressing questions in health and medicine. Campbell-St
The presentation ceremony of the 14th Frontiers of Knowledge Awards will take place on Thursday, June 16 in Bilbao, Spain. The award ceremony and town hall reception will be livestreamed on the BBVA Foundations website. The full edited video of the ceremony will also be published on the following day on...
A tortoise from a Galápagos species long believed extinct has been found alive and now confirmed to be a living member of the species.
Princeton senior Katherine Irelan spent two months in summer 2021 walking the slopes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park searching for specimens of the native shrub pūkiawe (Leptecophylla tameiameiae) for her senior-thesis research on how the plant allies with soil fungi to thrive in different environments and climates.
Mosquitoes. Bane of backyard picnics -- and deadly in Zika- and dengue-prone regions. Most of the world’s mosquitoes are opportunistic, willing to drink blood from any nearby source. But in some regions, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika, dengue and yellow fever have evolved to bite humans almost exclusively.
Former EEB undergraduate and Simon Levin advisee Claire Thompson ’20 won a gold medal in Women's Ice Hockey at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Claire set an Olympic record, scoring 13 points as a defender.
For Claire Thompson’s Olympic profile,...
This fourteenth edition of the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology has gone to the ecologists Lenore Fahrig, Simon Levin and Steward Pickett for incorporating the spatial dimension into ecosystem research, in the sense of landscape and its multiple scales, and bringing it to bear in the management...
A population of strange canids in Texas could hold the key to reviving the highly endangered red wolf. From a distance, the canids of Galveston Island, Texas, look almost like coyotes, prowling around the beach at night, eyes gleaming in the dark.